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Ida May Oyster Dredging Footage: 12/14/1991

The Gladden family has recovered old VHS Tape Footage of the Ida May dredging oysters on the Tangier Sound on 12/14/1991. The footage is of Gordon Gladden as he escorts friends and family on a day of dredging. The Captain is Bobby Leath. Thanks to Dick Barr, who did the videotaping. The footage is significant in that it shows evidence of Dermo and MSX devastating the Tangier Sound oyster beds. There are many oysters, but they are mostly dead or dying. Also of note is that major reconstruction work on the Ida May had been finished just a few months previous and that this was her first season back out on the water and under sail.

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