Osprey condos provide a great view of the Potomac River.Continue Reading
One whack job shuts down Washington beltway: Witnesses tell police he made mention of having a bomb inside his vehicle as he approached the edge of the bridge.Continue Reading
At approximately 6:30 a.m., the MH-60 Jayhawk crew located the vessel overturned southeast of White Point Beach with one person on top of the hull. The boater was transferred to MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital. His condition is unknown.Continue Reading
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.Continue Reading
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.Continue Reading
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.Continue Reading
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!
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 RussellContinue Reading
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.Continue Reading
Big cats, bow fishing and breezing past islands all part of The Chesapeake Today, the H S. Columbia heads up the Chesapeake Bay to port in Baltimore.Continue Reading