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Birth of a Bugeye

  • Aired: 01/02/1979
  • 29:05
  • Expires: 12/31/1979
  • Rating: NR
For 7 years, a film crew documented the slow, fascinating process of transforming roughcut oak and pine into a sleek, graceful symbol of Maryland’s rich maritime heritage; a Chesapeake Bay Bugeye, a rakish two-masted work boat that dominated oyster dredging as far back a 1880. The film features James Richardson, 72 year old master shipwright, who is building this remarkable sailing craft.
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Master shipwright, James Richardson builds a heritage oyster boat, Chesapeake Bay Bugeye.
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