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Beautiful Swimmers Revisited

In 1976, William W. Warner’s Pulitzer-winning Beautiful Swimmers delighted readers everywhere with its tales of Callinectes sapidus, or the Atlantic blue crab, and the Chesapeake watermen whose livelihoods depend on it. Now, writer Tom Horton picks up where his late friend left off, returning to the people and places featured in that book after forty years. Beautiful Swimmers Revisited finds that while much about the Bay and its culture remains the same, a great deal has changed – in the crabbing industry and in the science of conservation.


Directed by Sandy Cannon-Brown and produc­ed by Tom Horton and Dave Harp.­