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This photo documentary project focuses on Deale, Maryland, a village with an active charter boat fleet on the Western Shore of Chesapeake Bay. It is an exploration of past and present, with the photographer returning to the place of his childhood to capture images that were fading from memory. From September 2012 until March 2013 the author travelled Deale's bayside roads, creek side communities, docks, and boatyards in search of people and places left behind 15 years earlier. Some people and places were familiar; others no longer exist. The photographer also spent time aboard the charter boat Miss Grace, departing Rockhold Creek with fishing parties in search of rockfish, the prized and celebratory catch of the Deale charter fleet. The project includes a website and a book. It is a blend of personal memory and a contemporary vision of a place that persists even as the world passes it by.