NOVEMBER 29TH, 2020
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 many years. She is a Waterwoman, oystering alongside her father and brother for many years on her brother Shawn's deadrise, "Lady Lindsay". Lisa Carol is an avid photographer, often taking photos of "The Salty Daughter, A Waterman Through Her Eyes". Lisa is an advocate for local watermen, working with federal, state, and local officials who oversee and regulate the fishing industry. She has spent countless hours educating them about the perspective of the waterman and the need to develop generational education and regulations that don't over regulate our fishing industry but at the same time develop sustainable fishing practices. Lisa is dedicated and passionate about Miss Mary Seafood, and will make sure her customers have access to the highest quality seafood obtained from reliable sources.