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by Helen Chappell I’ve covered the waterfront for more years than I want to publicly admit. Most of my career has been spent covering and writing about the Eastern Shore and environs, and I have been lost in more places than many people have actually been. Often, I’d be on some crumbling two-lane blacktop in the middle of nowhere, clutching some poorly scrawled directions, trying to figure out which dogleg in the road I was supposed to take to get to my story. Before there was Google Maps, there were road atlases and gas station maps, and, more often than not, the places I was looking for weren’t even thin dotted lines. “You do this and so, and then you look for that, and you take the second left past the blasted pine tree and you can’t miss the oystershell road, and it’s just past that, a dirt lane through the marsh. You can’t miss it!” Over the years, I’ve missed it more than once. There are some places that just don’t want to be found. I have a pretty good sense of direction, but it’s easy to get lost when there are no road signs and the lane you’re looking for went to weeds last year. This has, however, given me a
great collection of old road names. Their origins may be, as the historians say, lost in the mists of time, but there they are, and you really have to wonder why and how they got their names. Some are obvious, like the Wharf Roads where the steamers used to put in from the Western Shore. And there are a number of Piney Roads, because the loblolly pines are common in these parts. Screamersville Road takes its name from a Pentecostal church known for enthusiastic services. There are too many Bobtowns and Backtowns to mention. There are roads named after farms and settlements, like Ross Neck, Castle Haven and Traveler’s Rest, all of which make perfect sense. Many roads were nameless until the state department of highways 11
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came along and called them after the last resident at the end. So, we have Boh Brooks Road and Jane Lowe Road, both named after wellknown Shore residents within living memory. In the developments that have sprung up like mushrooms, you’ll get Lauren Lane and Joshua Street. A landscape designer told me developers often name the streets after their kids and pets, so that makes some sense. I’m just glad I don’t live on Tiffani Court, that I’m just a resident of a boring street named after a tree, which is as American as apple pie, but I don’t have to spell it for anyone. All the Pine, Maple, Elm and Oak Streets dot this country. And the Main Streets and Washington Streets and Jefferson Avenues are all-American. Then, there are the roads with odd or unusual names. Locally, we have Pot Pie Road down in the Bay Hundred, for instance. Why a road should be named after a delicious dinner, I
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of Virginia. Handsomely crafted and veneered knife boxes used to be placed on elegant sideboards, and carving knives were stored in the box slots. Winterthur Museum in Wilmington has several elaborate antique examples, but a knife box seems like a luxury item in an obscure rural district, so go figure. Is it like The Pincushion, which is technically not a road but a parking place just off the St. Michaels Road at the intersection of Miles River Road? Why Pincushion? Another mystery. Moneymake Road lies in Windy Hill, while Catchpenny will take you past Quantico, where Cherry Walk Road splits away from the main street. Near Ridgely, we have Chicken
do not know. And Iâ€™d love to know what inspired Black Dog Alley. Further up the road, Cecil County has Dr. Miller Drive, which is fairly obvious, Blue Ball Road, which leads to the Pennsylvania town of Blue Ball and a lot of bad jokes. My personal favorites are Red Toad Road (why?) and Razor Strap Road. I have no idea where these names came from, but there they are, tucked in the rolling farmlands up north. There are at least three Knifebox Roads that I know of. One is near Indian River Outlet near Bethany, Delaware, one is an unmarked farm lane outside of Denton and the third is on the Eastern Shore
failed to fascinate me. Oral history says it was the site of an Indian burial ground, but who knows? From what I’ve read, natives in this area practiced elevated committal, where the remains were placed on a wooden platform above the ground until picked clean by scavengers and nature. The bones were then placed in a woven basket and kept with the family. Another mystery. Ravenwood sounds like the name of a bodice-ripper romance novel, but it’s a prosaic two-lane blacktop. Down by Hooper’s Island, we have Hip Roof road. Since a road can’t have a hip roof, it must have referred to a house that stood there at one point, but it’s long gone and the name remains. Horse
Bridge Road. Why did the chicken cross the bridge? In Tilghman, we have Chicken Point Road. In Tilghman, we know why the chicken crossed the road, and in Ridgely, we know how. Dorchester County has Indian Bone Road, a name that has never
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And who can forget Mad Calf Lane in Nanticoke? Basket Switch Road, anyone? How about Ape’s Hole Road, just outside of Crisfield? There are probably a hundred forgotten deer trails and cow paths, long grown over, that once had colorful names, but they’re gone now. I suppose we’ll have to get used to Tiffani Court and Dylan Close, but I do love those old road names.
Point Road remains on the island as does Old House Point Road. Since some of these were navigational landmarks from the water, they make sense. On Ross’ Neck, we have Ross’ Thumb, a short side road that comes off the main. At least someone had a sense of humor.
Helen Chappell is the creator of the Sam and Hollis mystery series and the Oysterback stories, as well as The Chesapeake Book of the Dead. Under her pen name, Rebecca Baldwin, she has published a number of historical novels.
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Drowning Doesn’t Look Like Drowning by Mario Vittone
The new captain jumped from the deck, fully dressed, and sprinted through the water. A former lifeguard, he kept his eyes on his victim and headed straight for a couple who were swimming between their anchored sportfish and the beach. “I think he thinks you’re drowning,” the husband said to his wife. They had been splashing each other, and she had screamed, but now they were just standing neck-deep on a sandbar. “We’re fine, what is he doing?” she asked, a little annoyed. “We’re fine!” the husband yelled, waving him off, but the captain kept swimming hard toward him. “Move!” he barked as he sprinted between the stunned swimmers. Directly behind them, not 10 feet away, their nine-year-old daughter was drowning. Safely above the surface in the arms of the captain, she burst into tears and screamed, “Daddy!” How did this captain know ~ from 50 feet away ~ what the father couldn’t recognize from just 10? Drowning is not the violent, splashing call for help that most people expect. The captain was trained to recognize drowning by experts and years of experience. The father, on the other hand, learned what
drowning looks like by watching television. If you spend time on or near the water (hint: that’s all of us), then you should make sure that you and your crew know what to look for when people enter the water. Until she cried a tearful “Daddy,” the owner’s daughter hadn’t made a sound. As a former Coast Guard rescue swimmer, I wasn’t surprised at all by this story. Drowning is almost always a deceptively quiet event. The waving, splashing and yelling that dramatic conditioning (television) prepares us to look for are rarely seen in real life. 25
Except in rare circumstances, drowning people are physiologically unable to call out for help. The respiratory system was designed for breathing. Speech is a secondary or overlaid function. Breathing must be fulfilled before speech occurs. Drowning people’s mouths alternately sink below and reappear above the surface of the water. The mouths of drowning people are not above the surface of the water long enough for them to exhale, inhale and call out for help. When the drowning people’s mouths are above the surface, they exhale and inhale quickly as their mouths start to sink below the surface of the water. Drowning people cannot wave for help. Nature instinctively forces them to extend their arms laterally and press down on the water’s surface. Pressing down on the surface of the water permits drowning people to leverage their bodies so they can lift their mouths out of the water to breathe. Throughout the entire Instinctive Drowning Response, drown-
The Instinctive Drowning Response, so named by Francesco A. Pia, Ph.D., is what people do to avoid actual or perceived suffocation in the water. And it does not look like most people expect it to. When someone is drowning, there is very little splashing, and no waving or yelling or calling for help of any kind. To get an idea of just how quiet and undramatic drowning can be, consider this: It is the numbertwo cause of accidental death in children ages 15 and under (just behind vehicle accidents). Of the approximately 750 children who will drown next year, about 375 of them will do so within 25 yards of a parent or other adult. In 10 percent of those drownings, the adult will actually watch them do it, having no idea it is happening. Drowning does not look like drowning. Dr. Pia, in an article he wrote for the Coast Guard’s On Scene magazine, described the instinctive drowning response like this:
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→ Eyes glassy and empty, unable to focus → Eyes closed → Hair over forehead or eyes → Not using legs → Hyperventilating or gasping → Trying to swim in a particular direction but not making headway → Trying to roll over onto the back → Appears to be climbing an invisible ladder
ing people cannot voluntarily control their arm movements. Physiologically, drowning people who are struggling on the surface of the water cannot stop drowning and perform voluntary movements such as waving for help, moving toward a rescuer or reaching out for a piece of rescue equipment. From beginning to end of the Instinctive Drowning Response, people’s bodies remain upright in the water, with no evidence of a supporting kick. Unless rescued by a trained lifeguard, these drowning people can only struggle on the surface of the water from 20 to 60 seconds before submersion occurs. (Source: On Scene magazine: Fall 2006, page 14) This doesn’t mean that a person who is yelling for help and thrashing isn’t in real trouble ~ they are experiencing aquatic distress. Not always present before the instinctive drowning response, aquatic distress doesn’t last long, but unlike true drowning, these victims can still assist in their own rescue. They can grab lifelines, reach for throw rings, etc. Look for these other signs of drowning when persons are in the water:
So, if a crewmember falls overboard and everything looks okay, don’t be too sure. Sometimes the most common indication that someone is drowning is that they don’t look as if they’re drowning. They may just look as if they are treading water and looking up at the deck. One way to be sure? Ask them, “Are you okay?” If they can answer at all, they probably are. If they return a blank stare, you may have less than 30 seconds to get to them. And parents ~ children playing in the water make noise. When they get quiet, you need to get to them and find out why. Mario Vittone is a retired U.S. Coast Guard helicopter rescue swimmer and accident investigator. He has written many articles on boating and water safety, aquatics safety, and rescue and survival since 2007.
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Harry Hughes was More Than Up to the Challenge by Tom Horton
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vately compared him with former President Jimmy Carter ~ both men showing unstinting, lifelong commitments to public service. A few years after leaving office, Hughes joined the board of the Eastern Shore Land Conservancy, significantly raising the profile of that “little podunk group,” to use the words of current ESLC president Rob Etgen. “[He gave us] the heft we needed,” Etgen said. Having Hughes onboard opened doors for the group, which is now a force for environmental leadership on the Shore, where it has conserved
and a Clean Bay” ~ the Baltimore Sun put that perfect headline on Hughes’ obituary. A reputation for integrity did help fuel his stunning upset v ictor y in the Democratic primary election of 1978. He had resigned as secretary of transportation a year earlier to protest unethical bidding processes. But no one, i nclud i ng Ha r r y Hughes, foresaw the environmentalism that would become a major par t of his legac y, and not just while he governed. I have long pri-
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agreed to chair a commission taking on a political hot potato ~ the mysterious outbreaks of pfiesteria, a toxic algae that threatened the Bay’s seafood, tourism and recreation industries. The upshot revealed a shocking lack of progress by Maryland agriculture in meeting its Bay cleanup obligations and led to recent legislation that will sharply limit the runoff of manure into Maryland waterways. “My admiration for him only grew after he left office,” said John Griffin, who worked on the governor’s staff, then as deputy secretary and secretary of Maryland’s Department of Natural Resources. Hughes would follow the science
around 65,000 acres of land. Nearly a million more acres have been protected statew ide under Maryland’s Rural Legacy Program, which came to be under Hughes’ post-gubernatorial leadership. In 1995, in consultation w ith then Gov. Parris Glendening and farming and natural resources officials, he hatched the plan that would become Rural Legacy. “He was always there for you, and he had a sense for those ‘pivot points,’ including his own first election, where things were on the cusp of change, where moving decisively could get big results,” Etgen said. A n example: In 1997, Hughes
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shedwide effort to restore the Bay’s health; and before that, deciding to clean up the Patuxent River, which Maryland environmental officials had earlier fought in court, denying emerging science that the river was in peril. And creating the Hughes Center for Agro-Ecology, a novel organization that straddles the often-difficult divide between farming and environmental protection. When he was elected back in 1978, none of the above was on anyone’s radar screen. Though he was athletic ~ he is in the Eastern Shore Baseball Hall of Fame ~ Hughes was no typical, outdoor Eastern Shore guy. He was appreciative of his rural roots, but rather urbane and more at home in a suit than in camo. I remember him as a young lawyer who did some work for my dad’s
and act on it, letting the chips fall where they might, said Griffin and others who worked with Chesapeake Bay restoration efforts. “He would listen intently to the evidence, ask questions, then say, ‘we need to do something … Maryland should lead on this,’” Griffin said. Issue after issue: a moratorium on catching rockfish that outraged some of Hughes’ closest allies on his native Eastern Shore but led to the species’ robust recovery; a ban on phosphate detergents that was controversial enough for the Baltimore Sun to dispatch me to inter view people in laundromats in phosphate-ban states like Wisconsin. Also taking leadership in the historic 1983 federal-state partnership that ushered in the ongoing water-
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The Pool and the Mirror Two Ways of Seeing by Michael Valliant
Writers give us their world and, in doing so, give us new and different ways to see our own worlds. With some, their approach to writing is also their approach to life. If Jim Harrison, the poet, dove into life like a pool, then Tony Horwitz, the reporter, reflected it back at us, like a mirror. Harrison made a name for himself when two of his novellas ~ Legends of the Fall and Wolf ~ were made into movies. It doesn’t hurt when Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins and Jack Nicholson play your characters on the big screen. He published over three dozen books, including fiction, poetry, non-fiction ~ especially food and travel writing ~ and children’s literature. Though best known for his novels and novellas, Harrison considered himself a poet, first and foremost. He lived his life in Michigan, largely outdoors, and he wrote what he found and as he lived “Barring love I’ll take my life in large doses alone ~ rivers, forests, fish, grouse, mountains. Dogs.” Earlier this summer, Copper Canyon Press released a selection of Harrison’s poetry, The Essential
Poet Jim Harrison with Anthony Bourdain of the Travel Channel’s No Reservations fame. Poems. Reviewing the book for Literary Hub, Harrison’s friend Dean Huiters connects Harrison’s life and work, “as they are inextricable in a way that is not true of other poets. Harrison was a man of gluttonous appetites for sadness, for food, for a 1982 Petrus, for full immersion (if not reclusion) in nature… His resonant, necessary poems are even hungrier, and more demanding of proof that living matters. These poems bear-crawl gorgeously after a genuine connection to being, 47
Pool and Mirror thrashing in giant leaps through the underbrush to find consolation, purpose, and redemption. In his raw, original keening he ambushes moments of unimaginable beauty, one after another, line after line. Harrison digs in the dirt and finds the stars.” Harrison wrote as he lived. He immersed himself voraciously, like diving into a pool or a lake or the ocean. He approached life with the curiosity and wonder of a poet, writing, “I’m hoping to be astonished tomorrow by I don’t know what.” In his poem The Theory and Practice of Rivers, Harrison wrote:
It is not so much that I got there from here, which is everyone’s story: but the shape
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Pool and Mirror of the voyage, how it pushed outward in every direction until it stopped. Harrison died in 2016 at age 78, at his desk, while writing. Tony Horwitz brought history to life. He made it personal by making it a conversation with people, both past and present. He made it funny by asking different questions and by inserting his own self-deprecating humor. And he made us think about it by holding up a mirror and asking us to look at ourselves and see each other. Horwitz won a Pulitzer Prize for reporting while he was on staff at
The Wall Street Journal. He wrote for The New Yorker, all the while honing his craft into book-length journalistic adventures, as with his first best-selling book, Confederates in the Attic: Dispatches from the Unfinished Civil War.
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Pool and Mirror
witz found the peculiar nature of his inquiry. “Everywhere, it seemed, I had to explore two pasts and two presents; one white, one black, separate and unreconcilable. The past had poisoned the present and the present, in turn, now poisoned remembrance of things past,” he wrote. Rather than trying to reconcile things, Horwitz held a mirror up to them to let us look at what he found. The Civil War remained a fertile and pertinent subject for Horwritz, who also wrote books on John Brown (Midnight Rising: John Brown and the Raid That Sparked the Civil War) and Frederick Law Olmsted (Spying on the South: An Odyssey Across the American Divide), who reported on the South on assignment in the 1850s, before he became the landscape architect who designed Central Park in New York City. Horwitz looked askance at history in textbooks and found the stories, the people and the presence of the past in our world today. He died earlier this summer, walking in Chevy Chase, Maryland, in town to read from his newest book (Spying on the South) at the venerable Washington, D.C., book store Politics & Prose. His wife, Geraldine Brooks, who is a Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, let people know it was a heart attack. He was 60 years old. Though their approach to writ-
In Confederates in the Attic, Horwitz takes his readers through ten states, looking at both the Civil War and the impressions it has left on people today. He talks to people, most notably Civil War re-enactors. Slate called the book “Outstanding journalism, artfully constructed and unfailingly vivid, as good a rendering as I’ve seen of the mysterious pull at the heart of the American identity.” At the same time, more than half of the book reviews use words like hilarious, funny and delightful: not words associated with history books or reporting. In talking to re-enactors, Hor52
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ing and to life differed from one another, what unites Harrison and Horwitz (besides their last names starting with “H”) is a curiosity and wonder about life that kept them going and fueled their inquiries and their adventures. When we read their books, we see what they saw and get a sense of their experiences and their lives. With Harrison, we get nature, passion and the universe. With Horwitz, we get history, humor and humanity.
