Wooden boatbuilding alive and well in Md.

ST. MICHAELS — Enter the working shipyard at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michael’s, Md. and you will discover a community of shipwrights and apprentices of different generations working together through a shared appreciation for craftsmanship, resourcefulness and the smell of freshly planed wood. It is a rare sight to see in this […]

Pollitt Bible: Rich in African-American family history

SALISBURY — The Pollitt Family Bible is a gift that keeps on giving for researching the past and engaging with 18th century Black history on Delmarva. One page, recorded next to the beginning of the New Testament, documents the names and birthdays of the children of Titus Pollitt, a statement from the Edward H. Nabb […]

Moore says Dr. King’s mantra still relevant

DOVER — The current conversation around racial injustice for African Americans in the United States is nothing new to the Rev. Dr. John Moore, who has kept Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy and message alive through 30 years of portraying the civil rights leader. The Rev. Moore’s tributes to Dr. King and his legacy […]

Hambrooks Light is almost gone

CAMBRIDGE — It may be the maritime community’s equivalent of the once beloved Wye Oak, a 400-year-old-plus landmark that had been around so long, until it fell in a windstorm in June 2002, people just expected it to always be there. Time, too, is running out for the Hambrooks Bar Light, or lighthouse as some […]

Time indoors can be spent on family history

CAMBRIDGE — In unusual times, people sometimes make new choices — like how to spend their time. As long as schedules, both professional and personal, are mixed up, this could be an opportunity to try some new activities.One is genealogy, the study of a family’s history. An advantage in Maryland is the area’s recorded history, […]

Congratulations to Mr. Stevens on his 100th birthday!

CAMBRIDGE — This coming Saturday, Herman Jackson Stevens will turn 100 years old. Well known in this area as a civic and community leader he was also the owner of The Daily Banner. On Saturday friends and family are invited to drive by his home at 21 Algonquin Road to wave, shout or blow their […]

What happened to the Becky Phipps cannon?

TAYLORS ISLAND — Ever wonder how the Becky Phipps cannon was damaged? It was regularly fired by islanders for almost 100 years in celebration of important events. One night more than a century ago, the cannon blew up during a celebratory firing. Here is a news article from the Baltimore Sun dated Nov. 14, 1912 […]

Remembering Dorchester, March 18, 2020

From the pages of the Banner 25 years ago The proposed ferry to run from Taylors Island to the western shore and back has been put on hold. The owner of the landing site on the western shore has terminated negotiations with Bayway Ferry. The owner of Bayway, Paul Tobin, confirmed the end of negotiations […]

Young Ambassadors meet African envoys

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A group of young people and their chaperons reached out to African leaders — and those leaders welcomed them with warmth and understanding during a visit to their nations’ embassies on Feb. 25. The trip was hosted by the Constituency for Africa (CFA), and its CEO/President Melvin Foote. The delegation from Cambridge, […]

Remembering Dorchester, Feb. 26, 2020

From the pages of the Banner 25 years ago Rescue Fire Co. unveiled its new 100-foot tower ladder truck on Sunday. The new vehicle, designed by a committee appointed int he fall of 1993, went through approval by the City of Cambridge and the bid process and was delivered Nov. 1, 1994. Shorter than the […]