Fun stuff: have you hugged a waterman today?

The Federal News Network speaks with Recreation News Publisher Karl Teel about interesting things to do in and near the nation’s capital. This week:

  • here’s your opportunity to celebrate the hard and dangerous work of those who harvest the bounty of the waters for our eating enjoyment, at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s Watermen’s Appreciation Day (today until 5:00 p.m.).

    A “waterman” is defined by Merriam-Webster as one who “makes his living from the water (as by fishing).” While there are women who ply the waters of the Chesapeake for a living, a 2016 article in Baltimore magazine described them as a “rare breed” and a “handful of heroines.”

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