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By Sue Hayes | August 18, 1991
Hot August nights bring anglers to the beach, where they throw their lines into the water in a search for something bigger than a Norfolk spot or snapper bluefish -- and that something is usually the dusky shark.The sharks, with lengths up to 12 feet, do not bother swimmers and are rarely caught during daylight hours. At night, however, they cruise closer to shore to feed on small fish.They have a long, pointed snout and are bluish to leaden gray with a white belly and resemble a sand shark except they have teeth and the sand shark doesn't -- something to keep in mind when extracting the hook from the fish.
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NEWS
March 26, 2008
Two workers rescued off Sandy Point Two employees of a marine construction firm were rescued yesterday evening after their boat was blown against the rocks of a jetty off Sandy Point State Park, a spokesman for the Anne Arundel County Fire Department reported. The men were pushing a 30-foot barge holding a pile driver, when their 18-foot outboard lost power. The wind blew the vessels against the rocks of a jetty bordering the entrance to the park, said Battalion Chief Matthew Tobia, the spokesman.
TRAVEL
By Michelle Deal-Zimmerman and The Baltimore Sun | January 30, 2012
Ocean City isn't afraid of a little horsing around. In an effort to boost tourism, the Town Council will hold a final vote next week on a proposal to allow horseback riding on the beach Nov. 1 to March 30. The proposed amendments to the town's animal ordinance allow horseback riding "beginning at the northernmost extension of 27th Street and extending south to the south end jetty. " Riding in any dune area or nesting area would be prohibited. Visitors would need to secure a permit at a cost of $50 for each horse, limited to two riders.  Additional riders could be added for $25.
BUSINESS
February 12, 2001
Jan. 30 Human Performance Technologies Inc., 4403 Silverbrook Lane, Owings Mills, consultants, filed under Chapter 7. Principal: C. M. Welsh, president. Assets: $385; liabilities: $788,353.46 Joseph Edmund II and Susan Elizabeth Buchanan, 9712 Magledt Road, Parkville, construction management consultants, jointly filed under Chapter 7. Assets: $205,900.46; liabilities: $478,084.88 Jan. 31 Progressive Ventures Inc., c/o 600 Reisterstown Road, Pikesville, d/b/a Sandy Spring Exxon, filed for Chapter 7. Principal: Zvi Guttman, trustee.
SPORTS
May 27, 2012
Fly and light-tackle tourney Saturday Coastal Conservation Association Maryland Kent Narrows Fly and Light Tackle Tournament, Jetty Dock Bar, 201Wells Cove Road, Grasonville. Information: ccamd.org or eliccione@atlanticbb.net . Deep Creek cleanup SaturdayJune 2 , 9 a.m.-noon. Join park rangers and the Garrett Trails' crew as they clean and enhance area trails. Volunteers will meet at the upper overflow parking lot off State Park Road. Bring water, insect repellant, sunscreen, weather-appropriate clothing and a snack.
SPORTS
By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | November 15, 1998
OCEAN CITY -- In mid-November, the sights and sounds at the south end of the boardwalk are in sharp contrast to those at the peak of the tourist season, when the parking lots are chock with cars, the promenade and beaches are packed with sun and junk-food worshipers and the smells from the Thrasher's french fries stand thicken the breeze.Tourists are so few the municipal parking meters have been removed.But in the nearshore waters, at the inlet and for a short distance into the back bays, there is a lightly used recreational fishery that might have the potential to send crowds of hardy fishermen down the ocean.
NEWS
September 2, 1991
One man drowned in a Howard County quarry yesterday and two others were believed to have died in rough surf off Ocean City -- the first drownings of the year at the beach, authorities said.The Coast Guard and Ocean City beach patrol were still searching last night for the bodies of a Virginia man and a teen-ager, who witnesses saw go under in separate areas, said Sgt. Jay W. Hancock, an Ocean City police spokesman.Police identified one of the missing as Arcides Guzman, 30, of Falls Church, Va., who vanished at 9:30 a.m. in rough water off an inlet jetty near the southern tip of the beach.
NEWS
By Frank D. Roylance and Frank D. Roylance,Sun reporter | August 22, 2008
In the early years of the last century, Ocean City's commercial fishermen had to launch their boats through the surf and drag them and their catch back onto the beach with horses, ropes and pulleys. It was colorful but inefficient. If only the government would dig a cut through the barrier island, they argued, they could keep larger boats in the shelter of a bay, gain direct access to the ocean and inject new life into their fishery. No one guessed that a storm born in the tropical Atlantic was about to intervene and do the work for them, at a heavy cost.
NEWS
By Chris Guy and Chris Guy,SUN STAFF | April 24, 1998
ASSATEAGUE ISLAND -- Ocean currents have brought some sand back to the fragile northern tip of the 37-mile-long barrier island, a section that was swept clear of sand by two devastating winter storms.With the tourist season that will bring 2.5 million visitors soon to begin, National Park Service officials say they're encouraged by the condition of the 1.5-mile strip of beach south of the Ocean City inlet."We have seen some improvement during the last few weeks," Carl S. Zimmerman, chief of resource management at the national seashore, said.
NEWS
By Sue Hayes and Sue Hayes,Contributing Writer | June 13, 1993
Ocean City anglers have been pleasantly surprised by good catches of kingfish. Kingfish, or whiting as they are also called, are small but tasty fare.These silver-gray fish, which rarely weigh more than 1 1/2 pounds, are tough fighters for their size. When a kingfish hits the bait, you know that a fish is there.They feed close to shore on little crabs and worms that have been turned over by the waves. This is why kingfish can even be caught right in the white water.Since kings have small mouths, the hook size must also be small.
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