Black Captains of the Chesapeake

Director: Professor Stephen Barry
Synopsis: Produced & directed by S. Torriano Berry, Black Captains of the Chesapeake explores the lives and work of a group of African American Head Boat Captains sailing out of Kent Narrows. For over 50 years, they have been carrying out fishing parties on the Chesapeake Bay. The documentary also tells of their early days as watermen harvesting the once plentiful bounty of crabs, oysters and clams. Now they must rely on the charter fishing trade alone to earn a living. These captains discuss the dangers on the bay, their total commitment to their work, and the uncertain future they fear for the Chesapeake.

Running Time: 56:00

Event Hours(1)

  • Talbot County Library

    01:15 pm - 02:15 pm

    Chesapeake black boat captain documentary.
    Explores the lives and work of a group of African American Head Boat Captains sailing out of Kent Narrows.

    FREE TO THE PUBLIC!

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