Tilghman Island DayVisit Tilghman Island and pay tribute...

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October 14, 1999|By Tom LoBianco

Tilghman Island Day

Visit Tilghman Island and pay tribute to the Chesapeake Bay and learn about the life of a waterman -- from sailing skipjacks to clamming, oystering, crabbing and fishing. Be there for an opportunity to board the last commercial sailing vessels in North America and the largest fleet of skipjacks on the bay. There will be plenty of waterman's games, a skipjack race, workboat race and boat-docking contest. Live music will be provided by Bird Dog and the Road Kings. Seafood will be in abundance as vendors lay out a cornucopia of oysters, crabs, crab cakes, fried clams and oyster fritters. For professional and amateur pickers there will be crab-picking and oyster-shucking contests.

Proceeds from the seafood celebration will benefit the Tilghman Volunteer Fire Company.

Tilghman Island Day is Saturday from 11 a.m. until dark on Tilghman Island, off Route 33. A donation of $5 is asked for each adult; children under 12 get in free. Call 410-886-2677.

Craft show at Hagley Museum

Specialized sundials, stoneware and "whimsical pottery" will all be a part of Hagley's Craft Fair this weekend. Work from John Schultz, Paula Camenzind, Amy Mulligan and many others will be featured as "new artisans for 1999." Among the returning artists will be a doctor who works with the genetics of broomcorn hybrids, a macrame jeweler and a Victorian toy crafter. Visitors can talk with crafters and win door prizes donated by the artists. Lunch will be served at Hagley's Fleur-de-Lis Cafe.

Hagley's Craft Fair will be held Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., inside the Library and Soda House, on the Brandywine River in Wilmington. Adults are $4, children under 6 free. Call 302-658-2400.

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