Fifth generation Dorchester County waterman, Scott Todd, has been working the waters of the Chesapeake Bay for the last 30 years. Todd, from Cambridge, grew up on the water, whether it was working with his father, waterman Donald Todd, on the Bay, or helping his grandfather, Milford Elliott, who was a boat builder. Those boat building skills picked up from his grandfather later came in handy when he, his father Donald and John Tull built his 46’ Markley, Endless Summer. Scott has worked all over the Bay crab potting, oystering and gill netting. Scott is also the proud owner of the Skipjack Lady Katie, which was built in 1956 by Bronza Parks in Wingate, MD.
He picked up his affinity for skipjacks while working with his other grandfather, Emerson Todd, who owned the Rebecca Ruark. When not on the water, Scott is still working to help other watermen and sustain the future of the commercial fishing industry. As President of the Dorchester County Seafood Harvesters Association and Vice-President of the Chesapeake Bay Commercial Fishermen’s Association, he stays busy.