Maritime Heritage in Crisfield, Maryland and the Chesapeake Islands
The Chesapeake Bay is known for its maritime traditions, scenic islands and renowned cuisine, come see for yourself as you enjoy cooking demonstrations, lectures and more!
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Program No. 8271RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

Discover the colorful Chesapeake Bay and its isolated islands while learning about its cultural heritage, fascinating history and coastal maritime traditions with Crisfield Heritage Foundation. Learn firsthand about the bay’s active seafood industry, visit seafood processing sites and experience daily life in the small working waterfront fishing town of Crisfield. Savor local meals in a variety of restaurants featuring a variety of seafood, including crab and fish. Classes are held at the museum overlooking one of the Chesapeake’s largest public marinas.
Activity Level
On Your Feet
Walking up to one mile on paved terrain; some stairs.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Learn about the harvest of the bay and how seafood such as oysters and crabs are processed and shipped worldwide.
  • Enjoy seafood cooking demonstrations and hear historians and watermen describe the cultural heritage of Chesapeake Bay.
  • Enjoy exciting boat excursions to distant Tangier Island and Smith Island.
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Kathy Berenzoski
Kathy is a trained chef and pastry specialist who graduated from Johnson & Wales Culinary Institute. She is co-owner of nearby Waterman's Restaurant, which focuses on regional seafood and farm-grown products. She not only shares cooking secrets and tips but also behind the scenes insight of what it is like to run a small bar/restaurant in a working waterfront town.
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Kathy Berenzoski
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Janice Marshall
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Charlie Petrocci
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