By Paul McCardell, The Baltimore Sun | August 23, 2013
Eighty years ago, much of the Mid-Atlantic was recovering from the Great Hurricane of 1933, which struck Aug. 23, 1933. The storm caused widespread destruction and killed 13 people in Maryland, and the scars are visible today. One of the biggest is the Ocean City inlet, which was carved by the storm in 36 hours, connecting the ocean and Sinepuxent Bay. The inlet was made permanent by the Army Corps of Engineers through dredging and the construction of stone jetties on both sides.
August 1, 2003
On July 28, 2003, THOMAS C. BARNES, beloved husband of Denyse Barnes (nee Culver); devoted father of Deidre A. Seipp, Kevin J. Barnes, Darrylynn M. Griffin, James C. and William T. Barnes.; dear brother of Mary Louise Mayo; also survived by eight loving grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday at the St. Anthony Church, Inlet, NY, at 10 A.M. Interment private. Arrangements by the family owned Ruck Towson Funeral Home Inc.
By Jacqueline L. Urgo and Jacqueline L. Urgo,KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | February 19, 2001
BARNEGAT LIGHT, N.J. - So much sand is being scoured by tides at the base of what is probably New Jersey's most famous beacon, Barnegat Lighthouse, that the 170-foot-tall structure is being undermined and potentially threatened. Officials contend that "Old Barney" is probably still a long way from being in danger of toppling into the sea, as its predecessor did in 1856. But the Army Corps of Engineers will spend $1.38 million to fill a 50-foot hole near the base of the lighthouse. The cause of the erosion is uncertain, officials said.
By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,Sun Staff Writer | April 19, 1994
The builder of Hawk Ridge Farm has agreed to correct water runoff and grading problems at the Sykesville development this week."We received a letter from the builder Friday in which he agreed to respond to all the town inspector's demands," said Town Manager James L. Schumacher.Those demands include construction of an inlet and regrading of lots that are frequently waterlogged.Jeff Powers, builder of the development at the north end of town, has agreed to construct the inlet, a collection basin for rain water, and make sure it functions properly before he turns it over to the town, Mr. Schumacher said.
By FRANK ROYLANCE and FRANK ROYLANCE,Sun Reporter -- Weather Blogger | August 23, 2007
On this date in 1933, a Category 2 hurricane caused devastation and dozens of deaths from the Carolinas to New Jersey. In Maryland, waves and 70-mph winds grounded ships, demolished the Ocean City boardwalk and bridges, and cut the inlet at the southern end of town. Rising water drowned Chesapeake islands and flooded streets and crops. Baltimore lost 2,000 trees, some piers, pleasure boats and bridges. Power and phones were cut off. The 7.62 inches of rain downtown is still the city's 24-hour record.
By JoAnne C. Broadwater and JoAnne C. Broadwater,Special to The Sun | May 1, 1994
Colorful parachutes and freewheeling kites will brighten the skies over Ocean City this week as the resort celebrates the upcoming summer season with four days of concerts, parades, food and fun during its fourth annual Springfest.As many as 200,000 visitors are expected for the festivities that will begin early Thursday with a boardwalk parade from 14th Street to the inlet and end Sunday evening with a concert by the Guess Who, a classic rock band."Springfest starts the party rolling," says Scott Warren, special events coordinator for the town of Ocean City.
August 27, 2001
OCEAN CITY - Two people died in swimming-related accidents Saturday night, including a 21-year-old Virginia man who drowned in the inlet at the southern tip of this beach town. Ocean City police said the man, Kaiser Barrientos of Fairfax, Va., was swimming off the rock jetty in the inlet with two cousins when he dived into the water head-first. He floated to the surface, and his cousins attempted to pull him to the rocks but were hit by a wave and lost sight of him, police spokesman Jay Hancock said.
October 2, 2013
Cale McConnaughy, 28, of Forest Hill, and Brittany MacDonald, 25, of Southern York County in Pennsylvania, were married Sept. 14 in Ocean City. They were winners of a Two Wheel Wedding contest sponsored by Fast Lane Biker Magazine Delmarva and received a full wedding package that included her wedding gown, wedding rings, photography, flowers, the bride's hair and make up, a three tier wedding cake and The Barefoot Bride wedding planners to coordinate...
By Karin Remesch | May 20, 1999
Cruisin' Ocean City in classic carsMore than 2,000 cars from 15 states roll into Maryland's resort town today for the 9th annual Cruisin' Ocean City classic car show. The cars are on view at the Inlet and 100th Street parking lots through Sunday. The four-day event begins at 9:30 a.m. today with a parade on the boardwalk from 27th Street to the Inlet. The cars also cruise the boardwalk tomorrow and Saturday morning. Live entertainment includes the Funsters' rock 'n' roll show, the Jesse Garron tribute to Elvis, Michael and the Little Professors, celebrity impersonator Tim Beasley and Cruisin Gold Deejays.
September 14, 2008
Sunfest Where:: Ocean City's Inlet Parking Lot. When:: 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 21. What:: Ocean City's biggest festival offers live music from acts including the Platters, the Marvelettes, Rodney Atkins, Cornell Gunter's Coasters and the Commodores. The event also includes more than 150 crafters, kids' activities, hayrides on the beach and food. How much: : Free admission; fee for headline concerts. Parking is restricted at Sunfest. Visitors are urged to use park-and-ride locations and ride buses to the festival grounds.
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