When’s Low Tide?

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. 

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Legendary Discoveries

TIM MARSHALL’S PASSIONATE QUEST
TO REVEAL THE SECRETS OF SMITH ISLAND’S ANCIENT PAST CONTINUES
Written by Joe Willey
Photography by Jay Fleming
The Chesapeake Bay has a long history. Just walking along its shores and marshes can bring you in contact with pieces of the past. Though the region is replete with shoreline, some spots are more vibrantly flooded with memories.

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Annie Get Your Gun — And Relax

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.

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Engineering Success

Craig Thomas Turned His Hobby Into The Largest Train Store In Southern Delaware
“Every day is like Christmas” at SeaSide Hobbies on Daisey Street in Ocean View, according to its owner, Craig Thomas — yet it’s Thanksgiving Day he looks forward to most each year. This was the day when Craig and his father shared their fondest hobby together: assembling and running a fully functioning train set that spanned nearly half their living room.

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