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Learn of the ecology and fisheries of the Chesapeake Bay

Phillips Wharf Environmental Center  –  Tilghman Island Watermen’s Museum

leehouse2014frontImmerse yourself in the rich history of the ecology and fisheries of the Chesapeake Bay. Our quaint little village was built by and was home to one of the richest fisheries in the United States. To understand the origin, growth and decline of one you must understand the story of the other.

timthumbWhere better to do that than the official home of the Chesapeake Bay’s waterman, Tilghman Island, Maryland.

The Island’s homes, streets, harbors and surrounding waters are steeped with the rich and complicated history that spans the last three centuries.