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After almost fully retiring as Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s (CBF) Virginia Oyster Restoration and Fisheries Scientist, Tommy Leggett returned to his desired life as a waterman — aquaculture farming native oysters throughout the bay for his small scale oyster business, York River Oysters. Tommy spends his days working by the tides. At early morning high tide, […]

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Custom boat builders are becoming increasingly difficult to find, particularly in the Chesapeake Bay area. Despite the trade significantly falling off throughout the years, Steve Zimmerman followed his passion for boat building and built a successful, growing business along the way.   After a bold move of deferring his acceptance to UVA’s law school, Steve headed north in search […]