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Fresh Fruit Finales Perfectly fresh, ripe raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, peaches, apricots and pears are among the f leeting pleasures of summer. What better way to take advantage of summerâ€™s abundance than by showcasing these treasures in stunningly simple desserts? These recipes carry the added bonus of being easy on the cook! Just one tip ~ before you plan your menu, find out what fruits are at
their peak, and select a recipe to match. Imported fruits have their place in our kitchens, but there is nothing to match the f lavor of fruit locally grown and freshly picked! Since itâ€™s summertime and the living should be easy, this Blueberry Cobbler recipe made with your choice of fresh fruit is a musthave for dessert lovers. Making this cobbler while fixing dinner is as easy as making your morning
Fresh Fruit smoothie, and you’ll always have time to whip up a fresh cobbler with different berries or peaches for a simple summery dessert. When it’s hot, you’re exhausted, and you’re wandering around the farmer’s market desperate for a dessert idea, fruit crumbles are always easy to make. But this one will give you the power to whip up a warm dessert with any fruit imaginable ~ berries, peaches, plums, apples, pears, pineapple and cherries, rhubarb and strawberries. At one time, I often made fruit tarts with Jell-O but when I read the ingredients, I realized it contains coloring that is bad for your health. It has unnecessary synthetic coloring and is believed to cause dermatitis (inf lammation of the skin). So, if you want healthy tarts, it is far better to use fresh ingredients and make them from scratch. The best part about fruit desserts is that, when prepared with the right ingredients, they are the guiltless treat that will satisfy any sugar fiend. A gorgeous berry tart is the best summertime dessert. Made with gluten-free crust, creamy Greek yogurt filling and piled high with fresh berries, it’s incredibly easy to fix and tastes heavenly. Did you know that July is the month known as “National Berries Month”? This includes everything 58
Berries in all their colorful, sweet and f lavorful glory are protective little antioxidant powerhouses. The issue shouldnâ€™t be how you are going to get your one minimum daily serving, but rather how you are going to pry yourself away from them!
from blackberries to raspberries to blueberries. They are bursting with vitamins and minerals that are classified as antioxidants. The USDA has found that blueberries, cranberries, blackberries, raspberries and strawberries rank among the top 11 foods for antioxidant activity. They offer potential protection against cancer, a boost to the immune system and a guard for the liver and brain. An American Cancer Society study of nearly 100,000 men and women found that those who ate the most berries appeared significantly less likely to die of cardiovascular disease.
BOTTOMS-UP BLUEBERRY COBBLER 6 T. butter 1 cup f lour 2 t. baking powder 1/2 t. salt 1/2 t. finely grated nutmeg Dash of ground cinnamon 3/4 cup sugar 2/3 cup milk
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whole nutmeg seed and grate as needed. Store the whole seed in a glass jar with a tight-fitting lid.
2 cups fresh blueberries Melt the butter in an 8x8-inch baking pan in the oven. Sift the f lour, baking powder, salt, nutmeg and cinnamon into a bowl. Stir in the sugar. Whisk in the milk just until combined. Pour evenly over the melted butter in the baking pan; do not stir. Sprinkle the blueberries over the top. Bake on the center rack of the oven at 375Â° for 40 minutes, or until golden brown and the blueberries are juicy. Serve warm or at room temperature with whipped cream or ice cream. I personally like to serve mine with almond milk! *Freshly ground nutmeg is far superior to packaged. Purchase a
APRICOT BAVARIAN Serves 4 Despite the name, the original version of this light, chilled dessert was invented by the Swiss. Itâ€™s great for a summer garden party! 8 apricots, pitted and chopped 1/2 oz. powdered gelatin 1/4 cup apricot nectar or orange juice 1 cup whipping cream Pistachio nuts and apricot slices for garnish Blend apricots in a blender until
3/4 cup f lour or oats 1/4 t. salt Mix fruit, sugar and lemon juice together and spread in bottom of a 9x9-inch lightly greased dish or pan. Crumble together sugar, butter, f lour or oats and salt and spread over the fruit mixture. Bake in a 375Â° oven for 30 to 45 minutes, or until golden brown. Serve with ice cream.
quite smooth. Sprinkle gelatin onto apricot nectar or orange juice in a glass bowl. Set bowl over a saucepan of simmering water until gelatin has dissolved. Stir gelatin into apricot puree. Let cool. Whip cream until thick, then fold into apricot mixture. Pour into 4 lightly oiled, 1/2-cup molds and refrigerate until set. Remove from molds onto a plate and serve with fresh apricot slices, whipped cream and pistachio nuts.
NUTTY PEACH DESSERT 4 ripe peaches* 2 T. honey 2 T. lemon juice 1 T. orange liqueur
FRUIT CRUMBLE Serves 6-8
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to withstand shipping, it will never reach its peak, which is why local peaches will always be worth waiting for. Watch for the really special and fragile peaches from closer-tohome orchards in July and August.
3-1/2 cups Greek yogurt 1/4 cup hazelnuts or almonds, roasted and chopped Score the peach skins and place peaches in a pan of boiling water for 5 minutes. Peel off skins and slice. Mix honey with lemon juice and liqueur and place in a small saucepan. Add the peaches with 2 tablespoons hot water and simmer 10 minutes. After the peaches cool, layer them with Greek yogurt into serving glasses along with the nuts. Garnish with nuts.
BERRY FRUIT TART Serves 8 This can be made with blueberries or a mixture of berries (strawberries, raspberries and blackberries). This can be a great Fourth of July dessert. 1-1/2 cups almond f lour 1/4 cup crystallized ginger, finely chopped 1 T. coconut sugar (or regular sugar)
* To develop its sugars, a peach has to spend as much time as possible on the tree. If itâ€™s picked green
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2 T. cornstarch dissolved in 2 T. water 9-inch deep-dish pie shell, baked 1 T. butter 4 T. Cointreau liqueur 1/4 cup slivered almonds, toasted Crème Chantilly: 1 cup heavy cream, whipped 2 T. sugar 1/4 t. almond extract For Pie: Combine 1 cup blueberries, sugar and water in blender and puree until smooth. Pour mixture into medium saucepan and add dissolved cornstarch. Heat until thickened, stirring frequently. Stir in butter and Cointreau. Add almonds and remaining blueberries, stirring gently to combine. Pour into baked pie shell and chill. For Crème Chantilly: Combine cream, sugar and almond extract in chilled small met-
3 T. melted coconut oil 1 large egg white 2 cups Fagé Greek yogurt 2 T. pure maple syrup 1-1/2 cups fresh berries Spray a 9-inch tart pan with cooking spray. In a food processor, pulse the flour, ginger and sugar until fine. Add the coconut oil and egg white, and pulse until everything sticks together. Press crumbs evenly over the bottom and sides of the tart pan. Bake for 15-20 minutes in a 350° oven until crust is brown. Let cool. In a bowl, mix the yogurt and maple syrup. Spread yogurt in the crust and arrange the blueberries over the yogurt and chill. BLUEBERRY PIE with ALMOND CRÉME CHANTILLY Serves 8 4 cups fresh blueberries, washed 3/4 cup sugar 1/2 cup water 64
al bowl and whip until stiff peaks form. Just before serving, spread on top of chilled pie. BLACKBERRY COBBLER My favorite blackberry cobbler recipe was given to me by Mrs. Kitchings, a Smith Islander who owned an inn and restaurant on the island.
1/3 cup milk 3 T. vegetable or coconut oil
1 quart blackberries 1 cup sugar 2 T. cornstarch 3/4 cup water 1 t. ground cinnamon 1 T. butter 1 cup f lour, sifted 1-1/2 t. baking powder 1/2 t. salt
Combine sugar, cornstarch, water and cinnamon over medium heat. Stir constantly and allow to boil for 1 minute. Add butter and allow to melt. Add blackberries. In a separate bowl, mix together milk, oil and sifted dry ingredients
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as you would a soft-boiled egg. Scrape the pulp and juices into the sieve. Using the back of a spoon, firmly push the pulp and juices through the sieve to extract the juice; then discard the remaining seeds and pulp. Using the tines of a fork, mash 2 large strawberries or ¼ cup blueberries, raspberries or blackberries with the honey in a mixing bowl. Work into a thick puree. Add the strained passion fruit, and stir in the crème fraiche. Cut the remaining strawberries in half if they are larger than a mouthful, and divide them evenly among six chilled dessert bowls or glasses. Spoon the sauce on top. Finish each with a light sprinkling of the brown sugar, and serve immediately. *Ripe passion fruits look like wrinkly little rubber balls; buying the first one takes a real leap of faith. But their gorgeous juice has the intensity of an extract and can be used as you would vanilla; it makes an instant sauce for ice cream and transforms custards, sorbets and puddings.
to form dough. Pour half of blackberry mixture into 1-1/2-quart baking dish. Drop spoonfuls of dough on top of blackberry mixture until dough is used. Pour the rest of the blackberry mixture over the top. Bake at 425° for 25 minutes. BERRIES in PASSION FRUIT CREAM Serves 6 Golden passion fruit juice makes a fragrant sauce that transfigures a simple bowl of berries and cream. Make this when you can get quality ripe berries. 1 quart fresh ripe strawberries, blueberries, raspberries or blackberries, washed and hulled 2 ripe passion fruits* 1 T. honey 2/3 cup crème fraiche 2 t. light brown sugar Set a small sieve over a bowl. Slice the tops off the passion fruit
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The Cambridge Yacht Club 1911-2019 by Margaret Ingersoll
batross, the Hampton One Design and others. In 1946, Rear Admiral Richard E. Byrd presented the trophy for the East Coast Championship of the Hamptons at the CYC. Under the leadership of Commodore A. I duPont, CYC boasted a membership of 215 people in its first year. The club was housed in the former home of the late Judge Goldsborough on High Street. The property at that time extended to Cambridge Creek, and a pavilion was built there to house a proper dance floor. A small dock accommo-
Industrialist, financier and philanthropist A. I. duPont’s interest in racing gave birth to the organization of the Cambridge Yacht Club in 1911. By the late 1930’s, it had become the home of competitive racing on the Chesapeake. Through its history, CYC has sponsored more Gulf Marine Racing Hall of Fame drivers (power boats) than any other organization in the United States. CYC’s sponsorship of sail regattas parallels that of powerboat racing, with events that include Chesapeake Log Canoes, Knockabouts, Star and Al-
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and a group of students interested in formal training in seamanship and navigation, got together to revive the CYC charter. A racing charter was established that same year, and in 1935 Henry Lloyd resumed as Commodore. It was during these years that the Emerson C. Harrington Bridge, the first automobile bridge to Dorchester, was constructed across the Choptank River. President Franklin D. Roosevelt traveled to Cambridge to dedicate the bridge, and the waterfront was “cleaned up” in preparation for his visit. The marina was dredged and bulkheaded as a WPA project, which greatly revitalized the waterfront area. The rebirth of the CYC attracted
dated small boats and the loading of passengers. In 1915, CYC acquired the Benjamin Brown house next door. When the U.S. entered World War I, activities slowed down, and in 1919 Commodore DuPont resigned, allowing Henry Lloyd, Jr. to take over the leadership of the club. Soon the club was closed and the property sold, but the charter fees were paid by Mr. Lloyd, so the CYC never ceased to exist. With the war, the 1929 “crash” and the Depression made it difficult for any small-town yacht club to survive. By 1934, Charles J. Koch, principal of Cambridge High School,
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an air raid station, first aid center and Coast Guard recruiting center. Since the doors were always open to servicemen, all this new activity kept the CYC busy and attracted many new members, increasing membership to 750. In 1948, CYC hosted a Gold Cup Regatta for unlimited class power boats and the Byrd Series for Hampton Class sailboats. The regattas continued for many years and were then revived in 2017 as the Admiral Byrd Regatta at CYC. The historic Byrd Regatta will be held this year on July 19-21. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 410-228-2141 for information on the regatta or membership. The CYC thrived in the years after the war, growing to more than 1,200 members by the 1970s. Besides the duPont family, actor Robert Mitchum of Trappe was a member and a frequent visitor to the restaurant
the attention of Francis V. duPont, who spent a great deal of time at his estate at Horn Point, west of Cambridge. He gave $20,000 to make the construction of a clubhouse possible on the site of the “Winterbottom Wharf” on the Choptank River. Based on the design of the pilot house of Alfred I. duPont’s “motor vessel,” Alicia, the clubhouse featured a second floor inspired by the 160’ yacht. The new clubhouse was dedicated by Mr. duPont in grand style on July 4, 1938 with a cocktail party, dancing and elaborate fireworks. The fireworks display was so well received that duPont endowed them for future residents of Cambridge to enjoy. To this day, they are launched over the river every July 4. At the start of World War II the clubhouse was put into service as
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was removed during a 1960 renovation, but features of the original building survive in the first floor of the clubhouse today. A restoration fund has been started to make improvements to the 81-year-old structure and revive some original architectural details. The 108-year legacy of the Cambridge Yacht Club and the building donated by the duPont family comprise just one more important aspect to the history and heritage of Dorchester County, which celebrates its 350th anniversary this year.
and bar at the clubhouse. Today, the restaurant at CYC seats more than 150 for dinner. The marina has 132 slips, including transient slips for visitors. The club is home to a popular Junior Sail program held every summer and open to members and non-members alike. The yacht club continues to be the home of serious sailors and boaters because of its location. The Choptank River, the largest river on the Eastern Shore, gives broad-water deep access to the greater Chesapeake Bay and provides many “lazy” cruising opportunities along thew 1,700 miles of shoreline in Dorchester County. The second-floor “pilot house”
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Plein Air Easton Artists Paint Oxford - July 14 azine, The WaterWays Award. The artists will select a winning painting that best captures the themes of the Smithsonian/Oxford Museum’s WaterWays exhibit that opens the same weekend at the St. Paul’s Church in Oxford. WaterWays explores the endless motion of the water cycle, its effect on landscape, settlement and migration and its impact on culture and spirituality. WaterWays is part of the Smithsonian’s water initiative to raise awareness of this critical resource. There will also be a series of art-
Plein Air Easton welcomes their 15th year this July with 58 painters from around the world. On Sunday, July 14, PAE competition artists will descend on Oxford for its fourth annual Paint Oxford Day. For the occasion, Oxford businesses will offer specials throughout the day, culminating with live music, a free reception, exhibition, and sale at the Oxford Community Center from 5 to 6:30 p.m. A $1,000 artists’ choice prize will be awarded long with a new award added this year sponsored by Attraction Mag-
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ferry landing, town docks at end of Tilghman Street, Town Creek behind Cutts and Case boatyard, Cemetery Cove, Town Park living shoreline, the causeway at the head of Town Creek, marshes on Bachelors Point Road, Sandaway Suites and beach, Robert Morris Inn, Doc’s Sunset Grille and Capsize waterfronts. It will be a family-friendly day, with music and activities for everyone. You can bring your pooch along, too. Oxford even has a dog park. Don’t forget a blanket or lawn chair to relax in the park, or
works by artist Ron Walker that looks at the growing problem of rising sea levels in our changing environment. The “Rising Waters House Installation” will be located down by the Oxford-Bellevue Ferry dock. It is an added attraction this year as part of the WaterWays conversation. Locations identified in Oxford as significant for the WaterWays themes to possibly see Plein Air Easton artists painting include Campbell’s Boatyards, The Strand beach,
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Town Park ,and the new Oxford Social where you can stop for fresh coffee and gourmet treats. Be sure to take a stroll down Tilghman Street to the Scottish Highland Creamery, which will be open from noon until 8:30 p.m. They will feature “Plein Air Sorbet” along with several other original and tempting f lavors of the day. You’ll want to end your day at the Oxford Community Center to see the final products of the Plein Air Easton artists’ day’s work. Paintings will be on display as early as noon for viewing and purchase, culminating with the Artist Exhibition (with nibbles and beverages available) from 5 to 6:30 p.m. To end the day’s activities, the Award presentations will be made by the President of the Oxford Business Association, Ian Fleming; Stuart Parnes, President of the Oxford Museum; Allison Rogers of Attraction Magazine; President of the Oxford Community Center, Bonnie Richards, along with the Avalon Foundation Executive Director, Al Bond. Oxford restaurants will feature specially priced menus and live entertainment for Plein Air Easton’s Paint Oxford Day. Where will you be that day? Why not Oxford? For more information, go to portofoxford.com and Oxfordcc. org.
