Category Archives: Land of Pleasant Living

Cap’n Larry Jarboe: The Boat That Does It All

I promoted our business with the phrase “If you can swim, you can snorkel.” Twice a day, we hauled up to 61 passengers a trip on a wooden Harkers Island-built boat to witness the amazing coral reefs and tropical fish that are found right here in the United States.

Letter from High Chimneys: Bars going broke, Rue stops drinking

Three of us left Detroit, October 1941. All the mothers and sisters were crying. I guess the old man was glad to get rid of us and the tuition. My Dad was sending money for my dog that was going to the University of Michigan with me taking a speech course. Dad came out to see our expensive educated dog. I said I shot him as he kept telling about the affair you were having with our maid. Dad replied, “are you sure the S.O.B. is dead?”

Crabber Dan with 20 years of experience looks at blue crabs and poachers from a waterman’s view

Crabber Dan with 20 years of experience looks at blue crabs and poachers from a waterman’s view – For the serious crab eaters, Bay Country sells crab openers and a number of serious crab cookers and steamers – and depending on the time of the week and the bounty of the bay – also sells crabs as well.

D-Day Veteran Gives First Person Account of Landings on Omaha Beach

Rastus “Smokey” Holcomb served on the USS Arkansas and participated in 13 convoys across the North Atlantic, several invasions in the European theater but the biggest military action of all time was the invasion of Normandy on D-Day, June 6, 1944.
The retired Navy veteran who joined the service in 1934 at the height of the depression also got married that year. But it was his service on the Arkansas on D-Day that will never leave his memory.