November 29, 2022

Wendell Chesser Continues Tales of St. George Island 1920s

St. George Island

“In the [pungy] Joe Smith, we freighted herring after they were salted and packed in barrels. The barrels weighed more than two hundred pounds, and five hundred barrels was a full load for the Joe Smith.’ And so continues Wendell Chesser’s tales of his father’s work boat of St. George Island, MD, during the 1920s.