In Southern Anne Arundel County, the lost town of Herrington will stay lost to most of us. On private lands, the Lost Towns Archeology Project has dug up evidence from the 1660s, proving Herrington the oldest town in Anne Arundel County. Years of excavating on the site turned up Italian pottery from the era, as well as brown terracotta pipes and evidence of original structures. You can learn about Herrington through signs and exhibits at the village of restored buildings at Herrington Harbour Marina North, but mums the word about this lost towns exact location
The captain of the 53-foot pleasure vessel that rammed Deale-based charterboart Jil Carrie in the Choptank River on July 7 was accused last week of six violations of Maryland maritime laws and regulations. Documents in Easton District Court accused Keith Price, of Pennsylvania, with negligence and unsafe boat handling. Two D.C. clients of charter Capt. Jim Brincefield were injured when the Jil Carrie was hit by Prices boat, Price Pirate, which was proceeding on automatic pilot
In Washington, Song of the Whale, a specially modified sailing vessel, is docked this week at Gangplank Marina at Sixth and Water streets at the riverfront. The $2 million British-built Oyster 46 ketch, billed as the quietest boat in the world, travels the world listening to ocean sounds and identifying whales and other creatures by the sounds they make
Our Creature Feature comes from Arkansas, where folks were downright giddy in April at rediscovery of the ivory-billed woodpecker, a large, showy and distinctive bird thought since the early 20th century to be extinct. Now, the National Wildlife Federation is leading the charge to block an Army Corps of Engineers water project that they say could threaten the rare woodpeckers. The corps Grand Prairie Irrigation Project, already underway, aims to pump vast amounts of water from the White River to irrigate a few dozen rice farms who have all but pumped dry their aquifer.