Visiting Buyboats Event

The Chesapeake Bay Buyboat Association is coming to Chestertown July 27, 2019! This event is open to the public, beginning at 6:00 pm.

~View the visiting Buyboats at Chestertown Marina LLC
~Listen to live music performed by Betty & the Bullet
~Enjoy a traditional Eastern Sho’ Fish Fry & more, provided by Occasions Catering.
~View the festivities atop Chestertown’s own Chester River Packet Co. while docked at High Street
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From Wikipedia: Buy-boats, were approximately 40–90 foot long wooden boats, with large open decks, found most often on the Chesapeake Bay, which made the rounds to purchase oysters from tongers and dredgers. Once the oysters were transferred to the buy-boat, they were taken to a wholesaler or oyster processing house where they could be prepared for sale. This service allowed fishermen to be more efficient by sparing them the need to return to shore as often. The buy-boats might also buy seed oysters, or spat, to be planted in oyster beds.