to take in live music at the Oxford Community Center. Outdoor activities during the day include watercraft rentals at the Strand from Dockside Boat Rentals from 1 to 5 p.m. No visit to Oxford is complete without a ferry ride. Be sure to hop aboard ($5 per pedestrian) to traverse the Tred Avon River and enjoy the scenery. The ferry is an iconic landmark not only in Maryland, but on the entire Eastern seaboard. Thirsty? Stop by the Treasure Chest from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for a free lemonade from the stand out front. You are sure to find unique, one-of-a-kind Eastern Shore gifts and artwork inside. While there, pick up the brochure featuring The Oxford Artists’ Studio Tour happening September 1, to plan your Labor Day trip back to Oxford. Oxford is also home to Mystery Loves Company Booksellers ~ a truly special bookstore located conveniently next to the Oxford
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Queen Anne’s County The history of Queen Anne’s County dates back to the earliest Colonial settlements in Maryland. Small hamlets began appearing in the northern portion of the county in the 1600s. Early communities grew up around transportation routes, the rivers and streams, and then roads and eventually railroads. Small towns were centers of economic and social activity and evolved over the years from thriving centers of tobacco trade to communities boosted by the railroad boom. Queenstown was the original county seat when Queen Anne’s County was created in 1706, but that designation was passed on to Centreville in 1782. It’s location was important during the 18th century, because it is near a creek that, during that time, could be navigated by tradesmen. A hub for shipping and receiving, Queenstown was attacked by English troops during the War of 1812. Construction of the Federal-style courthouse in Centreville began in 1791 and is the oldest courthouse in continuous use in the state of Maryland. Today, Centreville is the largest town in Queen Anne’s County. With its relaxed lifestyle and tree-lined streets, it is a classic example of small town America. The Stevensville Historic District, also known as Historic Stevensville, is a national historic district in downtown Stevensville, Queen Anne’s County. It contains roughly 100 historic structures, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is located primarily along East Main Street, a portion of Love Point Road, and a former section of Cockey Lane. The Chesapeake Heritage and Visitor Center in Chester at Kent Narrows provides and overview of the Chesapeake region’s heritage, resources and culture. The Chesapeake Heritage and Visitor Center serves as Queen Anne’s County’s official welcome center. Queen Anne’s County is also home to the Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center (formerly Horsehead Wetland Center), located in Grasonville. The CBEC is a 500-acre preserve just 15 minutes from the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. Over 200 species of birds have been recorded in the area. Embraced by miles of scenic Chesapeake Bay waterways and graced with acres of pastoral rural landscape, Queen Anne’s County offers a relaxing environment for visitors and locals alike. For more information about Queen Anne’s County, visit www.qac.org. 83
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Caroline County – A Perspective Caroline County is the very definition of a rural community. For more than 300 years, the county’s economy has been based on “market” agriculture. Caroline County was created in 1773 from Dorchester and Queen Anne’s counties. The county was named for Lady Caroline Eden, the wife of Maryland’s last colonial governor, Robert Eden (1741-1784). Denton, the county seat, was situated on a point between two ferry boat landings. Much of the business district in Denton was wiped out by the fire of 1863. Following the Civil War, Denton’s location about fifty miles up the Choptank River from the Chesapeake Bay enabled it to become an important shipping point for agricultural products. Denton became a regular port-ofcall for Baltimore-based steamer lines in the latter half of the 19th century. Preston was the site of three Underground Railroad stations during the 1840s and 1850s. One of those stations was operated by Harriet Tubman’s parents, Benjamin and Harriet Ross. When Tubman’s parents were exposed by a traitor, she smuggled them to safety in Wilmington, Delaware. Linchester Mill, just east of Preston, can be traced back to 1681, and possibly as early as 1670. The mill is the last of 26 water-powered mills to operate in Caroline County and is currently being restored. The long-term goals include rebuilding the millpond, rehabilitating the mill equipment, restoring the miller’s dwelling, and opening the historic mill on a scheduled basis. Federalsburg is located on Marshyhope Creek in the southern-most part of Caroline County. Agriculture is still a major portion of the industry in the area; however, Federalsburg is rapidly being discovered and there is a noticeable influx of people, expansion and development. Ridgely has found a niche as the “Strawberry Capital of the World.” The present streetscape, lined with stately Victorian homes, reflects the transient prosperity during the countywide canning boom (1895-1919). Hanover Foods, formerly an enterprise of Saulsbury Bros. Inc., for more than 100 years, is the last of more than 250 food processors that once operated in the Caroline County region. Points of interest in Caroline County include the Museum of Rural Life in Denton, Adkins Arboretum near Ridgely, and the Mason-Dixon Crown Stone in Marydel. To contact the Caroline County Office of Tourism, call 410-479-0655 or visit their website at www.tourcaroline.com. 85
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Garden Pests and Carolina Allspice While we are busy on vacation or at the pool, damaging insects are not taking a break in the garden and landscape! With gardening in full swing in July, homeowners encounter several insect pests in the landscape and vegetable garden. Some need to be controlled, and some donâ€™t. In some situations, we can tolerate the damage if it doesnâ€™t get out of hand. Spider mites are not insects but are related to the spider family. They show up in July, when the weather turns hot and dry. While working in the yard the other day, I saw that these critters had started working on a hydrangea plant. This was unusual for May here in north Georgia, but we had just experienced two weeks of unusually hot ~ 90-degree days and above ~ and dry weather. Perfect weather for spider mites. Rainfall is an excellent natural control of these pests, washing them off the foliage. Spider mites are sucking pests found on the undersides of plant
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ter spray from the garden hose. This will wash the mites off the plant. Be sure to direct the spray to the undersides of the leaves or needles where the mites are located. Avoid the use of Sevin insecticide when you can, as this will kill off the beneficial insects that feed on mites and make the problem worse. Other sucking insects show up in July, including aphids, spittlebugs, scales, whitef ly, leafhoppers and mealybugs. A telltale sign of aphids is the presence of honeydew secretions all over everything, especially the car parked in the driveway. In the garden, you can scout for aphids by turning over leaves and looking for them. Aphids come in all sorts of colors but do the same type of damage ~ sucking plant juices from the leaves and stems.
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landscape or are exposed to full sun all day long really are hammered by this insect. Avoid lace bug problems from the beginning by not planting these shrubs in full sun. Lace bugs feed on the undersides of leaves, causing whitish-yellowish flecks called stipples on the upper leaf surface and depositing black fecal spots on the lower leaf surface. Try controlling these pests first with horticultural oil or soap. Scale insects are some of the most significant pests on ornamental plants. They cause foliar discoloration, dieback of plant parts, and unsightly, unhealthy plants covered in sticky, sooty mold. Scales require control in July, but since correct timing is
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spring. This will suffocate overwintering females. July is the time to renovate your strawberry planting. Select the most vigorous strawberry plants for next year’s crop. Remove other plants, including runners, that have developed over the last year to ensure that all the plant’s energy goes into the development of the primary plants. Cut the foliage 1 inch above the ground to eliminate insect and disease problems. Be careful not to cut the crown of the plant, however. Fertilize and water the plants regularly so they will set the flower buds for next spring’s crop. Divide and transplant iris, saving only the most vigorous ones. Discard any that have any type of
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you haven’t done it already, mulch the garden with straw to control weeds. The soil is plenty warm enough now, and the mulch will provide some cooling of the soil that is of benefit to plant roots. In my May column, I mentioned the use of “native” vs. “non-native” plants in the landscape. Two “native” shrubs that I recommended were Ninebark and Sweetspire. Another that I would add to the list is Carolina allspice (Calycanthus floridus). This is an attractive woody deciduous shrub that produces unique, fragrant 1- to 2-inch magnolia-like f lowers in brown to brownish red hues in spring with occasional scattered f lowers appearing in the summer months. The blooms of Carolina allspice
In the vegetable garden, make more plantings of green beans for late-summer harvest. It is also not too late to plant early-maturing varieties of sweet corn so you can extend your corn harvest season past Labor Day. Make a second planting of summer squash to extend the season and to replace plants damaged by squash vine borer. Make plans to start broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower transplants for fall planting. I have found that it is challenging to find fall transplants for sale, so you usually need to grow your own. Wait until August to start lettuce transplants. If
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can reach 6 to 9 feet in height and a similar spread. When I planted one on the side of the house, I forgot about its mature size, so I will now have to move it to the backyard along the fence in the fall after it goes dormant. If you are interested in providing bird habitat in your yard, Carolina allspice has a dense branch structure that can provide cover and nesting location for a variety of small birds and other small mammals. This plant will tolerate a variety of soil types but prefers welldrained, loamy soil. It does well
for this plant include sweetshrub, strawberry-bush, sweet bubby bush, sweet Betsy and spicebush. Carolina allspiceâ€™s dark green leaves have a leathery appearance and are large and elliptical in an opposite leaf arrangement. Like the f lowers, Carolina allspice leaves are fragrant when bruised. In fall, the leaves turn a golden yellow and then a rusty brown before falling off. This plant grows as a mediumsized, quite dense, multi-stemmed shrub with a rounded form and
in full sun to partial shade but does best in partial shade, as it is an understory plant in the forest. In nature, it is found in the forest or natural areas in low woods, clearings and along stream banks. “Athens,” “Katherine” and “Edith Wilder” are cultivars that are available in the nursery trade. Happy Gardening! Marc Teffeau retired as Director of Research and Regulatory Affairs at the American Nursery and Landscape Association in Washington, D.C. He now lives in Georgia with his wife, Linda.
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Dorchester County is known as the Heart of the Chesapeake. It is rich in Chesapeake Bay history, folklore and tradition. With 1,700 miles of shoreline (more than any other Maryland county), marshlands, working boats, quaint waterfront towns and villages among fertile farm fields â€“ much still exists of what is the authentic Eastern Shore landscape and traditional way of life along the Chesapeake. FREDERICK C. MALKUS MEMORIAL BRIDGE is the gateway to Dorchester County over the Choptank River. It is the second longest span 97
Dorchester Points of Interest bridge in Maryland after the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. A life-long resident of Dorchester County, Senator Malkus served in the Maryland State Senate from 1951 through 1994. Next to the Malkus Bridge is the 1933 Emerson C. Harrington Bridge. This bridge was replaced by the Malkus Bridge in 1987. Remains of the 1933 bridge are used as fishing piers on both the north and south bank of the river. HERITAGE MUSEUMS and GARDENS of DORCHESTER - Home of the Dorchester County Historical Society, Heritage Museum offers a range of local history and gardens on its grounds. The Meredith House, a 1760’s Georgian home, features artifacts and exhibits on the seven Maryland governors associated with the county; a child’s room containing antique dolls and toys; and other period displays. The Neild Museum houses a broad collection of agricultural, maritime, industrial, and Native American artifacts, including a McCormick reaper (invented by Cyrus McCormick in 1831). The Ron Rue exhibit pays tribute to a talented local decoy carver with a re-creation of his workshop. The Goldsborough Stable, circa 1790, includes a sulky, pony cart, horse-driven sleighs, and tools of the woodworker, wheelwright, and blacksmith. For more info. tel: 410-228-7953 or visit dorchesterhistory.org.
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DORCHESTER COUNTY VISITOR CENTER - The Visitors Center in Cambridge is a major entry point to the lower Eastern Shore, positioned just off U.S. Route 50 along the shore of the Choptank River. With its 100foot sail canopy, it’s also a landmark. In addition to travel information and exhibits on the heritage of the area, there’s also a large playground, garden, boardwalk, restrooms, vending machines, and more. The Visitors Center is open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information about Dorchester County call 410-228-1000 or visit www.visitdorchester.org or www.tourchesapeakecountry.com. SAILWINDS PARK - Located at 202 Byrn St., Cambridge, Sailwinds Park has been the site for popular events such as the Seafood Feast-I-Val in August and the Grand National Waterfowl Hunt’s Grandtastic Jamboree in November. For more info. tel: 410-228-SAIL(7245) or visit www. sailwindscambridge.com. CAMBRIDGE CREEK - A tributary of the Choptank River, runs through the heart of Cambridge. Located along the creek are restaurants where you can watch watermen dock their boats after a day’s work on the waterways of Dorchester. HISTORIC HIGH STREET IN CAMBRIDGE - When James Michener was doing research for his novel Chesapeake, he reportedly called Cambridge’s High Street one of the most beautiful streets in America. He modeled his fictional city Patamoke after Cambridge. Many of the gracious homes on High Street date from the 1700s and 1800s. Today you can join a historic walking tour of High Street each Saturday at 11 a.m., April through October (weather permitting). For more info. tel: 410-901-1000. High Street is also known as one of the most haunted streets in Maryland. join a Chesapeake Ghost Walk to hear the stories. Find out more at www. chesapeakeghostwalks.com. SKIPJACK NATHAN OF DORCHESTER - Sail aboard the authentic skipjack Nathan of Dorchester, offering heritage cruises on the Choptank River. The Nathan is docked at Long Wharf in Cambridge. Dredge for oysters and hear the stories of the working waterman’s way of life. For more info. and schedules tel: 410-228-7141 or visit www.skipjack-nathan.org. CHOPTANK RIVER LIGHTHOUSE REPLICA - The replica of a six-sided screwpile lighthouse includes a small museum with exhibits about the original lighthouse’s history and the area’s maritime heritage. The lighthouse, located on Pier A at Long Wharf Park in Cambridge, is open daily, May through October, and by appointment, November through April; call 410-463-2653. For more info. visit www.choptankriverlighthouse.org. DORCHESTER CENTER FOR THE ARTS - Located at 321 High 99
Dorchester Points of Interest Street in Cambridge, the Center offers monthly gallery exhibits and shows, extensive art classes, and special events, as well as an artisans’ gift shop with an array of items created by local and regional artists. For more info. tel: 410-228-7782 or visit www.dorchesterarts.org. RICHARDSON MARITIME MUSEUM - Located at 401 High St., Cambridge, the Museum makes history come alive for visitors in the form of exquisite models of traditional Bay boats. The Museum also offers a collection of boatbuilders’ tools and watermen’s artifacts that convey an understanding of how the boats were constructed and the history of their use. The Museum’s Ruark Boatworks facility, located on Maryland Ave., is passing on the knowledge and skills of area boatwrights to volunteers and visitors alike. Watch boatbuilding and restoration in action. For more info. tel: 410-221-1871 or visit www.richardsonmuseum.org. HARRIET TUBMAN MUSEUM & EDUCATIONAL CENTER - The Museum and Educational Center is developing programs to preserve the history and memory of Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday. Local tours by appointment are available. The Museum and Educational Center, located at 424 Race St., Cambridge, is one of the stops on the “Finding a Way to Freedom” self-guided driving tour. For more info. tel: 410-228-0401 or visit www. harriettubmanorganization.org. SPOCOTT WINDMILL - Since 1972, Dorchester County has had a fully operating English style post windmill that was expertly crafted by the late master shipbuilder, James B. Richardson. There has been a succession of windmills at this location dating back to the late 1700’s. The complex also includes an 1800 tenant house, one-room school, blacksmith shop, and country store museum. The windmill is located at 1625 Hudson Rd., Cambridge. For more info. visit www.spocottwindmill.org. HORN POINT LABORATORY - The Horn Point Laboratory offers public tours of this world-class scientific research laboratory, which is affiliated with the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. The 90-minute walking tour shows how scientists are conducting research to restore the Chesapeake Bay. Horn Point Laboratory is located at 2020 Horns Point Rd., Cambridge, on the banks of the Choptank River. For more info. and tour schedule tel: 410-228-8200 or visit www.umces.edu/hpl. THE STANLEY INSTITUTE - This 19th century one-room African American schoolhouse, dating back to 1865, is one of the oldest Maryland schools to be organized and maintained by a black community. Between 100
1867 and 1962, the youth in the African-American community of Christ Rock attended this school, which is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Tours available by appointment. The Stanley Institute is located at the intersection of Route 16 West & Bayly Rd., Cambridge. For more info. tel: 410-228-6657. OLD TRINITY CHURCH in Church Creek was built in the 17th century and perfectly restored in the 1950s. This tiny architectural gem continues to house an active congregation of the Episcopal Church. The old graveyard around the church contains the graves of the veterans of the American Revolution, the War of 1812, and the American Civil War. This part of the cemetery also includes the grave of Maryland’s Governor Carroll and his daughter Anna Ella Carroll who was an advisor to Abraham Lincoln. The date of the oldest burial is not known because the wooden markers common in the 17th century have disappeared. For more info. tel: 410-228-2940 or visit www.oldtrinity.net. BUCKTOWN VILLAGE STORE - Visit the site where Harriet Tubman received a blow to her head that fractured her skull. From this injury Harriet believed God gave her the vision and directions that inspired her to guide so many to freedom. Artifacts include the actual newspaper ad offering a reward for Harriet’s capture. Historical tours, bicycle, canoe and kayak
