- The Washington Times - Wednesday, August 11, 2004

Earl White, 85, waterman, storyteller

Earl White, a waterman proclaimed by former Gov. Parris N. Glendening as the “admiral of the Chesapeake Bay,” died this week at his home in Wicomico County. He was 85.

Mr. White, a former oysterman from Deal Island, was best known as a storyteller aboard a skipjack owned by the nonprofit Chesapeake Bay Foundation. Over the last 13 years, he told stories to 41,000 guests on nearly 2,000 trips aboard the old boat.

Friend Nancy Merrill said he died Monday of lung cancer.


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