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A compelling portrait of a vanishing American tradition, as seen through the eyes of the characters-unforgettable men and women-who make their living from the decks of the skipjacks that harvest oysters from Chesapeake Bay. Called watermen, the captains of this sailing fleet are the last fishermen in North America to harness the wind. After 500 years, the Age of Sail has come down to eighteen boats in a pivotal year on two islands in the Bay. How many will make it through the season?
Photographs. 372 pages.