Crisfield Local Customs

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    Decoy Ducks - Ward Brothers

    by grandmaR Written Sep 6, 2007

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    Hollowing out the body before the use of balsa
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    The Ward Brothers (Lem and Steve) were sons of a Crisfield barber and boatbuilder. They produced nearly 25,000 decoys in 60 years of work. Lem's daughter Ida still resides in the adjacent family house. The shop is on Sackertown Road which is near the marshes, shores and waters of Jenkins Creek about 40 miles south of Salisbury.

    They revolutionized decoy making with their expert wood carving and painting. One of the brothers did the carving, and the other one did the painting. The workshop has been restored to it's original location near the Salt Marshes of Pocomoke Sound off the Chesapeake Bay. It shows the way it was 100 years ago and illustrates the life and times of the Ward brothers. The shop is under the oversight of the Crisfield Heritage Foundation

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    Crab Town

    by grandmaR Updated Sep 11, 2004

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    Although Annapolis is "Crab Town" in CB lingo, the real crab town in Maryland is Crisfield.

    The street signs in Crisfield all have an outline of a crab on them. This one was on the corner next to The Cove Restaurant. I don't know the significance of Charles Adams Corner.

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    Tawes businesses

    by grandmaR Written Sep 22, 2003

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    The Tawes family is really BIG in Crisfield. In addition to the Tawes Museum, and the library in the old Gov. Tawes home, every other business seems to be owned by a Tawes.

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