100 years agoThe board of visitors to the Naval Academy...


September 21, 1997|By Robert M. Pennington from the archives of the Ann Arrundell County Historical Society.

100 years ago

The board of visitors to the Naval Academy has recommended to Congress that the age for entrance be raised from 15 to 18 years, that the four-year curriculum be alike for all and that the term "cadet" be discontinued for the time-honored "midshipman." -- The Sun, Sept. 13, 1897.

Oyster Inspector George W. Letournan is having trouble collecting fees in Annapolis for oysters bound for Baltimore. The 10 cents per hundred bushel fee, if collected in Annapolis, cannot be collected again in Baltimore. -- The Sun, Sept. 17, 1897.

There is renewed talk of constructing an electric railway between Baltimore and Annapolis growing out of complaints about freight rates since the steam railroad consolidation. -- The Sun, Sept. 14, 1897.

Pub Date: 9/21/97

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