Tag Archives: Potomac River

Fairfax Police Beat / Cops say this guy rolled out over $200 in groceries from Safeway

SPRINGFIELD, VA. — Fairfax County Police say they are looking for a shoplifter. It may be that the bridges over the Potomac River make the area more accessible for thieves who wish to do their shoplifting in Virginia.

Pirate Poachers of the Bay: Kevin Tarleton’s Pirate Crew Busted Again for Poaching

Kevin Steven Tarleton Sr., 45, Steven Kevin Tarleton, 21, and Kevin Steven Tarleton Jr., 22, received citations for using illegal harvesting equipment in Broad Creek, a tributary of the Choptank River. Officers observed them on Feb. 27 using a hand scrape in an area designated for hand tonging. The maximum penalty is a $1,000 fine and/or one year in jail.

Chinese Pirate Poacher Caught 2nd time in week; Crisfield commercial waterman Ryan Brittingham busted for poaching in oyster sanctuary

Chinese Pirate Poacher Caught 2nd time in week; Crisfield commercial waterman Ryan Brittingham busted for poaching in oyster sanctuary – Ryan Christopher Brittingham, 25, of Crisfield, was charged with illegally harvesting wild oysters in an oyster sanctuary after officers conducting surveillance watched four vessels enter the protected area and remove 36 ½ bushels of oysters. The oysters were seized and returned to the sanctuary.

Our Shore by Fred McCoy

Chapter 8 of The Chesapeake Tales & Scales – Our Shore by Fred McCoy – Join us as we visit the pages of The Chesapeake for action, fun and adventure in The Chesapeake region. Murder, Mayhem and Mystery along with blues, rockfish and Serendipity Seranades to convince fish to jump onto the hook.
From Jack Rue, Fred McCoy and Pepper Langley come great stories about the Twentieth Century in Southern Maryland, from the Potomac to the Patuxent. Learn about the early days of the Patuxent River Naval Air Station and the boomtown of Lexington Park, called the Walled City. From Lou Clements to Steven Gore Uhler, our collection of short stories is sure to keep you entertained. Cap’n Larry Jarboe’s expertise in fish stories knows no equal!

Chesapeake 1850

Ken Rossignol’s new series is off to a great start with Chesapeake 1850, the tale of Ethan Douglas from his days as a 10 year old cabin boy on his grandfather’s Chesapeake Bay steamship before the Civil War, through his rise to become a wealthy ship owner. The young boy witnesses everything from a hanging to hurricanes, to bloody Oyster Wars, and meets the love of his life and later marries her. The author does an excellent job of bringing history to life in an entertaining and captivating way that keeps you reading from start to finish.” — New York Times best-selling author Nick Russell

Visit an Osprey Nest – Live Osprey Cam

The pair of ospreys residing in Prospect Bay returned on March 20, 2014. To their surprise they had a new platform to claim as home for a few months. The old platform “bit the ice” this past winter, and a new platform was put up closer to shore.

Point Lookout Hotel was once a lovely old lady sitting on the beach at the Chesapeake Bay

I first visited the hotel sometime around 1937-38, and thought She was grand with Her wide double staircase leading to the upstairs from the great oaken-curved desk. The picture of Point Lookout Hotel that was carried in the November issue of The Chesapeake brought back poignant memories that I have really tried to put out of my mind. The last time I visited the Hotel, She reminded me of a skull looking with sightless eyes across the waters of the Bay. I say ‘She,’ because to me She was once a lovely old lady sitting there beside the beach smiling at the sea gulls and fishermen as they passed in their boats.