Bay Walls of Fame – From Surfing Crabs to Prosthetic Limbs

When I started visiting crab decks, I’d scan dining rooms to get a feel for the general atmosphere. Then I’d get wrapped up in the menu, the seafood piled on my plate and maybe the TV screen if a decent ballgame was on. Crowd watching was often a hoot, because you never know what quirky […]

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The Day the Bay Went Dry

~ How Chesapeake Bootleggers Helped Quench the Nation’s Thirst Beer riots in Baltimore … federal agents attacked with bricks and a jar of mayonnaise … bottles of moonshine stashed at the bottom of oyster bushels … These are just a few snapshots of the mayhem that ensued on the Chesapeake Bay during Prohibition.   On […]

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Tales of Piracy on the Chesapeake Bay

There’s a bit of pirate in everyone – a love of the water, a sense of adventure, and a wink of defiance about following rules. Maybe that’s why we’re drawn to stories about the swashbucklers who roamed the seas.   Movies and folklore tend to focus on pirates of the Caribbean, so most people don’t […]

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