From The Pen of the Captain's Kid: Vietnam Part II About a decade after that lifeguard reunion, I attended my 50th high school reunion in St. Louis.Â I looked forward to seeing fellow students after five decades during which our lives had taken us in different directions and to distant locales.Â Many from my 1962 Principia high school class (the same prep-school where Captain Craig taught...
A Uncommon Vantage Point from a Retired Ocean City Beach Patroller
Robert M. Craig’s “From the Pen of the Captain’s Kid” will give OceanCity.com’s readers a window into decades of Ocean City life. Mr. Craig’s column will amuse, intrigue, insight, or move the viewer. Don’t miss his unique perspective on Ocean City, Maryland.
Love to read about Robert’s stories and views on:
- Ocean City Beach Patrol
- Ocean City Today
- Ocean City History
- Ocean City Architecture
- Life Experiences in Ocean City
- His History in the Navy
- Growing up Through the Decades in Ocean City
- His Summers in Ocean City
- Being a Vietnam Veteran in Ocean City
- Restaurants, Hotels, and Characters that Left Their Mark on Ocean City
- Companies Gone and Still Prospering in Ocean City
Robert has authored:
- Maryland’s Ocean City Beach Patrol
- Savings Lives: A History of the Ocean City Beach Patrol
- Red Rivers in a Yellow Field
- The Architecture of Francis Palmer Smith: Atlanta’s Scholar-Architect
- Bernard Maybeck at Principia College
- Atlanta Architecture: Art Deco to Modern Classic 1929-1959
To buy Robert M. Craig’s Books by clicking here.
Robert M. Craig is a contributor to OceanCity.com. Any opinions and views of Mr. Craig belong solely to Mr. Craig. Mr. Craig’s opinions to do not represent OceanCity.com.
Latest Articles (More)
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 the Shore Drive-In; none of them has survived.Â The Shore-Drive-In, which opened in 1954 and was located about 3 miles west of Ocean City along Route 50 , has now returned to forest. Â Since the drive-in closed in 1976, the site has...
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 patrol mentor, and I witnessed one of the most memorable and powerful tributes to my father, Captain Robert S. Craig, that I had ever heard.Â It was a statement both pithy and awesome stated by a Vietnam veteran at a lifeguard...
From the Pen of the Captain’s Kid: The Coppertone Girl was a future OCBP lifeguard “How did you get that great tan?”Â the girl in a bikini asked, looking up at the Ocean City lifeguard. “Why, Coppertone, of course.” he replied from his lifeguard stand, sometimes holding up a bottle like a television barker. “We get it from the Captain.” The direct connection, during the...
Two National Register listings and the Case for more, and for local protective ordinances St. Paul’s by the Sea Protestant Episcopal Church, 1900-01, 301 Baltimore Avenue. Photo by Robert M. Craig. From the Pen of the Captain's Kid... One of my favorite quotes concerning the significance of good architecture and art in the life of a community is an observation by John Ruskin, the 19th...