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Experience the Extraordinary Chesapeake Music presents

CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL JUNE 4–15

Easton • Cambridge • Oxford

Enchanted Musical Pairings

ChesapeakeMusic.org 410-819-0380

Waterway Open Again boats with any significant draft. Recreational boaters avoided the place, and boating clubs crossed Tilghman’s Island off their cruising itineraries. Businesses dependent on water traffic were hard hit; the most westerly marina, Tilghman Island Inn Marina, no longer could rent many of its slips. One day in 2017, a Tilghman businessman, Tim Fluharty (Fluharty’s Electric) was meeting with the Talbot County Council on some other matter when he happened to mention the need for Knapp’s Narrows to be dredged. He was pleasantly surprised to find the Council receptive to hearing more about the matter. So he described the importance of the waterway to the island and to the county, and the impasse that had been reached. No one, apparently, was doing anything to re-start the dredging project. The Council promised to look into the matter and do what it could to begin discussions with the powers that be. They then asked Fluharty whether there were other issues of significant concern to the Tilghman community. Recognizing that he was being given a real opportunity, Fluharty immediately said yes, but then begged for time. He said the community could use the Council’s help with several other issues and that he would be happy to organize an informal discussion with a few 148

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