Tag Archives: Great Storms of the Chesapeake

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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Winter’s last hurrah can bring March snowfalls

Winter struck late in 1958, and it almost seemed unfair, considering that the deep snow came in late March. It was an incredible snowfall, with measurements of 42 inches coming in from residents near the Susquehanna River in Maryland. The … Continue reading

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The blizzard of 1899 remembered

It looks as if this is going to be a largely snow-free winter. Dipping into Great Storms of the Chesapeake, I thought I would cool things down with a lead in to the storm that buried the Chesapeake Bay region … Continue reading

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Commemoration of the 60th Anniversary of the Sinking of the Levin J. Marvel

Next month I will be taking part in the commemoration of a terribly tragic event on Chesapeake Bay. Even if you can’t join us, you might like to read it a bit about the sinking of the Levin J. Marvel, … Continue reading

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On eve of hurricane season, recalling George Washington’s Storm

Hurricane season officially begins June 1. While in some ways this is an arbitrary date because nature sets its own rules and does not follow a man-made calendar, let’s just say it’s time to keep a weather eye out! In the last 400 years … Continue reading

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Tips on hosting a Facebook chat for authors

The weather forecasts were calling for the most snow we’d had in years here in Maryland. It was just possible that the “snow band” through the I-95 corridor ranging from just west of Baltimore up toward Philadelphia could see 2 … Continue reading

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Book signing … maybe in the snow?

Pen? Check. Books? Check. All signed and ready to go for the book signing tonight 6-8 pm at the Old Gray Mare in historic Chesapeake City on the water in Maryland. This is part of the town’s Candlelight House Tour, … Continue reading

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GREAT STORMS OF THE CHESAPEAKE talk this Tuesday at North East Library!

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Writing goals for 2013

The year is already passing in a blur, and so is the book biz. Publishing has changed so much from the days when I shopped manuscripts around to agents and worried about things like return postage, manuscript boxes, and using … Continue reading

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Excerpt from Great Storms of the Chesapeake about the ‘Hurry Cane of 1667’

“There Was Nothing that Could Stand Its Fury” — From GREAT STORMS OF THE CHESAPEAKE (History Press 2012) One of the first major storms to impact early settlers around Chesapeake Bay was the Great Hurry Cane of 1667. No weather … Continue reading

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