A model of a Chesapeake Bay buyboat, the F.D. Crockett. The museum reconstructed the Crockett and takes it to events around the bay. It was at a buyboat reunion when we were there. The Chesapeake Bay “buyboat” got its name because these large 50-to-100-foot vessels were used to purchase seafood from crabbers, fishermen and oystermen working in smaller workboats, before the days of big engines that allowed watermen to harvest their catch and get back to the dock the same day.
Added 8 August 2011