Bay House Owners

Bay house owners face unique challenges in building and preserving their homes, due to their location in a precarious maritime environment.  Storms and hurricanes, along with frequent vandalism routinely threaten these fragile structures.  Hurricane Sandy in 2012 destroyed many of the bay houses, but some remain. Hard work and labor are necessary to maintain the house.  The traditions continue because of the rich heritage that has been passed down through families and community.



Photo: Sample Photo Listen to how Mary Carson’s father constructed their bay house:




Photo: Sample Photo Listen to Mabel Zelenka and how her bay house survived a hurricane:




Photo: Sample Photo Listen to stories about family foodways:




Photo: Sample Photo Listen to the proper way to display a flag from Frances Judge:




Photo: Sample Photo Listen to stories about the Captree bay houses:




Photo: Sample Photo Listen to jokes played on boaters and other people:


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