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Water Ways: Mid-Atlantic Maritime Communities celebrates the coastal region stretching from Long Island, New York, through New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia to the Outerbanks of North Carolina. Maritime workers and artisans from 15 communities in these states will come together to demonstrate their skills and share their stories. Click on the picture to see more.

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Everyship must have a name, meet the Joy Parks.

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These people are enjoying the view and conversation aboard the Joy Parks.

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Two volunteers at this boat tent take a break to have a conversation.

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A metal welder is partitioned off to protect onlookers from danger. He offers his colorful works on the table next to his work area.

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The mast of one the many area ships that were temporary docked for the Folklore Festival's boating section.

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Also an educational festival, this woman is teaching young children the ways and means to man a boat. The children enjoy the simulation, and gain interesting knowledge in the process.

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This little boy is on the road to being a tip-top sailor someday. He watches as his action of pulling the main sail's rope causes it to rise up to catch the wind.

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The mast of this ship points right to the music tent of the Nuestra Música portion of the Folklife Festival.

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The foundation of any boat is it's main beam. This shipbuilder is working diligently, making sure each pass of the shaver is precise, and all measurements are accurate.

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Kids rush to get their hands stamped and get stickers at the beaver table.

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Young kids learn how to make proper lures to catch fish.

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A professional lure maker hard at work.

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Kids learn about the advantages of having oysters in a fish tank, they will clean it!

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A boy waits for his turn to do some good old fly fishing.

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DCPages staff member, Luke, taking a shot at fly fishing.

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