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"Gus Rice"

An oyster boat at work, 1903
A dredging vessel at work, from Image from page 322 of "Report of the Commissioner for the year ending June 30, 1903" Internet Archive Book Images/Flickr/Creative Commons

The story of Gus Rice, a notorious pirate during the oyster boom of the late 19th century in and around the Chesapeake Bay and her tributaries.

Ric Cottom came to Baltimore more than four decades ago and never left. Formerly the editor and publisher at the Maryland Historical Society, he now runs the Chesapeake Book Company, publishing Chesapeake regional history, biography, and environmental studies.
Lisa Morgan covered the local arts community as co-creator and host of WYPR’s award-winning program The Signal from 2004 to 2015. She has created and produced many programs for WYPR, including news stories, features, commentaries, and audio documentaries. She taught audio production at Goucher College and has done voice-over work for a variety of clients. The Weekly Reader is her latest project.