Sunday, November 15, 2009
Captain Daddy Art Daniels
The caption was a little difficult for me to write. Around here, we call him Daddy Art.
Daddy Art lives on Deal Island where he was born and raised. Actually, he lives in Wenona, but I seem to have a habit of calling both Chance and Wenona Deal Island.
I recently took these photos of Daddy Art getting his skipjack ready for oyster season. This is his 58th year on one of the most famous skipjacks around (and there are only a handful left).
The City of Crisfield skipjack, so named because Daddy Art bought it 58 years ago in Crisfield, is a amazing boat captained by an equally amazing man. Daddy Art, who has been working the waters for most of his eighty-something years has won the Deal Island Skipjack race on numerous occasions.
In the photos, Daddy Art is making repairs on the skipjack. By now, I am sure he has brought in loads of oysters. Depending on where you live, you might have already had some of Daddy Art's oysters.
Daddy Art is up everyday getting ready to work the waters before most of us go to bed. I wish I had his energy.