June 13, 2022
On this week’s PreserveCast, we’re setting a course for the Chesapeake Bay with first-generation Maryland crabber Luke McFadden. Luke’s story is anything but typical – from beginning crabbing at age 12 to developing a social media following to help build a brand – but his atypical approach to crabbing might just be what the industry needs at this challenging moment. We’re talking with Luke about the beautiful swimmers, maintaining crab boats and how his can-do approach may just help sustain Maryland’s iconic watermen heritage.
Luke McFadden, Captain of the FV Southern Girl, is a first-generation Chesapeake Bay waterman. You can find him crabbing and keeping his boat, pots, and other tools in good repair on TikTok, Youtube, Facebook and Instagram.
Luke’s Merch: https://bps-merch.itemorder.com/shop/sale/
If you’re a Maryland local, you can buy crabs from Luke Friday through Sunday (in-season) at 7333 East Furnace Branch Road Glen Burnie, MD. Call ahead to place an order at: (410) 979-9941