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Eel Pots on the Choptank River

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…
Secrets of the Eastern Shore Christmas

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…
Eastern Shore Road Trips

Eastern Shore Road Trips: 27 One-Day Adventures on Delmarva

Your adventures on the Delmarva Peninsula are about to get a lot more fun and interesting. The first Secrets of the Eastern Shore guidebook is now available—it’s called Eastern Shore Road Trips: 27 One-Day Adventures on Delmarva. Much more than a travel guide, Eastern Shore Road Trips is full of tales from days gone by and insights into the character and culture of the storied Delmarva…
J.M. Clayton's in the Snow, Eastern Shore of Maryland

Christmas in July

It's hot out there, so why not order Christmas cards? In honor of our heat wave, I have decided to throw in a free gift on any order of 10 or more Christmas cards. The cards cost $4 apiece, but they are only $3 apiece when you get a box of 10 and $2.50 apiece when you get a box of 20. Here they are: Click the image…
Eastern Shore Secrets: Opening Day for the Chesapeake Bay Bridge on the Eastern Shore of Maryland

The Eastern Shore Secrets that Everyone Loved in 2015

  When I launched the Secrets of the Eastern Shore website in spring of 2015, it was with fingers crossed and uncertain expectations. I never in a gazillion years imaged that more than 100,000 people would visit before the year was out. Here are the half dozen stories that drew the biggest and most viral audiences along the way--the Most Popular Eastern Shore Secrets of 2015, if you will…
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Wintry Mix 2016: A Secrets Collection of Sweet & Snowy Scenes on the Shore

  Welcome to the Winter Wonderland, Eastern Shore style! As fans of the Secrets Facebook page already know, we are building up a fantabulous inventory of Sweet Scenes for every season on the Delmarva peninsula. Welcome to the Wintry Mix, 2016. This little collection is still under construction, and new formats and images may be coming aboard in the weeks ahead. But in the meantime, all Wintry Mix shots…
Valentines Collection of Greeting Cards from Secrets of the Eastern Shore

The Valentines Collection: Sweet Shore-Themed Cards From Secrets of the Eastern Shore

  Welcome to the Valentines Collection! This is the place to come for a sweet mix of cards that will fit your Valentine's Day needs, from sweetheart and spouse to grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. Five cards are in the 2016 collection. (1) The Baby Ducks Greeting Card is sure to evoke a sweet sigh from everyone. It features an image by Jill Jasuta Photography that ranks…

Delmarva/Eastern Shore Christmas Gift Ideas 2015

  There is no rhyme or reason or rules about my list here. It's just folks I know and folks I like who are here on the Shore and in Southern Delaware and who do what I consider first-rate work. If you know folks who fall into that category, give them a plug in the comments! • The great photographer Dave Harp is partnering again with writer Tom…