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The Best Of Times On The Chesapeake Bay: An Account Of A Rock Hall Waterman
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March 25, 2013
Happy Maryland Day! Three-hundred and seventy-nine years ago, the first European settlers landed on Maryland soil at St. Clement’s Island in what is now St. Mary’s County.
Today, we’re commemorating the day with the story of a Maryland waterman. Larry Simns grew up in Rock Hall, MD, a small fishing village on the Chesapeake. He came from a long line of watermen. When he was six years-old, he began fishing and crabbing with his great-grandfather, Captain Willy Stevens. Simns later became a captain himself and became the founding president of the Maryland Watermen’s Association. He stayed in that role for 40 years until his death on March 14th.
Sheilah talks about Larry’s life and legacy with Bob Rich, who helped Larry write a book about his life called The Best Of Times On The Chesapeake Bay: An Account Of A Rock Hall Waterman.
You can buy the book from Schiffer Books here.
Senator Barbara Mikulski gave tribute to Larry Simns on the floor of the Senate on Monday: