Photo circa 1948: Oyster Tonger (A. Aubrey Bodine/Baltimore Sun)
Tilgham Tales: Building Boats, Lives and Memories airs on WSKG TV at 8pm on June 8, 2016. Tilghman Island may be a long way from the rest of the world, but its remarkable residents, past and present, have forged a history and legacy that reaches far beyond its shores. Independent, innovative, and idiosyncratic, they fuse intuition, experience, and sheer determination to achieve whatever they set out to accomplish. Whether in building race winning log canoes, or overcoming taboos about women working on the water, their can-do attitude never wavers.