Thursday, June 29, 2017

Civic Center Fire Was 40 Years Ago

        (Photo from Salisbury Independent)

The original Wicomico Youth And Civic Center in Salisbury was destroyed by fire on June 25, 1977.

See article..

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

"Katherine" Is Visiting

(The Virginian-Pilot)

If you are out drum fishing off Oyster, keep an eye out for Katherine.

The great white shark sent a satellite ping Sunday afternoon from a location about 10 miles off Cobb Island, one of the Eastern Shore barrier islands just east of the town of Oyster.
Katherine is one of the many sharks caught and tagged by Ocearch, a shark research organization.
Katherine last came to the surface of the Atlantic Ocean about 80 miles off Virginia Beach several weeks ago.
When she was tagged off Cape Cod four years ago, Katherine was 14 feet, 2 inches long and weighed 2,300 pounds.
Much bigger these days, she would be recognized by the large satellite tag mounted to her dorsal fin.
You can keep up with Katherine and all the other sharks at
(2013 photo of "Katherine" off of Cape Cod)

Monday, June 26, 2017


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Sunday, June 25, 2017

TIME MACHINE: Circa 1938, 1989, 1983, 1928.

Our Little Corner In Space And Time   

(Reader-friendly viewing of news archives/historical archives material)

Before coming to Pocomoke City in the late 1930's, serving as a hotel for about eleven years, the sidewheeler Governor Emerson C. Harrington was used on the Clairborne-Annapolis ferry run from 1919 to 1937.


Built in 1901. 201-foot. sidewheeler. Originally named the Thomas Patten and in service in New York Harbor.

Capacity: 42 vehicles. 1000 passengers.

Bought in 1919, renamed the Gov. Emerson C. Harrington and placed in service on 19 Jun 1919, under Capt. Thomas Mann.

Sold in 1938 to C. K. Duncan, who brought the vessel to Pocomoke City, Maryland, and made it into a floating restaurant, nightclub and hotel. In 1949, the superstructure was stripped off and her furnishings purchased by the VFW for their new post home. The vessel was brought to a Baltimore scrap yard.

April, 1989

The New Journal (Wilmington)

June, 1983

The Salisbury Times

July, 1928

The Evening Journal (Wilmington)

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