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Tis’ the Season for Skipjacks!

How did Skipjacks come to be such an important piece of Chesapeake Bay history? As a sailboat designed specifically for harvesting oysters in the 1800’s to being the last commercial sailing fleet left in the World, they are as unique as they are beautiful.   Oystering has a long history in the Chesapeake Bay region,…
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How to Celebrate Local

Many businesses and non-profit organizations have been hit very hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. As we move into the holiday season, it will be more important than ever to support these businesses and organizations if you want to see them survive to 2021 and beyond. Below are some of the ways we can support local…
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Oyster Cage Sponsorships

Making money has been difficult in the last few months. Many of our community members are aware of this and are also struggling. Because of the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic, donations to nonprofits such at Phillips Wharf are down. In fact, estimates suggest that 83% of all US charities have reported declines in…
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Ready? Set. Grow!

Last month, we kicked off our Tilghman Islanders Grow Oysters program for the 2020-2021 season. The oysters that were placed with volunteer growers in September are now growing rapidly in their new homes. How do we know?     Well, earlier this month, we trained some of our growers to measure their oysters so that…
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