now i get it thank you so much!!! is the boat in the picture yours it is absolutely beautifull. just love those old dead rises. do many peope trot line down there i dont think i have ever seen any one doin it in chincateague? hows about the pokomoke sound do they do it there much? just lookin for a place to do it at down there. get a half a bushell for me and the family to eat i would be tickled pink. aint no sense bein a hog about it dont need a full bushell thats just to many to eat at one time for me and the fam. and usually the fridge is full of beer. lol
I think it is a pic of the Eldora C. I know the Crockett family. So used it for my avatar after she disappeared. In 2006 a storm blew in that was unreal. The weather went from a Sunny day to everything covered in a half inch of ice in minutes. I never saw a storm like it before or since. 3 boats were caught between Crisfield and Tangiers. The Eldora C just disappeared. They think his oyster dredge broke loose and pulled the boat over on it's side. Filled with water and gone. But she has never been found.
I have only seen 1 trotliner in the PS. Most folks don't hobby crab down here. They just drop a couple pots or by cheap crabs from neighbors. Usually you can find crabs for 40 bucks a bushel or free if you know the right folks.
"TANGIER ISLAND Whatever happened to James Donnie Crockett?
Ten months later, no one is sure other than that he likely sleeps in the deep.
Crockett, a 77-year-old Tangier waterman, was fetching one of his many cats home from a vets visit on the mainland March 8 when his 42- foot wooden workboat vanished in a snowy gale on Tangier Sound. Weeks of sea and air searches by professionals, neighbors and Crocketts three sons criss-crossed more than 450 square miles of water and shoreline, but turned up just one life preserver and a handful of orange crab baskets.
Now, nearly a year later, theres still no sign of Crocketts body or his boat, the Eldora C.
Its just really unusual, not to have found something, said Jeff Crockett, no relation, the president of the Tangier Watermens Association. This ones a mystery one thats got us all baffled.
Its made even stranger by the fact that searchers could pinpoint within one square mile exactly where Crockett went down. The captain of another boat, also battling the storm that day, saw the Eldora C. disappear from his radar screen about half-way through the 12-mile run to the island from Crisfield, Md. The blip vanished over an area where the water averages just 15 to 20 feet deep. In those depths, the big, broad Eldora C. with a 12-foot steel mast mounted to its deck should have been relatively simple to find.
Two sonar boats have scoured the area. Crabbers and oyster dredgers have steadily scraped its bottom. Violent storms have roared through a battering that should have broken up a water- logged hull.
We expected to at least see chunks of it coming up by now, Jeff Crockett said. Thats a big boat not to have seen hide nor hair of her.
From the VA Polit 2006"