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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…
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QUOTE OF THE DAY, 1907: Those Newfangled Skipjacks “Are as Cheap as Anything in the Form of a Boat Could Be.”

    Back in 1907, the Baltimore Sun published an essay lamenting the disappearance of an old sailing vessel called the pungy from the Chesapeake Bay sailing fleet. The business of oystering was in transition in those years, and the pungy was a bad fit for the new way of doing things. With the infamous Oyster Wars well under way, watermen were looking for vessels…
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QUOTE OF THE DAY: A ‘Monument to Man’s Stupidity’ at the Hooper’s Island Bridge

    The story of how the modern Hoopers Island Bridge came into existence is a thoroughly modern tale of politics and bureaucracy. Before 1980, the crossing from Upper Hoopers to Middle Hoopers was a one-lane affair on a low wooden bridge with a draw in the middle and an itty-bitty pull off area so that vehicles coming in opposite directions could pass each other.…