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BLACKWATER NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE - Located 12 miles south of Cambridge at 2145 Key Wallace Dr. With more than 25,000 acres of tidal marshland, it is an important stop along the Atlantic Flyway. Blackwater is currently home to the largest remaining natural population of endangered Delmarva fox squirrels and the largest breeding population of American bald eagles on the East Coast, north of Florida. There is a full service Visitor Center and a four-mile Wildlife Drive, walking trails and water trails. For more info. tel: 410-228-2677 or visit www.fws.gov/blackwater. EAST NEW MARKET - Originally settled in 1660, the entire town is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Follow a self-guided walking tour to see the district that contains almost all the residences of the original founders and offers excellent examples of colonial architecture. For more info. visit http://eastnewmarket.us. HURLOCK TRAIN STATION - Incorporated in 1892, Hurlock ranks as the second largest town in Dorchester County. It began from a Dorchester/ Delaware Railroad station built in 1867. The Old Train Station has been restored and is host to occasional train excursions. For more info. tel: 410943-4181. VIENNA HERITAGE MUSEUM - The museum displays the last surviving mother-of-pearl button manufacturing operation in the country,
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Easton Points of Interest Historic Downtown Easton is the county seat of Talbot County. Established around early religious settlements and a court of law, today the historic district of Easton is a centerpiece of fine specialty shops, business and cultural activities, unique restaurants and architectural fascination. Tree-lined streets are graced with various period structures and remarkable homes, carefully preserved or restored. Because of its historical significance, Easton has earned distinction as the “Colonial Capital of the Eastern Shore” and was honored as #8 in the book, “The 100 Best Small Towns in America.” Walking Tour of Downtown Easton Start near the corner of Harrison Street and Mill Place. 1. HISTORIC TIDEWATER INN - 101 E. Dover St. A completely modern hotel built in 1949, it was enlarged in 1953 and has recently undergone extensive renovations. It is the “Pride of the Eastern Shore.” 2. THE BULLITT HOUSE - 108 E. Dover St. One of Easton’s oldest and most beautiful homes, it was built in 1801. It is now occupied by the Mid-Shore Community Foundation. 3. AVALON THEATRE - 42 E. Dover St. Constructed in 1921 during the heyday of silent films and vaudeville entertainment. Over the course of its history, it has been the scene of three world premiers, including “The First Kiss,” starring Fay Wray and Gary Cooper, in 1928. The theater has gone through two major restorations: the first in 1936, when it was refinished in an art deco theme by the Schine Theater chain, and again 52 years later, when it was converted to a performing arts and community center. For more info. tel: 410-822-0345 or visit avalontheatre.com. 4. TALBOT COUNTY VISITORS CENTER - 11 S. Harrison St. The Office of Tourism provides visitors with county information for historic Easton and the waterfront villages of Oxford, St. Michaels and Tilghman Island. For more info. tel: 410-770-8000 or visit tourtalbot.org. 5. BARTLETT PEAR INN - 28 S. Harrison St. Significant for its architecture, it was built by Benjamin Stevens in 1790 and is one of Easton’s earliest three-bay brick buildings. The home was “modernized” with Victorian bay windows on the right side in the 1890s. 6. WATERFOWL BUILDING - 40 S. Harrison St. The old armory is 107
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Easton Points of Interest 18. TRINITY EPISCOPAL CATHEDR AL - On “Cathedral Green,” Goldsborough St., a traditional Gothic design in granite. The interior is well worth a visit. All windows are stained glass, picturing New Testament scenes, and the altar cross of Greek type is unique. For more info. tel: 410-822-1931 or visit trinitycathedraleaston.com. 19. INN AT 202 DOVER - Built in 1874, this Victorian-era mansion ref lects many architectural styles. For years the building was known as the Wrightson House, thanks to its early 20th century owner, Charles T. Wrightson, one of the founders of the S. & W. canned food empire. Locally it is still referred to as Captain’s Watch due to its prominent balustraded widow’s walk. The Inn’s renovation in 2006 was acknowledged by the Maryland Historic Trust and the U.S. Dept. of the Interior. 20. TALBOT COUNTY FREE LIBRARY - Housed in an attractively remodeled building on West Street, the hours of operation are Mon. and Thurs., 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Tues. and Wed. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Fri. and Sat., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more info. tel: 410-822-1626 or visit tcf l.org. 21. U. of M. SHORE MEDICAL CENTER AT EASTON - Established in the early 1900s as the Memorial Hospital, now a member of
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On the broad Miles River, with its picturesque tree-lined streets and beautiful harbor, St. Michaels has been a haven for boats plying the Chesapeake and its inlets since the earliest days. Here, some of the handsomest models of the Bay craft, such as canoes, bugeyes, pungys and some famous Baltimore Clippers, were designed and built. The Church, named “St. Michael’s,” was the first building erected (about 1677) and around it clustered the town that took its name. 1. WADES POINT INN - Located on a point of land overlooking majestic Chesapeake Bay, this historic inn has been welcoming guests for over 100 years. Thomas Kemp, builder of the original “Pride of Baltimore,” built the main house in 1819. For more info. visit www.wadespoint.com. 119
St. Michaels Points of Interest 2. LODGE AT PERRY CABIN - Located on the scenic Miles River with an 18 hole golf course - Links at Perry Cabin. For more info. visit www. belmond.com/inn-at-perry-cabin-st-michaels/. (Now under renovation) 3. MILES RIVER YACHT CLUB - Organized in 1920, the Miles River Yacht Club continues its dedication to boating on our waters and the protection of the heritage of log canoes, the oldest class of boat still sailing U. S. waters. The MRYC has been instrumental in preserving the log canoe and its rich history on the Chesapeake Bay. For more info. visit www.milesriveryc.org. 4. INN AT PERRY CABIN BY BELMOND - The original building was constructed in the early 19th century by Samuel Hambleton, a purser in the United States Navy during the War of 1812. It was named for his friend, Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry. Perry Cabin has served as a riding academy and was restored in 1980 as an inn and restaurant. For more info. visit www.belmond.com/inn-at-perry-cabin-st-michaels/. 5. THE PARSONAGE INN - A bed and breakfast inn at 210 N. Talbot St., was built by Henry Clay Dodson, a prominent St. Michaels businessman and state legislator around 1883 as his private residence. In 1877, Dodson,
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St. Michaels Points of Interest hosts temporary exhibitions, special events, festivals, and education programs. Docking and pump-out facilities available. Exhibitions and Museum Store open year-round. Up-to-date information and hours can be found on the Museum’s website at www.cbmm.org or by calling 410-745-2916. 8. THE CRAB CLAW - Restaurant adjoining the Maritime Museum and overlooking St. Michaels harbor. Open March-November. 410-7452900 or www.thecrabclaw.com. 9. PATRIOT - During the season (April-November) the 65’ cruise boat can carry 150 persons, runs daily historic narrated cruises along the Miles River. For daily cruise times, visit www.patriotcruises.com or call 410-745-3100. 10. THE FOOTBRIDGE - Built on the site of many earlier bridges, today’s bridge joins Navy Point to Cherry Street. It has been variously known as “Honeymoon Bridge” and “Sweetheart Bridge.” It is the only remaining bridge of three that at one time connected the town with outlying areas around the harbor. 11. VICTORIANA INN - The Victoriana Inn is located in the Historic District of St. Michaels. The home was built in 1873 by Dr. Clay Dodson, a druggist, and occupied as his private residence and office. In 1910 the property, then known as “Willow Cottage,” underwent alterations when acquired by the Shannahan family who continued it as a private residence for over 75 years. As a bed and breakfast, circa 1988, major renovations took place, preserving the historic character of the gracious Victorian era. For more info. visit www.victorianainn.com. 12. HAMBLETON INN - On the harbor. Historic waterfront home built in 1860 and restored as a bed and breakfast in 1985 with a turn-ofthe-century atmosphere. For more info. visit www.hambletoninn.com. 13. SNUGGERY B&B - Oldest residence in St. Michaels, c. 1665.The structure incorporates the remains of a log home that was originally built on the beach and later moved to its present location. www.snuggery1665.com. 14. LOCUST STREET - A stroll down Locust Street is a look into the past of St. Michaels. The Haddaway House at 103 Locust St. was built by Thomas L. Haddaway in the late 1700s. Haddaway owned and operated the shipyard at the foot of the street. Wickersham, at 203 Locust Street, was built in 1750 and was moved to its present location in 2004. It is known for its glazed brickwork. Hell’s Crossing is the intersection of Locust and Carpenter streets and is so-named because in the late 1700’s, the town was described as a rowdy one, in keeping with a port town where sailors 124
would come for a little excitement. They found it in town, where there were saloons and working-class townsfolk ready to do business with them. Fights were common especially in an area of town called Hells Crossing. At the end of Locust Street is Muskrat Park. It provides a grassy spot on the harbor for free summer concerts and is home to the two cannons that are replicas of the ones given to the town by Jacob Gibson in 1813 and confiscated by Federal troops at the beginning of the Civil War. 15. FREEDOMS FRIEND LODGE - Chartered in 1867 and constructed in 1883, the Freedoms Friend Lodge is the oldest lodge existing in Maryland and is a prominent historic site for our Black community. It is now the site of Blue Crab Coffee Company. 16. TALBOT COUNTY FREE LIBRARY - St. Michaels Branch is located at 106 S. Fremont Street. For more info. tel: 410-745-5877 or visit www.tcfl.org. 17. CARPENTER STREET SALOON - Life in the Colonial community revolved around the tavern. The traveler could, of course, obtain food, drink, lodging or even a fresh horse to speed his journey. This tavern was built in 1874 and has served the community as a bank, a newspaper office, post office and telephone company. For more info. visit www. carpenterstreetsaloon.com.
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St. Michaels Points of Interest 18. TWO SWAN INN - The Two Swan Inn on the harbor served as the former site of the Miles River Yacht Club, was built in the 1800s and was renovated in 1984. It is located at the foot of Carpenter Street. For more info. visit www.twoswaninn.com. 19. TARR HOUSE - Built by Edward Elliott as his plantation home about 1661. It was Elliott and an indentured servant, Darby Coghorn, who built the first church in St. Michaels. This was about 1677, on the site of the present Episcopal Church (6 Willow Street, near Locust). 20. CHRIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH - 301 S. Talbot St. Built of Port Deposit stone, the present church was erected in 1878. The first is believed to have been built in 1677 by Edward Elliott. For more info. tel: 410-745-9076. 21. THE OLD BRICK INN - Built in 1817 by Wrightson Jones, who opened and operated the shipyard at Beverly on Broad Creek. (Talbot St. at Mulberry). For more info. visit www.oldbrickinn.com. 22. THE CANNONBALL HOUSE - When St. Michaels was shelled by the British in a night attack in 1813, the town was “blacked out” and lanterns were hung in the trees to lead the attackers to believe the town was on a high bluff. The houses were overshot. The story is that a can-
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St. Michaels Points of Interest nonball hit the chimney of “Cannonball House” and rolled down the stairway. This “blackout” was believed to be the first such “blackout” in the history of warfare. 23. AMELIA WELBY HOUSE - Amelia Coppuck, who became Amelia Welby, was born in this house and wrote poems that won her fame and the praise of Edgar Allan Poe. 24. ST. MICHAELS MUSEUM at ST. MARY’S SQUARE - Located in the heart of the historic district, offers a unique view of 19th century life in St. Michaels. The exhibits are housed in three period buildings and contain local furniture and artifacts donated by residents. The museum is supported entirely through community efforts. For more info. tel: 410745-9561 or www.stmichaelsmuseum.org. 25. GR ANITE LODGE #177 - Located on St. Mary’s Square, Granite Lodge was built in 1839. The building stands on the site of the first Methodist Church in St. Michaels on land donated to the Methodists by James Braddock in 1781. Between then and now, the building has served variously as a church, schoolhouse and as a storehouse for muskrat skins. 26. KEMP HOUSE - Now a country inn. A Georgian style house,
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St. Michaels Points of Interest constructed in 1805 by Colonel Joseph Kemp, a revolutionary soldier and hero of the War of 1812. For more info. visit www.oldbrickinn.com. 27. THE OLD MILL COMPLEX - The Old Mill was a functioning flour mill from the late 1800s until the 1970s, producing f lour used primarily for Maryland beaten biscuits. Today it is home to a brewery, distillery, artists, furniture makers, and other unique shops and businesses. 28. CLASSIC MOTOR MUSEUM - Located at 102 E. Marengo Street, the Classic Motor Museum is a living museum of classic automobiles, motorcycles, and other forms of transportation, and providing educational resources to classic car enthusiasts. For more info. visit classicmotormuseum.org. 29. ST. MICHAELS HARBOUR INN, MARINA & SPA - Constructed in 1986 and recently renovated. For more info. visit www.harbourinn.com. 30. ST. MICHAELS NATURE TRAIL - This 1.3 mile paved walkway winds around the western side of St. Michaels starting at a dedicated parking lot on South Talbot Street. The path cuts through the woods, San Domingo Park, over a covered bridge and ending in Bradley Park. The trail is open all year from dawn to dusk.
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Oxford Points of Interest Oxford is one of the oldest towns in Maryland. Although already settled for perhaps 20 years, Oxford marks the year 1683 as its official founding, for in that year Oxford was first named by the Maryland General Assembly as a seaport and was laid out as a town. In 1694, Oxford and a new town called Anne Arundel (now Annapolis) were selected the only ports of entry for the entire Maryland province. Until the American Revolution, Oxford enjoyed prominence as an international shipping center surrounded by wealthy tobacco plantations. Today, Oxford is a charming tree-lined and waterbound village with a population of just over 700 and is still important in boat building and yachting. It has a protected harbor for watermen who harvest oysters, crabs, clams and fish, and for sailors from all over the Bay. 1. JOHN WESLEY METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH - Built on a tiny patch of land outside Oxford, this unassuming one-room building without a steeple and without indoor plumbing, once served as an im-
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Oxford Points of Interest portant place of worship and gathering for generations of Talbot County African-Americans. It was an abolitionist and integrated church community in a county which was slave-holding since 1770. Talbot County was at the center of both legal manumission (the freeing of a slave) and Fugitive Slave Act enforcement. The African American community was 50% free and 50% enslaved. It was also the center of Union recruitment of slaves for the U.S. Colored Troops. For more info. visit johnwesleychurch.org. 2. OXFORD CONSERVATION PARK - The park’s 86 acres stretch out on the southern side of state Route 333, near Boone Creek Road, and features walking trails, wetland viewing areas, native bird species, and open landscapes. 3. TENCH TILGHMAN MONUMENT - In the Oxford Cemetery the Revolutionary War hero’s body lies along with that of his widow. Lt. Col. Tench Tilghman, who was Gen. George Washington’s aide-de-camp, carried the message of Cornwallis’ surrender from Yorktown, VA, to the Continental Congress in Philadelphia. Across the cove from the cemetery may be seen Plimhimmon, home of Tench Tilghman’s widow, Anna Maria Tilghman.
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Oxford Points of Interest 4. THE OXFORD COMMUNITY CENTER - This former, pillared brick schoolhouse was saved from the wrecking ball by the town residents. Now it is a gathering place for meetings, classes, lectures, and performances by the Tred Avon Players and has been recently renovated. Rentals available to groups and individuals. 410-226-5904 or visit oxfordcc.org. 5. THE COOPERATIVE OXFORD LABORATORY - U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and Maryland Department of Natural Resources located here. 410-226-5193 or visit dnr.state.md.us/fisheries/oxford. 6. U.S. COAST GUARD STATION - 410-226-0580. 7. CHURCH OF THE HOLY TRINITY - Founded in 1851. Designed by esteemed British architect Richard Upton, co-founder of the American Institute of Architects. It features beautiful stained glass windows by the acclaimed Willet Studios of Philadelphia. 410-226-5134 or visit holytrinityoxfordmd.org 8. OXFORD TOWN PARK - Former site of the Oxford High School. Recent restoration of the beach as part of a “living shoreline project” created 2 terraced sitting walls, a protective groin and a sandy beach with
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Oxford Points of Interest native grasses which will stop further erosion and provide valuable aquatic habitat. A similar project has been completed adjacent to the ferry dock. A kayak launch site has also been located near the ferry dock. 9. OXFORD MUSEUM - Morris & Market Sts. Devoted to the preservation of artifacts and memories of Oxford, MD. Admission is free; donations gratefully accepted. For more info. and hours tel: 410-226-0191 or visit oxfordmuseum.org. 10. OXFORD LIBRARY - 101 Market St. Founded in 1939 and on its present site since 1950. Hours are Mon.-Sat., 10-4. 11. BRATT MANSION (ACADEMY HOUSE) - 205 N. Morris St. Served as quarters for officers of the Maryland Military Academy. Built about 1848. (Private residence) 12. BARNABY HOUSE - 212 N. Morris St. Built in 1770 by sea captain Richard Barnaby, this charming house contains original pine woodwork, corner fireplaces and an unusually lovely handmade staircase. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. (Private residence) 13. THE GRAPEVINE HOUSE - 309 N. Morris St. The grapevine over the entrance arbor was brought from the Isle of Jersey in 1810 by
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Oxford Points of Interest Captain William Willis, who commanded the brig “Sarah and Louisa.” (Private residence) 14. THE ROBERT MORRIS INN - N. Morris St. & The Strand. Robert Morris was the father of Robert Morris, Jr., the “financier of the Revolution.” Built about 1710, part of the original house with a beautiful staircase is contained in the beautifully restored Inn, now open 7 days a week. Robert Morris, Jr. was one of only 2 Founding Fathers to sign the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the United States Constitution. 410-226-5111 or visit robertmorrisinn.com. 15. THE OXFORD CUSTOM HOUSE - N. Morris St. & The Strand. Built in 1976 as Oxford’s official Bicentennial project. It is a replica of the first Federal Custom House built by Jeremiah Banning, who was the first Federal Collector of Customs appointed by George Washington. 16. TRED AVON YACHT CLUB - N. Morris St. & The Strand. Founded in 1931. The present building, completed in 1991, replaced the original structure. 17. OXFORD-BELLEVUE FERRY - N. Morris St. & The Strand. Started in 1683, this is believed to be the oldest privately operated ferry in
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Oxford Points of Interest the United States. Its first keeper was Richard Royston, whom the Talbot County Court “pitcht upon” to run a ferry at an unusual subsidy of 2,500 pounds of tobacco. Service has been continuous since 1836, with power supplied by sail, sculling, rowing, steam, and modern diesel engine. Many now take the ride between Oxford and Bellevue for the scenic beauty. 18. BYEBERRY - On the grounds of Cutts & Case Boatyard. It faces Town Creek and is one of the oldest houses in the area. The date of construction is unknown, but it was standing in 1695. Originally, it was in the main business section but was moved to the present location about 1930. (Private residence) 19. CUTTS & CASE - 306 Tilghman St. World-renowned boatyard for classic yacht design, wooden boat construction and restoration using composite structures. Some have described Cutts & Case Shipyard as an American Nautical Treasure because it produces to the highest standards quality work equal to and in many ways surpassing the beautiful artisanship of former times.
