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Without further ado, I present to you the 15 most popular stories on this website during 2021, as measured by the number of page views each got during the year.

15: Love Point on Kent Island: A Valentine’s Memory from Days Gone By
Here’s the link.

14: The Fall of an “Ancient Warrior:” The Cape Henlopen Lighthouse Collapses, 1926
Here’s the link.

13: The St. Michaels Seafood Packing Plant that Helped Blue Crabs Rise to a Whole New Level in the Early 1900s
Here’s the link.

12.: The Story Behind the Magical Old Carousel in Ocean City
Here’s the link.

11: The Day the Eastern Shore Ruled the Super Bowl
Here’s the link.

10: Somerset Journey: The Steak Knife Was Invented in Crisfield, and That Story Begins on Marumsco Creek
Here’s the link.

9: What Might Have Been: Chesapeake Bay Bridge Plans That Never Panned Out
Here’s the link.

8: The Ghost Ships of Kiptopeke
Here’s the link.

7: Traveling to Bethany Beach in its Early Days Was a Long, Bumpy, and Stinky Nightmare
Here’s the link.

Harriet Tubman Funeral March 19136: Six Bridges Over Troubled Water: A Dreadful Day in Chincoteague, 1922
Here’s the link.

5: The True Tale of Misty, Stormy, and Maybe the Worst Nor’easter of Them All
Here’s the link.

4: Why Is the Town Played by Berlin in “Runaway Bride” Called Hale?
Here’s the link.

3: How a Big Hurricane on Aug. 22, 1933 Created the Ocean City We Know Today
Here’s the link.

2: “Now I’m Almost Home!” The Death and Funeral of Harriet Tubman, 1913 (pictured)
Here’s the link.

1: Murder in Chincoteague, 1885: The Sensational Crime of a Lovesick Man Who Lost His Grip
Here’s the link.

NOTE #1: There is one surprising oddity here. The #1 story is a tale I completely and totally forgot about. I didn’t promote it once during this past year. I didn’t mention it once in public over the last year. I don’t know who did my job for me by sharing it and promoting it, but whoever it was, they did a fabulous job!

NOTE #2: Thank you for spending some time with these stories! If you are interested in more along these lines, sign up for the Month of Fundays newsletter, which includes links to my latest stories and Jill Jasuta’s latest photos, plus links to the best fun events and happenings coming up on the Delmarva Peninsula. Sign-up links are at the bottom left of most every page on this site. Thanks, too, for supporting Secrets of the Eastern Shore by checking out the greeting cards, photo prints, and other items available in the Shore Store.

–Posted by Jim Duffy for Whimbrel Creations/Secrets of the Eastern Shore on Dec. 29, 2021.

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