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Donald Shomette, The Haunting Mallows Bay, Graveyard of Wooden Ships

November 01, 2019 5pm

On April 2, 1917, President Woodrow Wilson issued a national call to arms against Imperial Germany. What followed in the United States was a frenzied effort to build hundreds of merchant ships to replace those being destroyed in Germany’s campaign of unrestricted submarine warfare. The newly created U.S. Shipping Board Emergency Fleet Corporation embarked on a course that, in the span of a few pivotal years in American history, came to exhibit mankind’s genius, ignorance, avarice, drive–and folly–for the largest portion of that fleet came to rest on the muddy floor of Mallows Bay. Donald G. Shomette recounts fascinating tales of the wonders that lie beneath the bay. An accomplished underwater archaeologist, Shomette describes the cutting-edge technology used in ship excavations, the underwater hunts for the earliest English colony in Maryland, and stories of the great fleet that now rests in eternal slumber beneath the waters of Mallows Bay.


Wassail Party

December 06, 2019 5pm

Join us for our annual Wassail Party.

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Chronological History of Chestertown, Maryland 1900-1993


Chronological History of Chestertown, Maryland 1900-1993.  Presented year by year, this book includes abstracts from the minutes of the Chestertown Mayor and Council meetings and local newspapers and makes for a fast and fun read about the life and times in Chestertown during this period.   It also includes hundreds of photographs of local sites and people, together with a voluminous index of events and people.  All in all, the book is a great resource for who was doing what and what was happening in Chestertown.  Edited by local resident and business owner Patricia Joan O. Horsey and Carrie E. Schreiber and compiled by the Chestertown Heritage Association History Committee.  $15.00, plus $5.00 bookrate shipping.