Black and White
photography from the Chesapeake Bay watershed by Bill Emory
Watermen have been oystering from the Callis jetty in Town Creek since 1957. Earlier this year the jetty sold. The idea was, the new owner might could provide the watermen a place to work from, continuing a 60+ year tradition. Hasn’t happened yet. Watermen have been told, at least for now, to move on.
The watercraft currently tied up at Callis’ jetty are largely utilitarian. Barges. Can you distinguish them from their land cousin, the dumpster?
Missing the watermen.
There was a controversy in Richmond Virginia years ago about a street name. Powhite. Was it pronounced Pow-Hite after the mythical indian tribe, or Po’ White? Do you want to live on Slabtown or Queenstown? antonymic names.
The LanCoVa Supervisors voted unanimously to grant a special exception for an industrial use (marine construction) in the middle of a residential neighborhood. I am dumbstruck, in search of a land use guru who can explain how this action was anything other than arbitrary and capricious given the existing Lancaster County zoning code.
LanCoVa BOS decides tonight regarding inserting an industrial use in the center of my heart.
bottlenose dolphin in Meyers Creek. One of a pod of 6+. Thrilling when viewed from a small boat, or any time…