Chesapeake Stories: Oystering near Deal Island

Butch Walters is a waterman from Maryland's Eastern Shore, where land and communities have been lost

Butch Walters is a waterman from Deal Island in Somerset County on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, where land and communities have been lost to land subsidence, erosion and sea level rise.

  • Produced by Will Parson
  • Special thanks to Butch Walters and Caitlyn Johnstone

Comments (1)

Irvin Abbott
May 30, 2021

to be a waterman all your life takes a rougher tougher breed of man..the average joe just can’t ride it out..I salute all the families who have scratched out a living on the mighty Chesapeake..to all the abbotts of deal island.

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