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Oxford Ferry Open Daily ~ 9 a.m. to sunset. 3 ~ Celebrate the 4th of July with a Fireworks display from a barge in the Tred Avon presented by the Tred Avon Yacht Club; bring a picnic to enjoy in Town Park or along The Strand. Fireworks begin at nightfall. 5 ~ Kentavius Jones ~ Local singer/songwriter and guitarist celebrates the release of his debut CD Bohemian Beat Box @ OCC. 7:30 to 10 p.m. $20. Tickets at oxfordcc.org or 410-226-5904. 7 ~ Come help launch the U.S. edition of Tangled Roots and meet award-winning author Marcia Talley. Book signing at Mystery Loves Company - 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. More info. - mysterylovescompany.com or 410-226-0010. 8-26 ~ Oxford Kids Camp @ OCC. Monday through Friday each week. Please Drive Carefully! 12 ~ Mike Elzey’s Guitar Studio Showcase - Local musicians 6 to 18 years old, and instructors, perform on guitar, piano, drums and vocally. Headliner E=MC2 Band, and Virginia Little performs songs from her first CD @ OCC. 7 to 9 p.m. $10/$5 student. 13 ~ Opening of the Smithsonian Water/Ways Exhibit in conjunction with Oxford Museum; @ St. Paul’s Church - Free; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Exhibit runs Friday - Sunday till Aug. 24. More info. - museumonmainstreet.org/content/waterways. 13 - Rock the Block block party for Colors of Cancer at Oxford Inn & Popes Tavern, band and refreshments. portofoxford.com for more info. 14 ~ Oxford Volunteer Fire Department Breakfast: 8 - 11 a.m., $10/pp. 14 ~ Paint Oxford Day ~ in conjunction with Plein Air Easton; observe the artists at work, live music, reception, exhibition and sale @ OCC. 5 to 6:30 p.m. More info. - pleinaireaston.com or portofoxford.com. 17 ~ Ice Cream for Breakfast Day @ Scottish Highland Creamery, 314 Tilghman St. 20 ~ Aerial Skills Workshop with Kerianne Hinermann @ OCC. Visit oxfordcc.org for more info. 29 ~ Mystery Loves Company/Laura Lippman book signing of Lady in the Lake. The revered New York Times bestselling author returns with a novel set in 1960s Baltimore. More info. and reserve books @ mysterylovescompany.com or 410-226-0010. Ongoing @ OCC Community Café - Mon., Wed. & Fri. - 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Beginner Tai Chi with Nathan: Tues. & Thurs. 9 a.m. $75/mo. or $10/class. Steady and Strong Exercise Class: Tues. & Thurs. 10:15 a.m. $60/10 classes or $8/class. Cars and Coffee: 1st Sat. - 9:30 a.m. (April-November)
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Tilghman’s Island “Great Choptank Island” was granted to Seth Foster in 1659. Thereafter it was known as Foster’s Island, and remained so through a succession of owners until Matthew Tilghman of Claiborne inherited it in 1741. He and his heirs owned the island for over a century and it has been Tilghman’s Island ever since, though the northern village and the island’s postal designation are simply “Tilghman.” For its first 175 years, the island was a family farm, supplying grains, vegetables, fruit, cattle, pigs and timber. Although the owners rarely were in residence, many slaves were: an 1817 inventory listed 104. The last Tilghman owner, General Tench Tilghman (not Washington’s aide-de-camp), removed the slaves in the 1830s and began selling off lots. In 1849, he sold his remaining interests to James Seth, who continued the development. The island’s central location in the middle Bay is ideally suited for watermen harvesting the Bay in all seasons. The years before the Civil War saw the influx of the first families we know today. A second wave arrived after the War, attracted by the advent of oyster dredging in the 1870s. Hundreds of dredgers and tongers operated out of Tilghman’s Island, their catches sent to the cities by schooners. Boat building, too, was an important industry. The boom continued into the 1890s, spurred by the arrival of steamboat service, which opened vast new markets for Bay seafood. Islanders quickly capitalized on the opportunity as several seafood buyers set up shucking and canning operations on pilings at the edge of the shoal of Dogwood Cove. The discarded oyster shells eventually became an island with seafood packing houses, hundreds of workers, a store, and even a post office. The steamboats also brought visitors who came to hunt, fish, relax and escape the summer heat of the cities. Some families stayed all summer in one of the guest houses that sprang up in the villages of Tilghman, Avalon, Fairbank and Bar Neck. Although known for their independence, Tilghman’s Islanders enjoy showing visitors how to pick a crab, shuck an oyster or find a good fishing spot. In the twentieth century, Islanders pursued these vocations in farming, on the water, and in the thriving seafood processing industry. The “Tilghman Brand” was known throughout the eastern United States, but as the Bay’s bounty diminished, so did the number of water-related jobs. Still, three of the few remaining Bay skipjacks (sailing dredgeboats) can be seen here, as well as two working harbors with scores of power workboats. 141
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A few months ago, I noted that Massachusetts seems to have the inside track on publicity about the Revolutionar y War. [See Tench’s Ride, March 2019]. For one thing, it turns out that the account of Paul Revere’s ride as immortalized in Longfellow’s poem was largely fictitious. First, he didn’t get a signal from the old North Church about “one if by land, two if by sea.” Actually, it was his job to make that signal once he got the word. What he did do was set out from Boston for the nearby town of Lexington to warn Samuel Adams and John Hancock that the British were coming to arrest them. Revere wasn’t the only messenger, however; another fellow, William Dawes, also made the run by a different route. After delivering their warning in Lexington, Paul and Bill hurried off together to alert the militia in Concord that the British intended to attack their arsenal. They were accompanied by Samuel Prescott, a Concord resident who happened to be in Lexington at the time. But Revere didn’t make it to the second town, for not long after leaving Lexington, all three riders were picked up by a British patrol. Dawes and
Prescott were released and continued on to Concord to warn the arsenal, but poor Paul was hauled back to Lexington for questioning. He was released later, though not his horse. (Perhaps he caught a cab?) Revere’s effort, there at the very outset of the Revolutionary War, was a worthy and courageous thing to do, and I do not mean to diminish it. Still, it isn’t exactly the picture Longfellow paints of that dashing Midnight Ride. And it hardly compares with the amazing twentytwo-hour ride from Rock Hall to Philadelphia, at the very end of the war, by Maryland’s Tench Tilghman to deliver the official news of Cornwallis’ surrender at Yorktown. Similarly, the “Boston Tea Party” gets huge amounts of publicity ~ even though a much more dramatic tea fracas took place right here in Maryland, over in Annapolis. Every school kid learns about some guys who dressed up as Indians and pitched tea off a ship into Boston harbor. But what was that all about, exactly, and why those Mohawk costumes? Most of us are under the impression that the Boston Tea Party was a demonstration against a new British tax on tea, right? The details were
Peggy Stewart fuzzy in my mind, however. I wasn’t sure whether this stunt had been planned by some political activists or was just an act of hooliganism. Maybe some rabid tea-lovers had switched to ale at a dockside pub? Actually, now that I came to think about it, I didn’t know why this act of destruction was considered so significant ~ so vital an event in our nation’s history ~ that it became a symbol for political activism and continues to be a rally ing point down to the present day; after all, we still have the Tea Party. But I ask you ~ why should that stunt in Boston overshadow what happened to Peggy Stewart here in Annapolis on October 19, 1774? It was just ten months later and, in some ways, was an even more dramatic protest. So I did some digging. Now, to
avoid getting bogged down in detail (however fascinating), let’s just look at the broad strokes. We begin by hopping into our Way-Back Machine and returning to the Sixties. No, no, not those Sixties ~ the 1760s. Resistance and rebellion were in the air in those days, too. And there was a war on. England and France had been wrestling for dominance, on land and sea, throughout the world ~ in Europe, Asia and North America. Here in the New World, the French were firmly established north of the Great Lakes. With the British controlling the territory to the south, it was inevitable that they would start pushing and shoving. Open conf lict broke out when a British unit from Virginia arrived in what is now Fayette County, Pennsylvania, led by 22-year-old Lt. Colonel George Washington. On May 28, 1754, Washington ambushed a small
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Peggy Stewart When Britain finally prevailed and peace was established in 1763, e ver yone w a s t i re d a nd broke, even the victor, Great Britain. The American colonists were delighted with the victory they had helped to achieve and were looking forward to a period of peace, growth and prosperit y. But the celebrations were hardly over before they were hit with a different threat. This time it was an economic challenge ~ and it came from the Mother Country. The cost of the conflict in the New World ~ to support both naval and land forces 3,000 miles from home ~ had drained the British treasury, and Parliament was determined to
find ways the colonies could help. Charles Townsend, Chancellor of the Exchequer, decided that the American colonies should foot much of the cost of the war and the ongoing costs of maintaining garrisons throughout New England and, accordingly, proposed a series of taxes. Parliament passed the first one in 1765, a tax on paper. If American merchants wanted to sell anything printed on paper ~ stationery, newspapers, documents, books or even playing cards ~ they had to buy the paper with a British stamp imprinted on it. Called the Stamp Act, it was wildly unpopular here. Maryland was particularly outraged by the Stamp Act. Here is how it was reported in the Annapolis Gazette on May 17, 1765: â€œFriday evening last, between 9 and 10 oâ€™clock, we had a very smart thundergust, which struck a house in one part of our town and a tree in another. But we were more thunderstruck last Monday on the arrival of Captain Joseph Richardson in the ship Pitt, in six weeks from the Downs, with a certain account of the Stamp Act being absolutely passed.â€? The follow ing year, when the Maryland stamp distributor arrived from London with the paper, he was met with such a warm reception that he had to f lee to New York. The stamped paper could not be landed in the absence of the legal agent, and so, in the words of historian Hestor
Peggy Stewart Dorsey Richardson, “as his house had been demolished and himself burnt in effigy, the cause of the resentment remained on shipboard.” The opposition and excitement in Maryland, caused by this infringement upon their liberty, resulted in the open revolt of the people and a demand that the court at Annapolis should repudiate it. This was accordingly done, and the Stamp Act rendered forever null and void in Maryland. The reason why Marylanders, in particular, were so adamantly opposed to the Stamp Act goes right back to the basis on which the colony was founded. In his Royal Charter of 1632, King Charles I gave to Lord Baltimore and his government the sole and absolute right to levy taxes. Look at the actual words: We, our heirs and successors shall at no time hereafter set or make, or cause to be set, any imposition, custom or taxation, rate or contribution whatsoever in or upon the dwellers and inhabitants of the aforesaid province for their lands, tenements, goods or chattels within the said province, or to be laden and unladen within any ports or harbors of said province. In simple English, that says, “no English monarch shall impose a tax of any kind upon the people of Maryland.” That included import duties on paper or anything else.
In 1765, Maryland was still under British rule, of course, directed by a Governor appointed by the King. But the legislative branch was made up of two houses, one being the governor and his Council. The other was the Assembly of Freemen, and that body passed a resolution stating their unanimous opinion: “that the representatives of the freemen of this province, in their legislative capacity, together with the other part of the Legislature, have the sole right to lay taxes and impositions the inhabitants of this province or their property and effects, and that the laying, imposing, levying or collecting any tax on or from the inhabitants of Maryland under color of any other authority is unconstitutional and a direct violation of the rights of the freemen of this province.” Parliament repealed the Stamp Act in 1766, but it still rankled. Many Americans feared more taxation schemes were to come. They were right. B e g i n n i n g i n 17 6 7, t h e f i v e “Townsend Acts” were imposed. The first of these forbade the New York Assembly and the governor of New York from passing any new bills until they agreed to pay for and provide housing, food and supplies for British troops in the colony. New York objected, feeling the British troops were no longer necessary and, besides, they had been given no say in the matter.
Peggy Stewart Parliament passed three more acts that same summer, and another one the following summer. All were designed to (a) raise revenue for Britain, (b) punish non-compliance and (c) establish the principle that Parliament had the right to tax the colonies. All five Acts were fiercely opposed in the colonies, under the cry of â€œno taxation without representation.â€? As the colonies had no representatives in Parliament, they argued, taxes could be imposed only by the Assembly in each colony. William Penn became a hero by standing up in Parliament and opposing these policies. Nine uneasy years passed, as the British government
tried to impose control over the colonies and the colonies tried to resist without openly rebelling. And now we come to the matter of tea. Tea began being imported from the Far East during the 1600s, and soon the drink was widely popular everywhere, even the colonies. The major importers were the English, the French and the Dutch, and vast amounts of money were involved in the trade. In 1698, Parliament decided that all British tea should be impor ted by the Honourable East India Company (HEIC), a vast worldwide enterprise whose f leet of ships rivaled those of every nation except Englandâ€™s Royal Navy. In return for this monopoly, the
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Peggy Stewart HEIC agreed to pay the Crown a whopping 25% import tax. It was a comfortable and very profitable arrangement for all parties, except, of course, for the consumers. The East India Company did not export tea directly to the colonies, however. By law, the HEIC was required to sell its tea, wholesale, at auctions in England. British firms bought this tea and exported it to the colonies, where they resold it to merchants in Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Charleston. The 25% import tax on tea helped refill the British coffers after the Seven Years’ War, but difficulties soon arose. A drought in Asia reduced production, and the British high import tax made smuggling the cheaper Dutch tea a dangerous but highly lucrative alternative. By the 1760s, the East India Company was losing £400,000 per year to smugglers in Great Britain, and Dutch tea was being smuggled into British America in significant quantities. The HEIC soon fell behind in its payments to the Crown. So, in 1773, the Brits came up with the Tea Act. Designed both to salvage the HEIC and to raise money, the Tea Act permitted the HEIC to export directly to America. By cutting out the import duty charged in London, that tax could be paid in America by the Americans. By cutting out the middlemen, the cost of tea in
America actually went down. So, hey, everybody won! Well, except for the American import merchants, who suddenly were out of business ~ and the smugglers, too, of course. It was this procedural change ~ not a new tax ~ that provoked the Boston Tea Party.
