The Fourth of July Paperwhite winner is… Alfreda M. of Bristol, Tennessee! Hello Ken,I am so excited, I have been trying to get another one for my husband.Alfreda The winner of your drawing is… The New Winner of a Fire …

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Old Choptank River bridge retained as the Bill Burton Fishing Pier

SPAN WOULD BRIDGE THE CHESAPEAKE Maryland Governor Emerson Harrington appointed a study committee in 1918, as shown in the article below from a Snow Hill, Maryland newspaper – the DEMOCRAT MESSENGER. The ferry above transited the Chesapeake Bay until 1952 …

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

FROM CREWCENTER.COM Dear Friends, with deep sorrow we would like to inform you that a fellow crew member who tested positive for the novel coronavirus has passed away. Our hearts are saddened of the passing of the Costa Favolosa security …

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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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