Sunday DECEMBER 3, 2023
Meet Miss Mary
Miss Mary is what is known as a Chesapeake Deadrise. The Chesapeake deadrise is the traditional fishing boat used throughout the Chesapeake Bay and tributaries. Watermen use deadrises year round for crabbing, oystering, fishing, and eels.
Miss Mary was built in1972 in Deltaville VA by boat builder Grover Lee Owens. A Rappahannock Roundstern, she has had numerous owners during the her lifetime, and for most of her life, she was docked in Poquoson, VA.
Miss Mary was owned by Tony's father from 1982 - 2000. Tony purchased "Miss Mary" in 2013, and spent the next five years doing a fiberglass top to waterline restoration. Today, Miss Mary is docked in White Stone, VA. Currently, Captain Tony is crabbing and oystering on her.
Meet Captain Tony
Captain Tony Ferguson was born and raised in Poquoson, VA. He has been a waterman all of his life, working the waters of the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. Captain Tony was a tugboat Captain for many years and has traveled to ports throughout the Chesapeake Bay. Visit the store, Tony will give you a warm welcome, bright smile, and a sincere handshake. You only need to meet him once and you know immediately that he loves his seafood business and is dedicated and determined to provide his customers with the highest quality seafood obtained from reliable sources.
Captain Tony takes pride in his catch of crabs and oysters aboard the Miss Mary.
Meet Lisa Carol
Lisa Carol was born and raised in White Stone, VA. Lisa and her family have been working the waters of the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries for over 5 generations. Her family owned an oyster/fish house on the Rappahannock River and Mosquito Creek, Ro-Hut Oyster House, Inc. in the 80/90's. She is a licensed VA commercial fisherman, and for years oystered alongside her father and brother on her brother Shawn's deadrise, the "Lady Lindsay". Lisa Carol is mom to two, Lacy (25) and Olivia (20), has an associates in drafting & design, studied abroad in Italy while in college, has two fur babies, loves cooking & her new passion gardening.
Lisa Carol is also an avid photographer, "The Salty Daughter, A Waterman Through Her Eyes". She has her pictures hanging up in the market.
Lisa Carol is dedicated and passionate about Miss Mary Seafood, the seafood industry and the environment. She will make sure her customers have access to the highest quality seafood obtained from reliable sources, clean vessels and clean waters.