July 31, 2023
On this week’s PreserveCast we’re revisiting a conversation 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.