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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 a memorable moment in Hoopers Island history–the day in 1980 when legendary local character Tom Flowers (aka “The Old Honker”) delivered what may be the greatest ribbon-cutting invocation in the history of the world.

You can watch the segment here:

Hoopers Island Appearance on Good Day Delmarva

You can read a more detailed story about this incident here:

Quote of the Day: A Monument to Man’s Stupidity at the Hoopers Island Bridge

And here is where you can learn more about the book in which I tell this story:

Eastern Shore Road Trips 2: 26 MORE One-Day Adventures on Delmarva

–posted by Jim Duffy on July 3, 2019

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