Mary T. McCarthy has spent years sifting through the shoreline of Chesapeake Bay to prepare for the debut of her brand-new museum, The Beachcombing Center
Written by Katie Riley
Photography by Jay Fleming
It is still dark most mornings when Mary T. McCarthy sets out in her kayak, paddling toward a nearby beach, accessible only by boat.
Internationally renowned sharpshooter
Annie Oakley once called Cambridge home
Written by Joe Willey
Some people leave the shores of the Delmarva Peninsula to make a name for themselves. Some come famous and look to the Shore to provide a relaxed charm that the stresses of fame cannot offer. One of Cambridge’s most renowned citizens who longed for rest was a person whose name is woven into the fabric of the legends of the rough and tumble American West — Annie Oakley.
Cambridge’s Richardson Maritime Museum Honors The Shore’s Watermen
Take a deep dive into the sometimes mysterious and always fascinating world of the Eastern Shore watermen at the Richardson Maritime Museum in Cambridge. As part of its Historical Collection, this compelling world is both explored and recreated from multiple perspectives. In the room devoted to the watermen’s equipment and gear,
“Oystering On The Chesapeake” Celebrates The Rich History Of Oystering On Its Waters
Step onboard an oyster-harvesting skipjack, the E.C. Collier, and enter the world of the working watermen of the Chesapeake Bay. Eavesdrop on the captain and crew as the captain shouts orders; the crew brings in the dredge, sorts the oysters and talks about the captain behind his back — all at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St Michaels..