A Tale of Two Lighthouses
After a visit to the Drum Point lighthouse at the Calvert Marine Museum, Wendy Mitman Clarke
heads to nearby Cove Point light, where she spends a foggy night at the keeper’s house, now a vacation rental home. She comes away with a good sense what life was like for a keeper of the light.
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The Hole at the Bottom of the Bay
Earthquakes, mile-high tsunamis, a 30-mile high ash cloud . . . sounds like a scene out of a sci-fi movie. But that’s what happened 35 million years ago—though nobody had a clue until geologists started digging under the Eastern Shore a few decades ago. What they found, a buried 56-mile wide impact crater, has gotten the attention of scientists all over the world. By Marty LeGrand.
Remembering the Cuyahoga, Part 1
In part one of his two-part article, Michael Fincham recounts the last cruise of the USCGC
Cuyahoga. In October of 1978, with 16 Coast Guard trainees aboard, the aging cutter collided with a coal carrier and sank at the mouth of the Potomac River, claiming 11 lives. Still memorialized once a year in Yorktown, Va., the accident led to system-wide changes in the Coast Guard.