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  • War of 1812: Gunboats attack off Newport News Point

    Two centuries after prowling into Hampton Roads, the size and power of the British fleet sent to punish the Chesapeake Bay region during the War of 1812 can be hard to imagine. Just one of the Royal Navy's massive ships of the line boasted 74 guns,...
  • Civil War: Gettysburg's second front

     Civil War: Gettysburg's second front
    Soon after Gen. Robert E. Lee and the Army of Northern Virginia started marching from Fredericksburg toward the fateful July 1-3, 1863, Battle of Gettysburg, the telegraph line to Fort Monroe starting humming. "Lee's Army is in motion toward the...
  • Naval Academy Museum to close Mondays for furloughs

    Naval Academy Museum to close Mondays for furloughs
    The Naval Academy Museum is now a casualty of Defense Department furloughs. The museum in Preble Hall, normally a seven-day operation, will be closed on Mondays through Sept. 29, an academy spokeswoman said Friday. It will remain open Tuesday through...
  • Cecil bingo club raises $10,000 for Ronald McDonald House [Port Deposit]

    On Monday, July 8, a group of 15 seniors from Conowingo, Rising Sun and Port Deposit traveled to Baltimore to visit the Ronald McDonald House on Lexington Street. The group, formed in 2006, meets every Monday morning – rain or shine – at the...
  • HdG ready for Independence Day celebration July 6

    Happy Independence Day, dear readers! Flags, banners and bunting throughout Havre de Grace shout red, white and blue as we prepare for our nation's birthday and our Independence Day. The Havre de Grace carnival will operate in Tydings Park July 2 to 6....
  • Port Deposit celebrates 200 years of varied history [Editorial]

    Situated at a geographic nexus, Port Deposit has seen its fortunes rise and fall and rise again over its 200 years as a town, largely thanks to its location. Like many river towns along the Susquehanna, it was established to deal with waterborne transit...
  • Story, science, and adventure

    Story, science, and adventure
    Science reporter Abby Olena was writing about researchers hunting microplastics in Lake Michigan. The Tribune photo desk separately sought to photograph a flotilla of tall ships inbound for Chicago. As it happened, a group of collaborating scientists...
  • Navy families reunite at Plebe Parents' weekend

    Juan Magallon enlisted in the U.S. Navy while still in his home country, the Philippines, and served 20 years, taking part in such battles as Operation Desert Storm. Now a U.S. citizen, the Tucson, Ariz., resident said he frequently spoke to his son,...
  • Hundreds lend a hand to sew Star-Spangled Banner replica

    Hundreds lend a hand to sew Star-Spangled Banner replica
    On most days, Tony Wheeler of Arnold is a guide for a company that offers historic tours in Maryland. But on Sunday, Wheeler became part of history himself. Wheeler, wearing a top hat and early 19th-century attire, joined hundreds of volunteers at the...
  • Jonathon Scott Fuqua perseveres as prolific (dyslexic) author, gifted (colorblind) illustrator

    Jonathon Scott Fuqua perseveres as prolific (dyslexic) author, gifted (colorblind) illustrator
    When Jonathon Scott Fuqua was 13 years old, he and his older brother put on their swimming trunks and went surfing during a Florida hurricane. The wind bent the palm trees rimming the Gulf of Mexico nearly double, like boomerangs. The teens were...
  • 'Team Baltimore' returning to Grand Prix weekend again this year

    'Team Baltimore' returning to Grand Prix weekend again this year
    Ever since racing returned to their hometown in 2011 with the then-Baltimore Grand Prix, longtime friends Marc Bunting and Kieffer Rittenhouse have tried to combine their love for the sport with their love for the city. Despite a more competitive...