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Saxis on a Saturday Night! Scenes from Days Gone By

Those of you who've been there know that 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…
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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…

THE STORES: Where to Buy Books by Secrets of the Eastern Shore in Person

The stores below carry books by Secrets of the Eastern Shore. Three notes: • Any quality bookstore anywhere should be able to order copies of the book you want. • Not every store on the list below carries every Secrets book. Some only carry select titles--call first! • Sometimes a store temporarily runs out of stock between orders--that's unavoidable, so call first! LOWER EASTERN SHORE…
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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…

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…
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The Secrets Pop Up Shop Is Here!

    Secrets of the Eastern Shore has opened up a Pop Up Shop for the holidays! Located in downtown Cambridge, our temporary retail storefront at 412 Race Street is right across from the town’s famous Crab Pot Christmas Tree. We are open Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays through Dec. 18. Please email or call 443.477.4490 to ask about other days or make an appointment. In addition…