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Maryland Manual, 1933
Volume 150, Page 57   View pdf image (33K)
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Salt Water Fisheries

1932 was an unusually good year for the salt water fishermen in
Chesapeake Bay, both for those engaged in taking fish in a commercial
way by nets, and for those who resort to the Bay and its tributaries
for sport Fish were plentiful in every section, especially the blue fish,
or tailor, which from early in the season until frost were found in great
abundance The spring output of the commercial fish hatcheries main
tamed by the State showed an increase in both white perch and shad,
the former amounting to 128,320,000 and the latter 8,712,400 fry liber
ated in the State waters.

Sport fishing in the Chesapeake is becoming more popular each year
The Deputy Commanders of the Maryland Patrol Fleet, acting under
instructions from the Department and taking in the major fishing resorts
of the Bay, recorded during one week in August the number of persons
engaged in fishing in their several districts The total figures showed
that 2,621 trips wore made during the week and 16,805 persons engaged
in the sport At an average of $8 a boat trip, it was estimated that
the watermen who hired their boats received $20,968 It was also calcu
lated that half of these pleasure seekers remained at boarding houses
and hotels in the vicinity of the fishing grounds for approximately two
days, spending in the neighborhood of $5 a day, which meant that they
put $83,195 in circulation for that item alone It can readily be seen
that these sportsmen materially help the tidewater sections of the State
during the summer season.

Deputy Commanders

Dist. Name Address Vessel

A. S. Creighton . . Cambridge Steamers DuPont and McLane
1st.G. F. Akers . . Rock Hall ... Power Boat Murray
G. T. Whaland . . Rock Hall . . . Chester River Boat*

2nd.James G. Ruth Grasonville ... Power Boat Talbot

3rd.G. O. Haddaway . .... Wittman . . Power Boat Dorchester
W. J. Haddaway . .... Neavitt ... . . Power Boat Queen Anne
Anderton Hubbard . Oxford .... Tred Avon River Boat*
C. A. Bromwell . . Madison . . ... Power Boat Calvert
Robert J. Parks . Crocheron Power Boat St. Mary's
D. C. Kinnamon . .... Cambridge . Power Boat Choptank

4th-. E. A Taylor . Bivalve ........... Power Boat Nanticoke
D. B. Shores . . Dames Quarter ... Wicomico River Boat

5th.A S. Bozman . .... Champ . . . Power Boat Somerset
Geo. T. Taylor ................. .Marion Station Pocomoke Sound Boat

6th.Wm H. Sanders . .... Annapolis Schooner May Brown
E. N Dixon . Galesville ... ... Power Boat Folly
J. O. Rodgers ... . Churchton Power Boat Herring Bay

7th.L F. Miles . . Pearson . . Power Boat Patuxent
T. M. Wise .... Bushwood ... Power Boat Kent
A P. Cullison . . , Ridge ... Power Boat Wicomico
E. J. Plowden .. Bushwood .... . .Power Boat Potomac

*Hired for season only


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