Category Archives: Delmarva History

Watch the C&D Canal Documentary on MPT

Chesapeake City’s connection with Showboat and the canal’s role in the Civil War It was a pleasure to have a small part in this amazing documentary on the C&D Canal and Chesapeake City! I was able to talk about the … Continue reading

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Meet the Legendary Writers of the Chesapeake

Chesapeake Writers: Literary legends from around the bay Please join us for a Chesapeake Writers talk on May 7 at 6:30 pm at the North East branch library. Local author David Healey will introduce you to our own literary legends … Continue reading

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Spanish flu epidemic raged 100 years ago

This video comes courtesy of the Cecil County Public Library, where the talk was given.   More than 100 years ago, the Spanish flu epidemic struck worldwide, leaving millions dead. Even the small towns of Maryland and Delaware were impacted … Continue reading

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Returning ospreys have become rite of spring

High atop the Chesapeake City bridge, a pair of ospreys has returned to its nest, just as the birds have done each spring for the last several years. These birds of prey have a hawk eye’s view of the town … Continue reading

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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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