For several years, bands of passionate opponents to British inter vent ion in A mer ic a n a f fa irs had been formed in each of the colonies. Loosely organized, they called themselves the “Sons of Liberty.” They even had a f lag. Though sometimes violent, the demonstrations by the Sons against British rule stoked the fires that led to our declaration of independence. One such event was the Boston Tea Party. In the fall of 1773, seven HEIC ships were sent over with more than 2,000 chests of tea, nearly 600,000 pounds. One ship was bound for New York, one for Philadelphia, one for Charleston, and four were sent to Boston. British law required that the consignees (those to whom the shipment were sent) had to claim the tea and pay the duty within 20 days or customs officials could confiscate the cargo. In New York and Philadelphia,
protesters successfully compelled the tea consignees to resign, forcing the ships to return to England w ith the tea; in Charleston, the unclaimed tea was confiscated. One of the Boston-bound ships, the William, went aground off Cape Cod, where the tea was “rescued” before it could reach its destination. The other three ships, the Dartmouth, Eleanor and Beaver, arrived i n Boston sa fely. P re ssu re wa s brought to bear on the Dartmouth’s captain to return to England with the tea, but Governor Hutchinson refused permission. Nor could the consignees be persuaded to resign and give up their cargo; after all, two of them were Hutchinsons, the Governor’s own sons. On the last day of the deadline, December 16, 1773, Samuel Adams presided over a large mass meeting of more than 5,000 people. When Adams announced that he had received a report from the Governor that the Dartmouth would not be released, many stormed out immediately. That night, more than
150 members of the Sons of Liberty boarded the three ships moored in Boston Harbor. In three hours, they dumped all 342 chests into the harbor, destroying over 92,000 pounds of tea. To avoid Br itish repr isa ls, t hey wore d isg u ise s, and most slipped out of town soon thereaf ter. They chose Mohawk Indian costumes and war paint to symbolize that this resistance was an American act. Rather than an objection to the price of tea, their act was a direct challenge to the extent of Parliament’s authority in the colonies. Samuel Adams argued that Britain’s tea monopoly was “equal to a tax” and raised the same representation issues, regardless of whether a tax was applied to it. As such, it was a dangerous infringement of colonial rights. When news of the Boston Tea Party reached England in January 1774, the reaction was swift and furious. Parliament immediately responded by passing four punitive measures, known collectively (here, at least) as the “Intolerable Acts.” The Prime Minister, Lord North, drew the picture very clearly for Parliament: The Americans have tarred and feathered your subjects, plundered your merchants, burnt your ships, denied all obedience to your laws and authority; yet so clement and so long forbearing has our conduct been that it is incumbent on us now
Peggy Stewart to take a different course. Then North added this ominous warning: “Whatever may be the consequences, we must risk something; if we do not, all is over.” Soon that would become all too true. Three of the Intolerable Acts were to punish Massachusetts for the destruction of private property, to restore British authority in Massachusetts, and to otherwise reform colonial government in America. The other Act closed the Port of Boston completely ~ until citizens paid for the destroyed tea. Maryland immediately sent assistance to the relief of Boston. Our opposition to England’s oppression
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Peggy Stewart the House had refused to pass any but the bill of its own drawing. Ma r yla nd t hu s w a s t he f i r s t A merican colony to resist these encroachments of power openly. In resisting her royal governor and the dictates of Parliament, Maryland entered upon the pathway that led, ultimately, to independence. The culmination of this resistance was an incident that occurred in Annapolis just ten months after the Boston Tea Party. In several ways, the Peggy Stewart affair was an even more extreme statement of American rights. I may have given you the impression that Peggy Stewart was a person. Actually, there was a young lady by that name living in Annapolis, but at that time she was an eleven-
year-old in pinafores. Her father, Anthony Stewart, was part owner of a Maryland-built, square-sterned brig of 50 tons, which the proud papa had named Peggy Stewart. The other owners were James and Joseph Williams; another brother, Thomas Williams, was their agent in London. Thomas hatched a plot to smuggle some tea past the American boycott by slipping 17 crates aboard the Peggy Stewart disguised as â€œlinen.â€? The captain, Richard Jackson, feared trouble, so he listed the consignment accurately as tea on his customs declaration before leaving the dock. This meant the tea would have to be declared in Annapolis and the tax paid there ~ which is not what the owners intended. On the morning of October 14, 1774, the brig Peggy Stewart arrived
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at Annapolis carrying some cargo, 53 indentured servants and the tea. When Stewart and the Williams partners were notified that the tea tax would have to be paid before any of the cargo could be landed, even the 53 tired passengers, they balked. They had no interest in Thomasâ€™ wild scheme and asked the committee supervising the tea boycott what they should do. Stewart understood that the ship might be turned away and sent back to England, which he feared the human cargo would not survive. To relieve the issue, Stewart guaranteed payment of the tea tax. But since the committee needed to respect the tea boycott, his payment would only make matters worse. The committee decided the passengers and the other cargo could be landed ~ but not the tea. Stewart and the Williams family then offered to burn the tea and make a public apology for importing it. Naturally, the matter was quickly becoming very heated. Stewart was denounced at a second meeting on
The Peggy Stewart House as it appears today in Annapolis.
October 19, even though he was the one who had notified the committee of the problem. One eye-witness, John Galloway, reported the critical conclusion in a private letter: The committee then ordered the Tea from on board the brigg, but some of the mob called out that it should not come on shore, that the vessel should also share the same fate. They simply refused to allow the tea to touch America soil.
A s there was no stopping the growing mob, and fearing for himself and his family, Stewart agreed. That night he, the two Williams brothers and another man, Nehemiah Moxley, went aboard and set fire to the tea chests in the hold. The Peggy Stewart soon was ablaze, and within hours she had burned to the waterline near Windmill Point ~ today the north side of Bancroft Hall at the US Naval Academy. Stewar t remained a L oyalist, however, and took his family from Annapolis to New York. After the War, he emigrated to Nova Scotia and prospered there. A son became a noted lawyer and judge. Sadly, I
principle of no taxation without representation, but upon her charter rights from King Charles I. This was the Marylander’s birthright, as it was of no other colonist, and he would not forego it. The Intolerable Acts, and the various responses to them on both sides, pushed all parties toward the brink of war. As we all know, war did arrive, just six months later ~ announced by the ride of Paul Revere and sealed by the ride of Tench Tilghman.
Annapolis Harbor as it appears today, near Windmill Point. have found no trace of Peggy herself. Maryland’s resistance to taxation was not only founded upon the
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Fair Share of Abuse An excerpt from
FASTNET, One Man’s Voyage
by Roger Vaughan Forty years ago this coming August, a rogue storm savaged the Fastnet Race fleet, wrecking boats and claiming the lives of 15 sailors. “Fingers” (the author) was on board the maxi Kialoa, owned by the late Jim Kilroy, who was an industrial real estate developer. FASTNET, One Man’s Voyage will be re-issued this summer. August 1979 At the height of the storm, Stuart Williamson was thinking about his garden. He was estimating six more hours to rounding Bishop Rock and turning for the finish at Plymouth, and the thought seriously dismayed him. He was cold, sitting on the deck being constantly drenched by clots of water f lying off the bow and f lung by the wind. He worked to displace his mind, and it ended up in his garden. When I get home, he thought, I will garden. And he thought about old sticks and dirt and compost being fed into his shredder, watching happily as the shredder spewed out a soft pile of fine organic material that the seedlings would treasure. It was better than thinking about what would happen if the mast broke. A pilot, Stuart was compar-
ing f lying in bad weather with his current discomfort. Lurching and bumping through the air versus
Fair Share of Abuse this. About the same. A wing could fall off, the engine could stall, but then the mast could go too. Better chance of survival on the ocean, probably, but until the wing fell off, f lying was warmer, and drier. If only he could stay as warm and dry as he was at home, he would like ocean racing a lot better. Stuart counted the positive aspects and was glad this weather hadnâ€™t hit at the start of the Transatlantic Race that he had recently completed on Kialoa. That would have meant nine days to go. Nine days! The worst. For sure the mast would have gone, and he might never have gotten warm again.
Stuart allowed himself to dwell on a favorite puzzle: why he went ocean racing time after time. Why anybody did. Why he had been a regular on Kialoa for ten years. Why he had spent all that money on plane tickets, all those weeks beating his head against the bulkhead and freezing his ass when he could have been touring Spain (ole!) or planting shallots. He had never been in a sport where more people who swore they would never go again kept showing up. Take the Sydney-Hobart Race. Now there was a monster outing. Long, cold and always an unpleasant surprise in store, a storm, dead calm; always totally unpredictable and unexpected until it was right on top of you.
Sydney-Hobart. It had a nice ring to it. A trip to Australia. He could understand why people did it once. But twice, three times, six times? Jesus. It had to be masochism. Maybe it was latent heroism. When Stuart got home, people said they had prayed for him. People he hadn’t heard from in years wrote him admiring letters. Stuart was astounded. “I would have had to burn my house down with me in it to get that kind of response,” he said. There was no sport quite like it, Stuart knew that. No one waved the yellow f lag if there was a wreck and oil got on the track, or if it began to rain. You started and you kept going. Dates for races were set months (years) in advance, weather be damned. One could count the ocean race cancellations over the years on half the fingers of one hand. He knew that the idea of living through it was important. Walking through Cowes the night before the start of the race, a group of us had passed a pink-and-white tent from which music emanated.
A handwritten sign nailed to a post announced “fi lm 7 p.m.” It was just after the appointed hour, so we squeezed into the tent in time to see the film Qantas Airlines had produced about the 1977 SydneyHobart Race. They had picked a good year for filming. A bad storm had struck the f leet, disabling dozens of boats. A heroic helicopter pilot had flown a courageous cameraman close by the mast tips of floundering yachts, and some of the resulting footage was spectacular. The film also captured the very moment a 180-degree wind shift struck Kialoa at twenty-five knots, showing the crew’s heads-up reaction as sails were doused and reset and the boat was back on course in less than twenty minutes. She went on to win. “During that film was the only time I’ve had a strong insight into why I do it,” Stuart said afterwards. “There was one shot that got to me. It was after the storm had passed and Kialoa was sailing about three miles off this huge vertical headland in about twenty
Fair Share of Abuse knots of breeze, looking beautiful and white against a smoothly textured sea and the dark cliffs. Then the camera pulled back and the boat got smaller and smaller, less and less significant as true perspective was gained, and it took my breath away ~ I said, ‘that’s me! I’m there!’” A still photograph of Kialoa against that Tasmanian headland hangs in Stuart’s house in California. It is by far his favorite because it best fulfills his fantasy, expresses the freedom of the Dream: “It has something to do with the infiniteness of water, its vastness. It doesn’t inhibit vision.” The Dream again. To compare
the Dream to the reality, one condenses the reality into the photograph for more manageable appreciation. The mysterious chill of a real landfall (the return from limbo) is under-painted for maximum satisfaction in the literature of the sea: Moby Dick, Two Years Before the Mast, Captains Courageous, The Nigger of the Narcissus. There is heavy romance in those pages, of course, but after a while one has to admit how outweighed it is by the pain and suffering, the cracked and bleeding hands and the scurvy, the madness and cruelty, the plank walking and keel hauling, the f logging and fighting. Listen to poet John Masefield, from A Ballad of John Silver:
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Fair Share of Abuse Then the dead men fouled the scuppers and the wounded filled the chains, and the paint-work all was spatter-dashed with other people’s brains. She was boarded, she was looted, she was scuttled till she sank, And the pale survivors left us by the medium of the plank. Or another Masefield, from Evening ~ Regatta Day: Your nose is a red jelly, your mouth’s a toothless wreck. And I’m atop of you, banging your head upon the dirty deck;
And both your eyes are bunged and blind like those of a mewling pup, For you’re the juggins who caught the crab and lost the ship the Cup. Perhaps that is the grim stuff of romance, the sharing, by one’s very presence on the ocean in a situation of stressful threshold exploration, of all that pain and suffering, of all the blood that has run in all the scuppers, of hanging it out (primal courage) in the name of that ancient and ghastly and heroic and undeniably seductive tradition of man and the sea. There is the occasional shot of pure bliss, too. What Stuart calls “the total body charge” one receives
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when everything is perfect, when all is right with the world. “The guns!” Stuart says, exulting, “the guns!” closing his eyes the better to hear them again, the better to hear the highly polished brass cannons whose lovely voices are reserved for the first three boats that cross the finish line, throaty voices that never fail to rattle the stomach and stop the heart for at least one beat. “In 1971, we did the Tasman Sea Race,” Stuart says. “We were first to finish, first on corrected time, and set a new course record. The whole race was sailed in perfect weather. We never needed foulweather gear. To make the finish line at the end, we had to execute a jibe in heavy going. It was per-
fect. The chute never so much as trembled. When the gun went off, it brought tears to our eyes. Twenty cases of beer were waiting for us at the dock.” But ocean racing mimics life. Pure bliss is a great rarity. The photographs help sustain it, of course, help make it possible to come to terms with the stranger need for one’s fair share of abuse. Roger Vaughan’s most recent book, ARTHUR CURTISS JAMES, Unsung Titan of the Gilded Age, is available at Amazon.com.
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1 Meeting: Cambridge Coin Club at the Dorchester County Public Library. 1st Monday at 7:30 p.m. Annual dues $5. For more info. tel: 443-521-0679. 1 Meeting: Live Playwrights’ Societ y at t he Ga r f ield C enter, Chestertown. 1st Monday from 7:30 to 9 p.m. For more info. tel: 410-810-2060. 1-3 Young Writers’ Camp for ages 10 to 16 at the Talbot County Free L ibra r y, Ea ston. 2 to 3 p.m. Learn how to w rite and draw cartoons, comic books and graphic novels. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library and the Talbot County Arts Council, with funding from Talbot County and the Towns of Easton, Oxford and St. Michaels. Please pre-register. For more info. tel: 410-822-1626 or visit tcfl.org. 1-31 Summer Reading Program for Adults at the Talbot County Free Library, Easton. Kids enjoy
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summer reading and prizes ~ and adults can too! Each time you read a book and turn in your completed book review form to the librar y, youâ€™re entered in the drawing for a $50 gift card. Enter as often as you like! For more info. tel: 410-822-1626 or visit tcfl.org. 1,3,8,10,15,17,22,24,29,31 Food Distribution at the St. Michaels C om mu n it y C enter on Mondays and Wednesdays from 1 to 2 p.m. Open to a ll Ta lbot County residents. Must provide identification. Each family can participate once per week. For more info. tel: 410-745-6073 or visit stmichaelscc.org. 1,8,15,22,29 Meeting: Overeaters Anonymous at UM Shore Medical Center in Easton. Mondays from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. For more info. visit oa.org. 1,8,15,22,29 Monday Night Trivia at t he Ma rke t S t r e e t P ubl ic House, Denton. 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Join host Norm Amorose for a fun-filled evening. For more info. tel: 410-479-4720. 2
Meeting: Eastern Shore Amputee Support Group at the Easton Family YMCA. 1st Tuesday at 6 p.m. Everyone is welcome. For
2,9,16,23,30 Story Time at the Ta lbot C ount y Free L ibra r y, Easton. Tuesdays at 10 a.m., with program repeating at 11 a.m., for ages 5 and under accompanied by an adult. For more info. tel: 410-822-1626 or visit tcfl.org. 2,5,9,12,16,19,23,26,30 Free Blood Pressure Screenings from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesdays and Fr idays at Universit y of Maryland Shore Medical Center, Cambridge. 2,9,11,16,18,23,25,30 Tai Chi at the Oxford Community Center. Tues. and Thurs. at 9 a.m. with Nathan Spivey. $75 monthly ($10 drop-in fee). For more info. tel: 410-226-5904 or visit oxfordcc. org. 2 ,9,11,16,18, 23 , 25 ,30 Steady and Strong exercise class at the Oxford Community Center. Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:15 a.m. $60/10 classes or $8 per class. For more info. tel: 410-226-5904 or visit oxfordcc.org. 2,9,11,16,18,23,25,30 Mixed/ Gentle Yoga at Everg reen: A Center for Balanced Living in Easton. Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m. For more info. tel: 410-819-3395 or visit evergreeneaston.org.
2,9,16,23,30 Free Blood Pressure Screening from 9 a.m. to noon, Tuesdays at University of Maryland Shore Regional Health Diagnostic and Imaging Center, Easton. For more info. tel: 410820-7778. 2,9,16,23,30 Meeting: Bridge Cli nic Suppor t Group at t he U M Shore Medical Center at Dorchester. Tuesdays from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Free, confidential support group for individuals who have been hospitalized for behavioral reasons. For more info. tel: 410-228-5511, ext. 2140. 2,9,16,23,30 Healing Through Yoga at Talbot Hospice, Easton. Tuesdays from 9 to 10 a.m. This new complementa r y t herapy g u ide s pa r t icipa nt s t h roug h mindfulness and poses that direct healing in positive ways. Participants will learn empowering techniques to cope with grief and honor their loss. No previous yoga experience necessary. Yoga mats will be provided, and walk-
ins are welcome. Free and open to the public. For more info. tel: 410-822-6681 or bdemattia@ talbothospice.org. 2,16 Meeting: Breast Feeding Support Group, 1st and 3rd Tuesdays from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at UM Shore Medical Center, 5th floor meeting room, Easton. For more info. tel: 410-822-1000, ext. 5700 or visit shorehealth.org. 2,16 Afternoon Chess Academy at the Talbot County Free Library, Easton. 4:30 p.m. Learn and play chess. For ages 6 to 16. Snacks ser ved. Limited space, please pre-register. For more info. tel: 410-822-1626 or visit tcfl.org.
