[Posted on Oct 29, 2014 | 327 views]
Ray McElligott, right, of Gloucester Point, owner of the workboat “Chesapeake,” and David Westcott of Seaford cull oysters they dredged with a hand scrape from the Rappahannock River on Oct. 9. The catch was bountiful that day, but supplies have dwindled as a hundred boats or more have worked the area daily. Photo by Sherry Hamilton
Oystermen, above, on the workboat “Miss Paula” call out to Virginia Marine Patrol officers patrolling oyster grounds in the Rappahannock River on Oct. 9. Photo by Sherry Hamilton
Ray McElligott of Gloucester Point displays the stick he uses to measure oysters as he culls his catch. Photo by Sherry Hamilton
Laurie Naismith, left, public relations manager for the Virginia Marine Resources Commission, talks with Marine Patrol Capt. Jamie Green, center, and 1st Sgt. Chris Miller as they patrol oyster bottom in the Rappahannock River on Oct. 9. Photo by Sherry Hamilton
Marine Patrol Capt. Jamie Green, left, and 1st Sgt. Chris Miller keep an eye out for oyster boats that may be running afoul of the law on Oct. 9.
Oyster boats on the Rappahannock River on Oct. 9. Photo by Sherry Hamilton
Oyster boats on the Rappahannock River on Oct. 9. Photo by Sherry Hamilton
Oyster boats on the Rappahannock River on Oct. 9. Photo by Sherry Hamilton
Oyster boats on the Rappahannock River on Oct. 9. Photo by Sherry Hamilton
Oyster boats on the Rappahannock River on Oct. 9. Photo by Sherry Hamilton
Oyster boats on the Rappahannock River on Oct. 9. Photo by Sherry Hamilton
Oyster boats on the Rappahannock River on Oct. 9. Photo by Sherry Hamilton
Oyster boats on the Rappahannock River on Oct. 9. Photo by Sherry Hamilton
Oyster boats on the Rappahannock River on Oct. 9. Photo by Sherry Hamilton
Oyster boats on the Rappahannock River on Oct. 9. Photo by Sherry Hamilton
Oyster boats on the Rappahannock River on Oct. 9. Photo by Sherry Hamilton
Oyster boats on the Rappahannock River on Oct. 9. Photo by Sherry Hamilton
Oyster boats on the Rappahannock River on Oct. 9. Photo by Sherry Hamilton
 
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Godspeed open to public this weekend

Photo: Dick Turner, kneeling, and Doug Lindeman, standing, talk to students about some of the diversions enjoyed by sailors aboard the Godspeed in 1607, including playing cards. Photos by Charlie Koenig
The public is invited to Williams Wharf tomorrow and Sunday to tour the Godspeed.

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Putt announces for HOD; Budget approved

Board also hears plans for Vintage Automotive Festival and Tour de Chesapeake

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Area residents encouraged to Shop Local on Saturday

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Businesses in two counties partnering for event

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Mathews homes featured on this year’s Garden Week tour

Saturday tour is sponsored by the Garden Club of Gloucester

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