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Wicomico resident a man of many talents

Robert “Skip” Bloxom of Wicomico retired 11 years ago from his job at Anheuser-Busch Corporation, but he’s not spending his time sitting on the sofa watching television.

Instead, Bloxom can usually be found in the barn on his Carmines Island property, helping a friend with some boat repair or other, building a model of a workboat, restoring an old car to pristine condition, or even constructing a full-size skiff. For the past five years, Bloxom has been oystering regularly, and in his spare time, he likes to go deep-sea fishing. When he has a chance, he intends to go deer hunting once again.

“I’m not killing myself,” said Bloxom, “but I’m working on things I like to do.”

With two projects in the works at the moment, Bloxom, 70, would appear to have plenty of things to do. He is finishing a replica of the “Chesapeake,” a workboat belonging to Ray McElligott of Hayes. He already finished one replica and turned it over t...

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