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July Calendar 2,16 Cancer Patient Support Group at the Cancer Center at UM Shore Regional Health Center, Idlewild Ave., Easton. 1st and 3rd Tuesdays from 5 to 7 p.m. For more info. tel: 443-254-5940 or visit umshoreregional.org. 2,16 Grief Support Group at the Dorchester County Library, Cambridge. 1st and 3rd Tuesdays at 6 p.m. Sponsored by Coastal Hospice & Palliative Care. For more info. tel: 443-978-0218. 3 Story Time at the Talbot County Free Library, St. Michaels. 10:30 a.m. For children ages 5 and under accompanied by an adult. For more info. tel: 410-745-5877 or visit tcfl.org. 3 Meeting: Nar-Anon at Immanuel United Church of Christ, Cambridge. 7 to 8 p.m. 1st Wednesday. Support group for families and friends of addicts. For more info. tel: 800-477-6291 or visit nar-anon.org. 3 Fireworks in Oxford begin at dusk. 3,10,17,24,31 Meeting: Wednesday Morning Artists. 8 a.m. at Creek Deli in Cambridge. No cost. All disciplines and skill levels welcome. Guest speakers, roundtable
discussions, studio tours and other art-related activities. For more info. tel: 410-463-0148. 3,10,17,24,31 Chair Yoga w ith Susan Irwin in the St. Michaels Housing Authority Community Room, Dodson Ave. Wednesdays from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. Free. For more info. tel: 410-745-6073 or visit stmichaelscc.org. 3,10,17,24,31 The Senior Gathering at the St. Michaels Community Center, Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for a well-prepared meal from Upper Shore Aging. For more info. tel: 410-745-6073 or visit stmichaelscc.org. 3,10,17,24,31 Acupuncture Clinic at Evergreen: A Center for Balanced Living in Easton. Wednesdays from noon to 1 p.m. For more info. tel: 410-819-3395 or visit evergreeneaston.org. 3,10,17,24,31 Meeting: Choptank Writers Group at the Dorchester Center for the Arts, Cambridge. Wednesdays from 3 to 5 p.m. Everyone interested in writing is invited to join. For more info. tel: 443-521-0039. 3,10,17,24,31 Yoga Nidra Meditation at Evergreen: A Center for Balanced Living in Easton. Wednesdays from 6:45 to 7:45
p.m. For more info. tel: 410-8193395 or visit evergreeneaston. org. 4 Dog Walking at Adkins Arboretum, Ridgely. 1st Thursday at 10 a.m. For more info. tel: 410-6342847, ext. 0 or visit adkinsarboretum.org.
and a variety of dining options. 5 to 8 p.m. 5 Concert: Kentavius Jones ~ Bohemian BeatBox at the Oxford Community Center. Join local
4 Fireworks in Easton, Cambridge and Chestertown begin at dusk. 4 ,11,18,25 Kent Island Far mer’s Market from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. every Thursday at Christ Church, 830 Romancoke Rd., Stevensville. For more info. visit kifm830.wixsite.com/kifm. 5 First Friday in downtown Easton. Art galleries offer new shows and have many of their artists present throughout the evening. Tour the galleries, sip a drink and explore the fine talents of local artists. 5 to 8 p.m. 5 First Friday reception at Studio B Gallery, Easton. 5 to 8 p.m. For more info. tel: 443-988-1818 or visit studioBartgallery.com. 5 First Friday in downtown Chestertown. Join us for our monthly progressive open house. Our businesses keep their doors open later so you can enjoy gallery exhibits, unique shopping, special performances, kids’ activities 179
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July Calendar singer-songwriter and guitarist Kentavius Jones for an evening of gritty rock ‘n’ soul celebrating the release of his debut CD, Bohemian BeatBox. 7:30 p.m. $20. For more info. tel: 410-226-5904 or visit oxfordcc.org. 5 Dorchester Sw ingers Square Dancing Club meets 1st Friday at Maple Elementary School on Egypt Rd., Cambridge. $7 for guest members to dance. Club members and observers are free. Refreshments provided. 7:30 to 10 p.m. For more info. tel: 410221-1978, 410-901-9711 or visit wascaclubs.com. 5,12,19,26 Meeting: Friday Morning Artists at Denny’s in Easton. 8 a.m. All disciplines welcome. Free. For more info. tel: 443955-2490. 5,12,19,26 Meeting: Vets Helping Vets ~ Informational meeting to help vets find services. 1st and 3rd Fridays at Hurlock American Legion #243, 57 Legion Drive, Hurlock; 2nd and 4th Fridays at VFW Post 5246 in Federalsburg. 9 a.m. All veterans are welcome. For more info. tel: 410-943-8205 after 4 p.m. 5,12,19,26 Gentle Yoga at Evergreen: A Center for Balanced
Living in Easton. Fridays from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. For more info. tel: 410-819-3395 or visit evergreeneaston.org. 5,12,19,26 Jeannie’s Community Café soup kitchen at the St. Michaels Community Center. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Menu changes weekly. Pay what you can, if you can. Eat in or take out. All welcome. For more info. tel: 410-745-6073 or visit stmichaelscc.org. 5,12,19,26 Bingo! every Friday night at the Easton Volunteer Fire Department on Creamery Lane, Easton. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and games start at 7:30 p.m. For more info. tel: 410-822-4848. 5,6,12,13,19,20,26,27 Rock ’N’ Bowl at Choptank Bowling Center, C a mbr idge. Fr idays a nd Saturdays from 9 to 11:59 p.m. Unlimited bowling, food and drink specials, blacklighting, disco lights and jammin’ music. Rental shoes included. $13.99 every Friday and Saturday night. For more info. visit choptankbowling.com. 6 Huge Outdoor Yard Sale sponsored by Denton Station West, Denton. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more info. tel: 410-310-8934. 6 Guided Paddle and Tasting on San
Domingo Creek. 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum Shipya rd Prog ra ms Manager Jenn Kuhn will lead this three-mile paddle, tasting a nd s w i m. Pa r t ic ipa nt s w i l l paddle along San Domingo Creek and around Hambleton Island, stopping along the way to have a snack and swim on the banks of the Island. Once back on land, the group is invited to a tasting at Great Shoals Cellars. Participants should dress accordingly, wear sunscreen, and bring water and snacks. Tasting included in registration fee. $35 w ithout kayak rental; $65 with kayak rental; 20% discount for CBMM members. For more info. tel: 410-745-4980 or visit cbmm.org. 6
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6 First Sat urday g uided wa lk. 10 a.m. at Adkins Arboretum, Ridgely. Free for members, $5 admission for non-members. For more info. tel: 410-634-2847, ext. 0 or visit adkinsarboretum.org. 6 Big Band Night and Fireworks at
the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels. Two vocalists will join the 18-piece Shades of Blue Orchestra as they perform f rom t he histor ic Tolchester Beach Bandstand. 7 to 10 p.m. $6 CBMM members and member guests, $10 non-members, $2 after 8:45 p.m. Children ages 5 and under are free. For more info. tel: 410-745-2916 or visit cbmm.org. 6 Clean Water Outdoor Concert Series: XPDs from 7 to 9 p.m. on Harrison Street, Easton. A street dance party with the XPDâ€™s and their groove-filled reper toire of ja zz, R& B, Motow n, rock, country, swing and everything in between. For more info. tel: 410-822-7299 or visit avalonfoundation.org. 6 Fireworks begin in St. Michaels at dusk.
July Calendar 6,13,20,27 Easton Farmers Market every Saturday from midApril through Christmas, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Each week a different local musical artist is featured from 10 a.m. to noon. Town parking lot on North Harrison Street. Over 20 vendors. Easton’s Farmers Market is the work of the Avalon Foundation. For more info. visit avalonfoundation.org. 6,13,20,27 Anahata Yoga with Cavin Moore at the Oxford Community Center. Saturdays at 8 and 10 a.m. $12/class ~ drop-ins welcome. In Sanskrit, anahata means “unhurt, unstruck and unbeaten.” For more info. tel: 410-226-5904 or visit oxfordcc.org. 6 ,1 3 , 2 0, 2 7 T he S t . M ic h ael s Farmers Market is a communitybased, producer-only farmers market that runs Saturday mornings, rain or shine, from 8:30 to
11:30 a.m., April-November, at 204 S. Talbot St. in St. Michaels. For more information contact: email@example.com. We do accept SNAP. 6,13,20,27 Cars and Coffee at the Classic Motor Museum in St. Michaels. Saturdays from 9 to 11 a.m. For more info. tel: 410-7458979 or visit classicmotormuseumstmichaels.org. 6,13,20,27 Historic High Street Walking Tour ~ experience the beauty and hear the folklore of Cambridge’s High Street. Onehour walking tours on Saturdays, sp on s or e d by t he We s t E nd Citizen’s Association. 11 a.m. at Long Wharf. Reservations not necessary, but appreciated. For more info. tel: 410-901-1000 or visit cambridgemd.org. 7 Nature Sketchers w ith Diane DuBois Mullaly at Adkins Arboretum, Ridgely. 1 to 3 p.m. This monthly nature walk along the A rboretum trails allow stops for sketching in graphite, ink or watercolor. Each walk will focus on what’s in bloom, budding or of interest along the paths. Free for members and free with $5 admission for nonmembers (payable on the day of the program). For more info. tel: 410-634-2847, ext. 0 or visit adkinsarboretum.org.
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7 Calico Fields Lavender Tour with Adkins Arboretum, Ridgely. Surround yourself with the soothing scent of lavender when you join Master Naturalist Jay Falstad a nd h i s w i fe a nd c o - ow ner, Christa, for a tour of their Calico Fields Lavender Farm. Cut your own lavender bunches and experience the Falstads’ conservation efforts aimed at promoting native bee species and their project work with monarch butterf lies. 1 to 3 p.m. $35 members, $40 non-members. For more info. tel: 410-634-2847, ext. 0 or visit adkinsarboretum.org.
8 Caregiver Support Group at the Talbot County Senior Center, Easton. 2nd Monday, 1 p.m. For more info. tel: 443-746-3698 or visit snhealth.net. 8-10 Chautauqua 2019: Making Waves at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Histor y comes alive with Maryland Humanities’ FREE Chautauqua living history performance series each July. Audience members meet historical figures and then participate in a thoughtful dialogue with each character. Chautauqua 2019 explores the power of water
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with three characters: Matthew Henson, an Arctic explorer and the first African-American to reach the North Pole; Jacques Cousteau, a pioneer of underwater conser vation and filmmaker; and Grace O’Malley, a 16th-century Irish pirate queen. For more info. tel: 410-745-2916 or visit cbmm.org. 8-11 Workshop: Printmaking for Teens w ith Sher yl Southw ick at the Academy Art Museum, Easton. 1 to 3 p.m. $105 members, $115 non-members. For more info. tel: 410-822-ARTS (2787) or visit academyartmuseum.org.
9 Meeting: Us Too Prostate Cancer Support Group at UM Shore Regional Cancer Center, Idlewild Ave., Easton. 2nd Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. For more info. tel: 410-820-6800, ext. 2300 or visit umshoreregional.org. 9 Grief Support Group Meeting ~ Healing after a Traumatic Loss at Talbot Hospice, Easton. 2nd Tuesday f rom 6:30 to 8 p.m. This ongoing monthly support group is specifically for anyone impacted by a traumatic death, including accident, overdose, suicide or homicide. For more info. tel: 410-822-6681 or e-mail email@example.com.
8-12 Class: Fun with Photoshop with Katy Trice at the Academy Art Museum, Easton. Grades 4 through 6. 1 to 3 p.m. $115 members, $125 non-members. For more info. tel: 410-822-ARTS (2787) or visit academyartmuseum.org. 9 Advance Healthcare Planning at Talbot Hospice, Easton. 2nd Tuesday at 11 a.m. Hospice staff and trained volunteers will help you understand your options for advance healthcare planning and complete your advance directive paperwork, including the Five Wishes. Free and open to the public. For more info. tel: 410822-6681 to register. 185
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9 Meeting: Tidewater Stamp Club at the Old Railway Station on Pennsylvania Ave., Easton. 2nd Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. For more info. tel: 301-704-3811 or visit twstampclub.com. 9 -12 Work shop: Inter me d iate Drawing for Teens with Katie Cassidy at the Academy Art Museum, Easton. Ages 13+ - adults welcome. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. $110 members, $120 non-members. For more info. tel: 410 -822ARTS (2787) or visit academyartmuseum.org. 9,23 Bay Hundred Chess Class at the Talbot County Free Library, St. Michaels. 2nd and 4th Tuesdays from 1 to 3 p.m. Beginners welcome. For all ages. For more info. tel: 410-745-5877 or visit tcfl.org. 9,23 Meeting: Buddhism Study Group at Evergreen: A Center for Balanced Living, Easton. 2nd and 4th Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Open to the public. For more info. tel: 410-819-3395 or visit evergreeneaston.org. 10 Meeting: Bayside Quilters, 2nd Wednesday from 9 a.m. to noon at the Easton Volunteer Fire Department on Aurora Park Drive, Easton. Guests are welcome, memberships are available. For
10 The Juggling Hoffmans at the Ta lbot C ount y Free L ibra r y, Easton. 10:30 a.m. Be amazed by the tricks and amused by the antics in a smile-along, laughalong, interactive good time for all ages. A kidâ€™s show that adults will love, too! Sponsored by the Friends of the Library and the Talbot County Arts Council, with funding from Talbot County and the Towns of Easton, Oxford and St. Michaels. For more info. tel: 410-822-1626 or visit tcfl.org. 10 We are Builders at the Talbot Count y Free Librar y, St. Michaels. 3:30 p.m. Enjoy STEM and build with Legos and Zoobs. For ages 5 to 12. For more info. tel: 410-745-5877 or visit tcfl.org. 10 Talbot Mentors Infosession ~ Learn about mentoring a schoolage child at our free Infosession presented by Talbot Mentor Executive Director Gerson Martinez. We have an immediate need of mentors for students who would benefit from additional adult at-
tention in their lives. 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. at 108 Maryland Ave. Suite #102, Easton. For more info. tel: 410-770-5999 or visit talbotmentors.org.
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10 Peer Support Group Meeting ~ Together: Positive Approaches at Talbot Par tnership, 28712 Glebe Rd., Easton. 2nd Wednesday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Peer support group for family members currently struggling with a loved one with substance use disorder, led by trained facilitators. Free. For more info. e -ma i l mar firstname.lastname@example.org.
10 Meet ing: Bay water Camera Club at the Dorchester Center for the A rts, Cambridge. 2nd Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. All are welcome. For more info. tel: 443-939-7744.
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July Calendar event is open to all ages. 7 to 9 p.m. Admission is free. Snacks provided; nominal charge for beverages. For more info. e-mail RayRemesch@gmail.com. 10,24 Bay Hundred Chess Club, 2nd and 4th Wednesdays from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Talbot County Free Library, St. Michaels. Players gather for friendly competition and instruction. All ages welcome. For more info. tel: 410-745-9490. 10,24 Meeting: Choptank Writers Group, 2nd and 4th Wednesdays from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the Dorchester Center for the Arts, C a mbr id ge. Ever yone i nter ested in w riting is inv ited to participate. For more info. tel: 443-521-0039. 10,24 Dance Classes for NonDancers at Evergreen: A Center for Balanced Living in Easton. 2nd and 4th Wednesdays from 6 to 7:30 p.m. $12 per person, $20 for both classes. For more info. tel: 410-200-7503 or visit continuumdancecompany.org. 11 Mid-Shore Pro Bono Legal Clinic at the Caroline County Senior Center, Denton. 2nd Thursday from 10 a.m. to noon. For more info. and to schedule an appoint-
ment tel: 410-690-8128 or visit midshoreprobono.org. 11 Claws for a Cause Crab Feast to benefit the University of Maryland Shore Emergency Center at Queenstown. 5:30 to 9 p.m. at Fishermanâ€™s Crab Deck, Grasonville. $90 in advance, $100 at the door includes all-you-can-eat crabs, as well as a buffet of fried ch icken, p ork ba rb e c ue a nd assorted sides. For more info. tel: 410 -822-1000, ex t. 5763 or visit ummhfoundation.org/ upcoming-events. 11 Adventures in Hiking for ages 13+ with the Talbot County Free Library, Easton. 6 p.m. Join Appalachian Trail thru-hiker Bryan Gomes for a colorful view of the Appalachian Trail, see his backpack and all the gear that got him safely from Georgia to Maine, and try your skill at walking a slack line! Light refreshments served. To participate in the program, patrons must pre-register in person at the library. (Note: Waiver will be signed at time of registration.) For more info. tel: 410-822-1626 or visit tcfl.org. 11,18,25 Menâ€™s Group Meeting at Evergreen: A Center for Balanced Living in Easton. Thursdays from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Weekly meeting where men can frankly and openly deal with issues in their lives.
For more info. tel: 410-819-3395 or visit evergreeneaston.org. 11,18,25 Mahjong at the St. Michaels Community Center. 10 a.m. to noon on Thursdays. Open to all who want to learn this ancient Chinese game of skill. Drop-ins welcome. Free. For more info. tel: 410-745-6073 or visit stmichaelscc.org. 11,18,25 Caregivers Support Group at Talbot Hospice. Thursdays at 1 p.m. This ongoing weekly support group is for caregivers of a loved one with a life-limiting illness. Free and open to the public. For more info. tel: 410822-6681 or e-mail bdemattia@ talbothospice.org. 11,25 Memoir Writers at the Talbot Count y Free Librar y, St. Michaels. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Record and share your memories of life a nd fa mi ly. Pa r t icipa nt s a re invited to bring their lunch. For more info. tel: 410-745-5877 or visit tcfl.org. 12 Mid-Shore Pro Bono Legal Clinic at the Dorchester County Public Library, Cambridge. 2nd Friday from 10 a.m. to noon. For more info. and to schedule an appointment tel: 410-690-8128 or visit midshoreprobono.org.
