Skip to Content
HomeAbout this siteHelpSearch this site The Library of Congress
America's Story from America's LibraryMeet Amazing AmericansJump Back in TimeExplore the StatesJoin America at PlaySee, Hear and Sing
Explore the States 马里兰
Photo of Crab Fisherman. Rock Point, Maryland, September, 1936.

Enlarge this image

Jimmiescallinectes sapidus sook漂亮的泳者、水道者、及she-crab都是蓝蟹的别名,它是生于乞沙比克湾的甲壳纲动物。乞沙比克湾是位于美国大西洋沿岸的大型海湾,它在马里兰州的历史及文化上,扮演了一个相当重要的角色。



Do you know what a "jimmy" is?

Jimmies, callinectes sapidus, beautiful swimmers, channelers, sooks, and she-crabs -- are all names for the blue crab, a crustacean found in the Chesapeake Bay. The Chesapeake Bay is a large bay on the Atlantic coast of the United States. It has played an important role in the history and culture of the state of Maryland.

Chesapeake Bay fishermen, or watermen, have harvested the waters for crabs, oysters, clams, and fish for many generations. They work in skipjacks, a name for workboats or fishing boats. Commercial fishing was a huge industry in Maryland, but pollution has caused a decrease in the population of the bay's marine life. Consequently, many watermen struggle to maintain their way of life.

Nevertheless, Marylanders love their crab and eat them by the bushel at crab houses. These restaurants cover their tables with brown paper, unload a bushel of crabs on the table and provide knives and mallets for customers to pry the crabs open. Have you ever eaten a crab?

1/1 页 More Stories

Library Of Congress | Legal Notices | Privacy | Site Map | Contact Us