A Brief History of Ocean City Maryland
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A Brief History of Ocean City Maryland

Starting at the Beginning of Ocean City’s History Most visitors must cross a bridge to get into Ocean City, either the Route 50 bridge at the southern end…

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Anchors Away!
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Anchors Away!

The anchor at the Ocean City Life Saving Station Museum weighs 2.5 tons and is thought to be the largest anchor on the East Coast. It’s a great…

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Rainy Day Matinees
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Rainy Day Matinees

From the Pen of the Captain’s Kid: Rainy Day Matinees The movie theatres in Ocean City that I remember as a kid were three: the Capitol, Showell’s, and…

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Vietnam: An account of two reunions
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Vietnam: An account of two reunions

From the Pen of the Captian’s Kid: Vietnam Part I “You got me through Vietnam,” the former lifeguard remarked soberly as he looked over at his former beach…

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Ocean City and the National Register of Historic Places Part I
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Ocean City and the National Register of Historic Places Part I

Two National Register listings and the Case for more, and for local protective ordinances From the Pen of the Captain’s Kid... One of my favorite quotes concerning the…

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Recollections of a Newsie in Ocean City
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Recollections of a Newsie in Ocean City

Episode 2 “From the Pen of the Captain’s Kid” During the summer of 1952 I entered the entrepreneurial world of a resort town that must make its annual…

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This Week in OC: Endless Summer Cruisin’ is Packed FULL!
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This Week in OC: Endless Summer Cruisin’ is Packed FULL!

Endless Summer Cruisin’ Many waited for this special week in Ocean City since last year, & we can see why! Endless Summer Cruisin’ PACKS the the town with…

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Earl Shores’ “Playland” paints a vivid portrait of Ocean City in the 20th century
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Earl Shores’ “Playland” paints a vivid portrait of Ocean City in the 20th century

“When I saw the empty lot, I knew I had to write the book.” Author Earl Shores recalled a moment in 2014 when he was driving down Dorchester…

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Life-Saving Station Museum Offers Free Live Performance on Ocean City History
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Life-Saving Station Museum Offers Free Live Performance on Ocean City History

The Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum has teamed up with local acting group The Ocean Pines Players to produce a FREE live performance called Petticoat Regime. This 30-minute…

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Saying goodbye to century-old landmark “Taylor House”
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Saying goodbye to century-old landmark “Taylor House”

The demolition process has begun for the landmark building that’s sat on the corner of Talbot Street and Baltimore Avenue in Ocean City for 113 years.  The building…

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