Category Archives: Delmarva History

Eastern Shore anthology arrives

  The Eastern Shore is a unique place, so it’s fitting that this new anthology features writers and writing from our Chesapeake Bay region. Bay to Ocean: The Year’s Best Writing from the Eastern Shore offers fiction, nonfiction, and poetry … Continue reading

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Baltimore Sun Op-Ed on new Chesapeake Bay span

From a writer’s perspective, what makes the Eastern Shore and Delmarva unique is that it’s out of the way. A proposed new Chesapeake Bay crossing could truly impact our sense of place. Here is the Baltimore Sun op-ed I wrote … Continue reading

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Caveman of the Civil War

Draft dodger lived out the war in hiding by David Healey During the Civil War, it wasn’t uncommon to be drafted against one’s will and forced to put on a blue uniform. One Delmarva man hated the Yankees so much … Continue reading

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Eastern Shore White Potato Pie recipe

This is a season for comfort foods and family recipes. In keeping with that spirit, here is a recipe for White Potato Pie, which is a uniquely Eastern Shore dish. Our family first got a taste of this thanks to … Continue reading

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Mmm. Mmm. Muskrat. Coming to a plate near you.

On the Eastern Shore and Delmarva Peninsula, people are known for eating all sorts of things that raise eyebrows elsewhere. Crabs, for starters. Up in New England, they look at you kind of funny if you walk into a seafood … Continue reading

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3 questions with Delaware Rev War expert Kim Rogers Burdick

  Delaware during the Revolutionary War Award-winning historian Kim Rogers Burdick is the author of the recent book, REVOLUTIONARY DELAWARE: Independence in the First State. She will be talking about the War of Independence in our region during a special … Continue reading

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Chance meeting sparked Civil War romance

Confederate found love—and a new home—in Canal Town By David Healey There couldn’t have been a worse time for Capt. Lucien M. Bean of the 17th Mississippi Infantry. The Confederacy was crumbling. In the heart of the South, Union Gen. … Continue reading

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Remembering one of Chesapeake Bay’s worst hurricanes

To Hell and Back Again with Hurricane Hazel by David Healey You can still find a few old-timers who will share stories about one of the biggest hurricanes in living memory to strike the Chesapeake Bay. Her name was Hazel, … Continue reading

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Ocean City hurricane of 1933: Maryland’s City on the Sand

Hurricane of 1933 shaped Ocean City resort Ocean City is Maryland’s beach town, a place where the population swells to nearly 400,000 on summer weekends. Tourists stroll the boardwalk or splash in the waves. It’s a place for sun, sand … Continue reading

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History unlocked at the C&D Canal Museum

C&D Canal spans waterways, and maritime history Of all the sights that visitors to Chesapeake City, Maryland, can see, only a handful of tourists and locals alike manage to make their way to the Chesapeake & Delaware Canal Museum. Those … Continue reading

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