STEVE PHILLIPS OF HOOPER ISLAND by Tom Horton
He’s arguably the most famous name in crabdom, the man who opened the vast waters of Asia to the U.S. market that now imports crabmeat in quantities many times over what Chesapeake Bay in its heyday could have supplied.
He’s got fancier places in Annapolis and Ocean City, and crab factories across Indonesia employing thousands; but today, in the apartment over the little 25-picker operation on Hoopers Island, where his family’s empire began more than a century ago, Steve Phillips is where he still calls home.
Only there’s a lot less of it these days.
We are pleased to announce that our film, High Tide in Dorchester, was honored as the Best Environmental Short at the Chesapeake Film Festival in Easton, MD.
We presented a sneak preview of our film, still a work-in-progress, to a packed house at the Avalon Theater on Saturday, Oct. 28, during the thee-day festival.
High Tide in Dorchester will have its official premiere at the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital (DCEFF) next March.
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