Several years ago I had an opportunity to join Capt. Ed Farley and his crew on the working skipjack H. M. Krentz, as they dredged for oysters in the Chesapeake Bay. Here are just two of the photos I took. In this first picture, two of the crew are culling oysters that have just been dredged up.
This next photo shows piles of oysters on both sides of the deck.
The H. M. Krentz is a vessel similar to the Wilma Lee that is berthed at the Community Store dock. In the summer months, the Wilma Lee is available for sunset cruises in Pamlico Sound.
Like the Wilma Lee, nowadays from April to October Capt. Ed and the H. M. Krentz are available for relaxing sailing charters departing from the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Maryland. You can read more about the H. M. Krentz here: http://oystercatcher.com/.
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of Beatrice Wells, child
evangelist, who preached at Ocracoke in the late 1930s/early 1940s. You
can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news022116.htm.