William Percy Marshall, the son of a waterman, was born in 1899 on the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay in Deale, Maryland. Marshall worked as a waterman until 1937, when he joined the Maryland Conservation Dept. Marine Police. Marshall's boat was part of the oyster navy, charged with enforcing Maryland's oyster conservation laws.
For the complete story, please see the Sept./Oct. 1998 issue of Decoy Magazine.
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