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Tag Archives: Point Lookout

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

Now that winter is over, are you ready for spring fishing?

By Steve and Chelly Scala As we muddle through one of the toughest winters in recent years, anglers can keep their spirits up by giving their fishing tackle the work…

Letter from St. Gabriel’s Manor: Steamboat Days

One evening about five pm in August, we boarded our steamer at the 7th street wharf in Washington.

Letter From Point Lookout Hotel: fried hard crabs

If (and I hope you will) you are going to try fried hard crabs put a little old bay seasoning in the corn meal griddle cake mix (to taste) But not the ones you cook for breakfast.

Letter from Point Lookout Hotel

Point Lookout was the site of a Union Army hospital and prisoner of war camp during the civil war where more than 3,000 Confederate prisoners died. Dubbed the Andersonville of the North, the camp kept prisoners in tents, many without blankets and medical care as harsh winter storms ravaged the point. A monument to the dead is located nearby.

Top Three Finest Fishing Piers in May

By Cap’n Larry Jarboe THE CHESAPEAKE  A few years ago, the “Hooked on Fishing” youth program hosted an all day fishing derby at the Point Lookout State Fishing Pier in…