Re: Crisfield1- the 4th Work day

Good morning Rod-I do hope you enjoy seeing Crisfield other than tearing down a house.  In terms of the oyster and clam shells under the house, back in the 19th century much of what is the lower part of the town was then water.  Oysters and clams were so plentiful, after processing them, the shells were used to build up the land and extend out into the water.  Low lying properties, such as the one where you tore down the house, were raised by filling in the area with oyster shells.

Have a great day!  Joe Pinto

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