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Saxis on a Saturday Night! Scene from the Eastern Shore of Virginia, 1928

Saxis is a remote, real-deal watermen community on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. I visited there while working on my book, Eastern Shore Road Trips #1: 27 One-Day Adventures on Delmarva. It's a quiet place nowadays, with one fun restaurant, one tiki bar, and a local history museum being the main attractions for visitors outside of the waterfront, the marshland scenery, and the local people.…
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Month of Fundays June 2020: Stories, Fun, and More on the Delmarva Peninsula

The June 2020 MONTH OF FUNDAYS is chock full of stories, videos and other fun little tidbits about the history and culture of the Delmarva Peninsula. Plus, fun ideas for adventuring along the backroads! Click here to see the June 2020 edition. Here’s hoping it brings a little happiness into these crazy days. Thank you for reading!
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Talks & Presentations: Introducing Your Group to the Landscape & People of Delmarva

Jim Duffy is a writer and storyteller who lives on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. The author of several popular “Secrets of the Eastern Shore” books about travel, history, and culture on the Delmarva Peninsula, he is an engaging speaker who has delivered scores of talks to civic groups and business gatherings, delighting audiences with funny, fascinating, and moving tales from days gone by on the Eastern…
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QUOTE OF THE DAY: Steamboats, Steers, & Slapstick on the Choptank River

A couple of months back I had a great time reading Trappe: The Story of an Old-Fashioned Town by the historian Dickson Preston. Trappe is in Talbot County, Md., across the Choptank River from Cambridge. Preston spends some pages in there discussing the steamboats that used to ride up and down the Choptank, including the Avalon and the Joppa. The section at hand here begins…
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A New Book of Delmarva Road Trips!

In a brand-new book, Cambridge-based author Jim Duffy spills more "Secrets of the Eastern" while wandering the towns, backroads, beaches, and waterways of the Delmarva Peninsula in hopes of inspiring readers to get out and follow in his footsteps. The book is titled Eastern Shore Road Trips 2: 26 MORE One-Day Adventures on Delmarva. “That’s really my goal here,” says Duffy, the co-founder of Secrets…
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Where to Find Eastern Shore Road Trips 2 in Stores

Here are the stores that are carrying Eastern Shore Road Trips 2: 26 MORE One Day Adventures on Delmarva. More outlets will be added soon! LOWER MARYLAND Ward Museum, Salisbury Delmarva Discovery Museum, Pocomoke City Pam’s Hallmark (South Salisbury Boulevard), Salisbury Pam’s Hallmark (Centre at Salisbury Mall), Salisbury Pam’s Hallmark, West Ocean City MIDDLE MARYLAND Sunnyside Shop, Cambridge Mystery Loves Company Bookstore, Oxford Tilghman Island Country Store,…
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Eastern Shore Road Trips #2: Table of Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS Eastern Shore Road Trips #2: 26 MORE One-Day Adventures on Delmarva TOWNS 1 St. Michaels, Md. 2 Onancock, Va. 3 Laurel & Seaford, Del. 4 Elkton & North East, Md. 5 Accomac, Va. 6 Snow Hill, Md. 7 Wilmington, Del. Riverwalk 8 Eastville & Savage Neck, Va. ISLANDS 9 Kent Island, Md. 10 Smith Island, Md. & Tangier Island, Va. 11 Hoopers…
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PICTURE THIS: Eel Pots on Cambridge Creek

Here is what Jill Jasuta Photography had to say about how she came to shoot some watermen with  a boatload of eel pots on Cambridge Creek: I happened upon waterman Dean Price bringing in eels on the Carrie-Ashlie a few days ago, and he let me take some photos. He uses fabric to sew together each and every eel pot, and his boat is stacked…
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TUBMAN TRAVELS Table of Contents

Here is the Table of Contents for Tubman Travels: 32 Underground Railroad Journeys on Delmarva: 1 ... Modesty on the Choptank (Cambridge, Maryland) 2 ... Flight from the Auction Block (Cambridge, Maryland) 3 ... SIDE TRIP: The Harriet Tubman Museum and Educational Center (Cambridge, Maryland) 4 ... Welcome to the World, Araminta (Dorchester County, Maryland) 5 ... ‘The Good Old Ship of Zion’: The Christmas Escape, Part…