Eldon Kirkpatrick with his new Fire 7

THE HOMICides OF MARCH WINNER! Dan R. of Jamestown, South Carolina Dan; Just think, you now get to open a package coming in the mail – but first, if you are doing it like me and everyone else you will …

WINNERS CIRCLE – Happy Kindle Paperwhite & Fire winners – Read more »

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A perfect day for whale watching on the Pacific from the Zaandam aft deck. THE PRIVATEER CLAUSE photo

ZAANDAM – Voyage of the Damned – turned away from several ports has 200 sick and 4 in ship’s morgue FROM HOLLAND-AMERICA LINE: March 29, 2020, 9:38 PM PDT — Holland America Line can confirm that it was granted approval by the …

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By Ken Rossignol’ An oft-quoted phrase to describe changing views on political concerns is this: “If you’re not a liberal at 20, you have no heart. If you’re not a conservative at 40, you have no brain.” While the quote …

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President Theodore Roosevelt boarding the Manhattan from a Holland America ship

The decision to buy the unfinished Panama Canal from the French put into motion international intrigue, political shenanigans and accusations, bribery and corruption – much of it portrayed here in the editorial cartoons of the era. Enjoy this short book …

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This photo of a bumboat's last days was taken in Nomini Creek in Virginia. THE CHESAPEAKE TODAY photo. Copyright 2019.

Welcome aboard the third volume of THE CHESAPEAKE – This book, THE CHESAPEAKE: Oyster Buyboats, Ships & Steamed Crabs, spans the decades of the lives of our writers and the times of the Chesapeake Tidewater region from 1900 to the present time.

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