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On WBOC-TV, Secrets of the Eastern Shore Tells the Tale of ‘A Monument to Man’s Stupidity’ on Hoopers Island

One of the trips in the new Secrets book, Eastern Shore Road Trips 2: 26 More One-Day Adventures on Delmarva, is a journey through the remote backroads of Dorchester County, Md., with visits to a pair of historic islands, Hoopers and Taylors. Jim Duffy, the author of all the Secrets of the Eastern Shore books, recently went on WBOC-TV's Good Day Delmarva to talk about…
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…
St Marys Star of the Sea Chapel in Golden Hill, Maryland
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How This Little Backroads Chapel Evokes the Stories in Michener’s Famous Novel

Sweet scenes abound on the long ride out to Hoopers Island. The landscape of remote south Dorchester County—an area that the locals call “Down Below”—is a glorious run of marshlands, rivers, and farm fields. Along the way you will find a pair of churches in Golden Hill, Maryland that go by the name St. Mary Star of the Sea. They are hiding along a bend…