Friends of the Library Second Saturday Book Sale at the Dorchester County Public Library, Cambridge. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. $10 adults and children ages 3+. For more info. tel: 410-228-7331 or visit dorchesterlibrary.org.
13 Dog Walking at Adkins Arboretum, Ridgely. 2nd Saturday at 10 a.m. For more info. tel: 410 - 634-2847, ext. 0 or v isit adkinsarboretum.org. 13 Second Saturday at the Artsway from 1 to 5 p.m., 401 Market Street, Denton. Interact w ith artists as they demonstrate their work. For more info. tel: 410-4791009 or visit carolinearts.org. 13 Second Saturday and Art Walk in Historic Downtown Cambridge on Race, Poplar, Muir and High streets. Shops will be open late. Galleries will be opening new shows and holding receptions. Restaurants w ill feature live music. 5 to 9 p.m. For more info. visit CambridgeMainStreet.com. 13 Second Saturday Art Night Out in St. Michaels. Take a walking tour of St. Michaelsâ€™ six fine art galleries, all centrally located on Talbot Street. For more info. tel: 410-745-9535 or visit townofstmichaels.org. 13-14 DNR-Approved Boater Safety
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Course at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels. 1 to 5 p.m. each day in CBMM’s Van Lennep Auditorium. $25. Pa r t ic ipa nt s c omplet i ng t he course and passing the test will receive a Maryland Boating Safety Education Certificate, which is valid for life and is required for anyone born on or after July 1, 1972 and who operates a numbered or documented vessel on Maryland waters. Participants must be 10 or older. For more info. tel: 410-745-4947 or visit cbmm.org.
14 Firehouse Breakfast at the Oxford Volunteer Fire Company. 8 to 11 a.m. Proceeds to benefit fire and ambulance services. $10 for adults and $5 for children under 10. For more info. tel: 410-226-5110. 14 Workshop: Befriending Bumblebees with Melinda Fegler and Lindsay Hollister of Pollinators Prospering People (PX3) at Ad-
13,27 Country Church Breakfast at Fa it h Ch ap el a nd Tr app e United Methodist churches in Wesley Hall, Trappe. 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. TUMC is also the home of “Martha’s Closet” Yard Sale and Community Outreach
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July Calendar kins Arboretum, Ridgely. Learn about the bumble’s importance for wildlife needs and in humans’ edibles gardens. You’ll also learn Maryland bumble ID and how to design a garden to attract bumblebees, and you’ll build your own bumblebee hive box. 1 to 4 p.m. $35 members, $40 non-members. For more info. tel: 410-634-2847, ext. 0 or visit adkinsarboretum.org. 15 Caregiver Support Group at the Talbot County Senior Center, Easton. 3rd Monday at 1 p.m. For more info. tel: 443-746-3698 or visit snhealth.net. 15 Stitching Time at the Talbot County Free Library, Easton. 3 to 5 p.m. Work on your favorite project with a group. Limited instruction for beginners. Newcomers welcome. For more info. tel: 410-822-1626 or visit tcfl.org. 15 Wr ite Your Memoirs: Some Helpful Hints from Bill Peak at the Talbot County Free Library, Easton. 6 p.m. For more info. tel: 410-822-1626 or visit tcfl.org. 15 Peer Support Group Meeting ~ Together: Positive Approaches at Tilghman United Methodist Church. 3rd Monday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Peer support group
for family members currently struggling with a loved one with substance use disorder, led by trained facilitators. Free. For more info. e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. 15 The Easton Book Group to discuss Nicole Chung’s book All You Can Ever Know. 6:30 p.m. Open to all. For more info. tel: 410822-1626 or visit tcfl.org. 15-19 Workshop: Imagine That! Creating a Sketchbook with Susan Horsey at the Academy Art Museum, Easton. Ages 8 to 13. 1 to 3 p.m. $135 members, $145 non-members. For more info. tel: 410-822-ARTS (2787) or visit academyartmuseum.org. 16 Work shop: Mu st be Moonglow! w ith Sher yl Southw ick at the Academy Art Museum, Easton. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. $65 members, $90 non-members, plus $10 materials fee payable to instructor. For more info. tel: 410-822-ARTS (2787) or visit academyartmuseum.org. 16 Ecology Cruise aboard the Winnie Estelle at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels. 1 to 2:30 p.m. Children and adults are invited to join CBMM educators for an up-close and personal exploration of the Miles River and its unique habitat and ecol-
the Talbot County Free Library, Easton. 10:30 a.m. Learn the stories of the stars as told by the ancients ~ and those told by modern science. Travel across the world and back in time to de velop you r u nder st a nd i ng and decide: “Where did the stars come from?” and “What is the Universe beyond?” Sponsored by Eastern Shore Regional Library. For more info. tel: 410-822-1626 or visit tcfl.org.
ogy. $20, with a 20% discount for CBMM members. Registration is required. For more info. visit cbmm.org/onthewater. 17 Meeting: Dorchester Caregivers Support Group. 3rd Wednesday f rom 1 to 2 p.m. at Pleasa nt Day Adult Medical Day Care, Cambridge. For more info. tel: 410-228-0190. 17 Child Loss Support Group at Ta lbot Hospic e, Ea ston. 3rd Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. This support group is for anyone grieving the loss of a child of any age. Free and open to the public. For more info. tel: 410-822-6681 or e-mail email@example.com. 18 Meeting: Samplers Quilt Guild from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church, Cambridge. The Guild meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of every month. Prov ide your ow n lunch. For more info. tel: 410-228-1015. 18 The Sky is NOT the Limit! at
18 Classic Yoga at Evergreen: A Center for Balanced Living in Easton. 12:30 to 2 p.m. on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of every month. For more info. tel: 410819-3395 or visit evergreeneaston.org. 18 Stroke Survivor’s Support Group at Pleasant Day Medical Adult Day Ca re in Ca mbr idge. 3rd Thursday of the month. 1 to 2 p.m. For more info. tel: 410-2280190 or visit pleasantday.com. 18 Third Thursday in downtown
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Easton. With approximately two million objects in its collection representing more than 5,000 years of ar tistic achievement from around the world, seven million visitors annually and an operating budget of $320 million, The Met is one of the largest and most diverse art museums in the world. This event is sponsored by Plein Air Easton and Troika Gallery. 7 p.m. For more info. tel: 410-822-7299 or visit avalonfoundation.org.
Denton from 5 to 7 p.m. Shop for one-of-a-kind floral arrangements, gifts and home dĂŠcor, dine out on a porch with views of the Choptank River or enjoy a stroll around town as businesses extend their hours. For more info. tel: 410-479-0655. 18 Meeting: Grief Support for Overdose Loss group from 6 to 8 p.m. on the 3rd Thursday of the month at Compass Regional Hospice, Grief Support Ser vices Wing, Centreville. For more info. visit compassregionalhospice.org. 18 Lecture: The Battle of Gettysburg ~ Three Long, Hot Historic Days at the Talbot County Free Library, Easton. Using photos from the battlefield and accounts recorded by battle participants, Dr. Michael Cone tells the story of three days that changed the course of American history. As an added bonus, heâ€™ll provide tips on how to find your civil war ancestor. Dr. Cone is a retired physician who specialized in neonatal care. 6:30 p.m. For more info. tel: 410-822-1626 or visit tcfl.org. 18 Behind the Scenes at the MET with Dan Weiss, president and CEO of the Metropolitan Museum of Art at the Avalon Theatre,
19 Oil Painting Demonstration with Master Jove Wang at the Avalon Theatre, Easton. This rare oppor tunit y to see Master Jove Wang demonstrate his skills in person is sponsored by Plein Air Easton and Studio B Gallery. 9 a.m. For more info. tel: 410-8227299 or visit avalonfoundation. org. 19-28 Groove Theatre Company to present The Jungle Book. Come to the Histor ic 447 on R ace Street in Cambr idge to see a staged adaptation of this classic tale, suitable for all audiences. Visit GrooveTheatre. com for ticket information and show times. 20 Build a Wave Hill Chair with Da n Bena rci k at Ad k ins A rboretum, Ridgely. Based on a 1918 design by acclaimed Dutch
architect Gerrit R ietveld and modified in the 1960s, the chair was popularized in the garden at Wave Hill in the Bronx. This chair is suitable for any garden setting. Bring a fully charged cordless drill; all materials are prov ided. Constructed chairs retail for $325. $230 members, $275 non-members. For more info. tel: 410-634-2847, ext. 0 or visit adkinsarboretum.org.
20 Jousting, Maryland’s official state sport, at the Kent County Fair at 11 a.m. The tournament will be held in conjunction with the Kent County Fair at the Ag Center, 21349 Tolchester Beach Road, Che ster tow n. Reg u la r riding classes consist of leadline, novice, amateur, semi-pro and professional. A trophy class will be held in Memory of S. Clyde “Pat” Morris, Jr. The event is open to the public. Admission is cost of entry into Fair plus cost of class to ride, if riding. For more info. tel: 410-310-8934. 20 Concert: Second Wind at Lay-
ton’s Chance Vineyard and Winer y, Vienna. 6 to 9 p.m. The summer months are for dancing on the law n! Dance and sing along to Second Wind playing your favorite old rock and roll songs! Bring your lawn chairs and picnic blankets for a comfortable evening in the country listening to local tunes. $7 advance tickets, $10 at the door. Food available for purchase. For more info. tel: 410-228-1205 or visit laytonschance.com. 20 Legendary Artist Raoul Middleman discusses the upcoming movie Middleman at the Avalon Theatre, Easton. Join Raoul as he discusses his prolific art career spanning over 50 years and producing over 15,000 paintings. This event is sponsored by Plein Air Easton and Troika Gallery. 7 p.m. For more info. tel: 410-8227299 or visit avalonfoundation. org. 20-21 Delaware Restoration Work Days at t he Chesapea ke Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. $50 for a single day, $90 for a weekend or $170 for two weekends, with a 20% discount for CBMM members. For more info. tel: 410-745-4980 or visit cbmm.org. 21 Workshop: Solitary Bee Beginnings with Melinda Fegler and
Easton. Ages 10+ - adults welcome. 9:30 a.m. to noon. $125 members, $135 non-members. For more info. tel: 410 -822ARTS (2787) or visit academyartmuseum.org. 22-26 Class: Wacky Animals in Motion w ith Haley McMaster at the Academy Art Museum, Easton. Grades 3 and 4. 10 to 11 a.m. $65 members, $75 nonmembers. For more info. tel: 410-822-ARTS (2787) or visit academyartmuseum.org.
Lindsay Hollister of Pollinators P r o s p er i ng Pe ople (PX 3) at Adkins Arboretum, Ridgely. 1 to 4 p.m. Learn about the ecology, life cycles and groupings of these lone workers. Participants will also learn about garden additions for solitary bees, build a solitary bee condo and practice identif ication. $35 members, $40 non-members. For more info. tel: 410-634-2847, ext. 0 or visit adkinsarboretum.org. 22 Oxford Book Club meets the 4th Monday of every month at the Oxford Community Center. 10:30 a.m. to noon. For more info. tel: 410-226-5904 or visit oxfordcc.org. 22-26 Workshop: Paper Making Bonanza! with Theresa Schram at the Academy Art Museum,
22-26 Workshop: Artistic Explorations with Plaster with Theresa Schram at the Academy Art Museum, Easton. Ages 10+ - adults welcome. 1 to 3:30 p.m. $115 members, $125 non-members. For more info. tel: 410 -822ARTS (2787) or visit academyartmuseum.org. 23 Meeting: Tidewater Stamp Club at t he SunTr ust Bank ( base ment Maryland Room), Easton. 4th Tuesday at 1 p.m. For more info. tel: 301-704-3811 or visit twstampclub.com. 23 Meeting: Grief Support Group from noon to 1:15 p.m. on the 4th Tuesday of the month at Caroline County Public Libraryâ€™s Federalsburg branch. This is a lunch group, so participants are encouraged to bring a lunch.
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23 Monthly Grief Support Group at Talbot Hospice. This ongoing monthly support group is for anyone in the community who is grieving the death of a loved one, regardless of whether they were served by Talbot Hospice. 4th Tuesday at 5 p.m. Free and open to the public. For more info. tel: 410-822-6681 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
23 Meeting: Women Supporting Women, lo c a l bre a s t c a nc er support group, meets at Christ Episcopal Church, Cambridge. 4th Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. For more info. tel: 410-463-0946.
23 Meeting: Breast Cancer Support Group at UM Shore Regional Cancer Center, Idlew ild Ave., Easton. 4th Tuesday from 6 to
23-25 Workshop: Realism with Intuitive Painting with Sheryl Southwick and Billie Bourgeois at the Academy Art Museum, Easton. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more info. tel: 410-822-ARTS (2787) or visit academyartmuseum.org.
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23,30 Drone Mapping for ages 9 through 12 at the Talbot County Free Library, Easton. 2 to 4 p.m. Capture aerial photos to study water quality. Learn drone safety, manual flight skills and coding for autonomous flight. Directed by Anna Windle, a Ph.D. student at Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. Limited space. Pre-registration required. For more info. tel: 410-822-1626 or visit tcfl.org.
24 Japanese Cultural Celebration at the Talbot County Free Library, St. Michaels. 2 to 4 p.m. Enjoy Japanese craf ts, professional storytelling and a Japanese puppet show by New Moon Theater. We will also hold a Japanese tea ceremony! Pre-registration is required. For ages 5 to 12 (children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult). For more info. tel: 410-745-5877 or visit tcfl.org.
24 New Moon Theater presents Minwa at t he Ta lbot Count y Free Library, Easton. 10:30 a.m. Highly interactive t heatr ica l performance of three traditional Japanese tales that highlight our shared values of kindness, generosity, acceptance and community responsibility. For more info. tel:
24 Meeting: Diabetes Suppor t Group at UM Shore Regional Health at Dorchester, Cambridge. 4th Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. Free and open to the public. For more info. tel: 410-822-1000, ext. 5196. 25 Wr ite Your Memoirs: Some Helpful Hints from Bill Peak at the Talbot County Free Library, St. Michaels. 11 a.m. For more info. tel: 410-745-5877 or visit tcfl.org. 25 Family Unplugged Games at the Talbot County Free Library, St. Michaels. 3:30 p.m. Bring the whole family for an afternoon of board games and f un. For all ages (children 5 and under accompanied by an adult). For more info. tel: 410-745-5877 or visit tcfl.org. 25-27 Workshop: The Naturalistâ€™s
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Illustration in Watercolor with Maggii Sarfaty at the Academy Art Museum, Easton. 10 a.m. to noon. For more info. tel: 410822-ARTS (2787) or visit academyartmuseum.org. 27-28 Cruise aboard the Winnie Estelle to watch Miles River log canoe races at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels. This is the Miles River Yacht Club Governor’s Cup series. Saturday from 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. and Sunday at 9:30 a.m. $35, with a 20% discount for CBMM members. Registration required. For more info. tel:
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28 Workshop: Caterpillars to Butterf lies with Melinda Fegler and Lindsay Hollister of Pollinators Prospering People (PX3) at Adkins Arboretum, Ridgely. 1 to 4 p.m. Learn about the mysteries, threats to and conservation of these beautiful pollinators and t he impor tant role t hey play in our natural world. Build a chrysalis tree for your pollinator garden, learn to use identification resources and practice your new skills during a NABA butterf ly count. $35 members, $40 non-members. For more info. tel: 410-634-2847, ext. 0 or visit adkinsarboretum.org. 29-Aug. 2 Class: We’re in Business! Marketing for Kids with Katy Trice at the Academy Art Museum, Easton. Grades 4 through 6. 1 to 3 p.m. $115 members, $125 non-members. For more info. tel:
Easton. 10:30 a.m. The magic of Joe Romano returns. Music, comedy and sensational sets make this a show youâ€™ll be sure to enjoy! For more info. tel: 410822-1626 or visit tcfl.org.
410-822-ARTS (2787) or visit academyartmuseum.org. 29-Aug. 2 Kaleidoscope Summer Arts Camp with Theresa Schram at the Academy Art Museum, Easton. Ages 6+. 1 to 3 p.m. For more info. tel: 410-822-ARTS (2787) or visit academyartmuseum.org. 30 Coloring for Teens and Adults at the Talbot County Free Library, St. Michaels. 3:30 p.m. Explore the relaxing process of coloring. For more info. tel: 410-745-5877 or visit tcfl.org. 31 Take Me to Your Reader! at the Ta lbot C ount y Free L ibra r y,
31 STEM Story Time at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels. 10:30 a.m. Enjoy ST E M (Scienc e, Tech nolog y, Engineering, Math) story time, and learn about how items f loat or sink in water! Pre-registration is required for free admission to the museum. For ages 5 and under accompanied by an adult. For more info. tel: 410-745-5877 or visit tcfl.org.
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HISTORIC ST. MICHAELS - Less than a block from the water, 3-story, 5 BR home in the heart of the town, built in 2002. Great room has a PA fieldstone fireplace. Two owner suites, den/office plus loft. $899,000.
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