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October 18, 1992
Tilghman Island is a good place to observe the lifestyles of Chesapeake Bay watermen, and Tilghman Island Day Saturday is the right time for a visit. The island naturally has great seafood. One place to find it Saturday is the Firehouse, where the menu includes steamed crabs and oysters. Kronsberg Park will be the hub of activity, with games, music, an auction sale and food. An arts and crafts show will be held at Tilghman Elementary School. Look for skipjacks at Dogwood Harbor. Admission is $4; free for under 12. Take U.S. 50 to Easton to state Route 322 (Easton Parkway)
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By Catherine Rentz, The Baltimore Sun | September 5, 2014
Lawrence "Daniel" Murphy, 37, of St. Michaels pleaded guilty Friday to illegally harvesting striped bass from the Chesapeake Bay. He served periodically as a helper on the Kristin Marie between 2007 and 2012 with Tilghman Island watermen Michael D. Hayden, Jr. and William J. Lednum. In early 2011, he, Hayden and Lednum attempted to harvest more than 20,000 pounds of striped bass using illegal, unattended and unmarked weighted gill nets fish around "Bloody Point" on the bay before the season was opened.
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By Bob Willis and Bob Willis,Contributing Writer | August 16, 1992
The Harrisons have been dishing it out for nearly a century -- hospitality and fine food, that is. It all started back in the 1890s when Capt. Levin F. "Buddy" Harrison Sr., a steamboat captain, began bringing "boarders" from Baltimore to the family home on Tilghman Island to escape Baltimore's hot and humid summers.The visitors, mostly women and children in the beginning, would stay a week, or until whenever the steamboat came back up the bay. Before long, the men started coming with their families but weren't content to swim or sit on the swings, so the fishing business began.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | March 22, 2014
Sondra Harrison McGee, who co-owned and managed her family's Pier Five seafood restaurant on Pratt Street, died of a heart attack March 17 at her Marco Island, Fla., home. She was 71 and had lived in the Hampton section of Towson. Born on Tilghman Island, she was the daughter of Levin F. Harrison Jr. and Alice Garvin Harrison, who owned and operated Harrison's Chesapeake House. Her father was a charter fishing boat operator and her mother ran the popular Eastern Shore summer hotel and restaurant.
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By Rob Kasper and Rob Kasper,SUN COLUMNIST | June 11, 2003
TILGHMAN ISLAND -- The oyster buffet is glowing at full Sterno in the dining room of Harrison's Chesapeake House. Oysters prepared nine different ways, some raw but many of them brown and fried, are perched invitingly on tables as Friday-night regulars line up for the mollusk feast. If oysters could fly, some of the raw ones might propel themselves out the dining room door to the tributary of the Chesapeake Bay that laps on the shoreline a mere 50 yards away. But oysters can't fly, and Levin Faulkner "Buddy" Harrison III can't sing, a fact that the mischievous 68-year-old proprietor of this family-run Tilghman Island enterprise is delighted to demonstrate to a couple of visitors from Baltimore.
NEWS
August 8, 1994
The body of a 47-year-old Annapolis man who fell off a sailboat near Poplar Island Friday night was recovered from the Chesapeake Bay south of Tilghman Island's Blackwalnut Point late yesterday afternoon.Stephen A. Bickell was one of nine people on the 40-foot sailboat Electra when he fell overboard about 7:45 p.m. Friday. Authorities said the Electra had been cruising near Poplar Island, in Talbot County, more than five miles north of where the body was found.Natural Resources Police, state police and the Coast Guard conducted a two-day search for Mr. Bickell's body.
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By Maureen McNeill and Maureen McNeill,Special to The Sun | July 15, 1991
TILGHMAN ISLAND -- Wooden workboats and fiberglass sailboats bob in the harbor. Progress is lapping at the shores of this Talbot County island community.As the rush to buy -- and sell -- waterfront lots works its way down the Eastern Shore, all but one of Tilghman Island's half-dozen farms have been subdivided. Few of the waterfront ++ homes on the island are still owned by natives.The low-lying island -- on the way to nowhere, as they say here -- comes at the end of a 22-mile road from prosperous Easton and is linked to the mainland by a bridge over Knapp Narrows.
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By Rona Kobell and Chris Guy and Rona Kobell and Chris Guy,Sun Reporters | March 2, 2007
OFF TILGHMAN ISLAND -- Draped in a dull gray haze that left the Chesapeake Bay looking like slate, the M.V. Montrose, a 712-foot coal carrier on its way to Romania, simply wouldn't budge. Four supercharged tugboats -- together packing at least 15,000 horsepower -- nudged, pushed and pulled all afternoon. But by last night, the Montrose remained lodged in the sandy bottom near the mouth of the Choptank River, where it ran aground Wednesday. "She is stuck. Real stuck," said Mike Coley, a seaman and deck leader on one of the tugs that were trying to free the boat yesterday.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Barbara Hall and Barbara Hall,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | June 23, 2005
It's dawn on Tilghman Island, and Dot Tyler, spry at age 70, is carrying on a community tradition. As her family and forebears have done, Dot is at work in the kitchen of the local fire department. She's readying food for the annual Tilghman Island Seafood Festival set for Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Events will take place around Tilghman, and some 1,000 people are expected to join in. Donations are $5 per person, and all proceeds will go to the volunteer fire department, hosts of the day. Events include crab-picking contests, baiting contests, a children's beauty pageant, a parade of fire trucks, trophy presentations and crab races.
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By Chris Gosier and Chris Gosier,CAPITAL NEWS SERVICE | May 10, 1998
TILGHMAN ISLAND - Darrin Lowery held a black bit of stone that he found on this Tilghman Island beach 23 years ago. It is triangular and smaller than a nickel, with two smooth sides and a fine edge.It was part of a tool used about 11,000 years ago, he said, when the Chesapeake Bay did not exist and early Marylanders shared a frigid climate with woolly mammoths, mastodons and the occasional saber-toothed tiger.Lowery has found dozens of Paleoindian artifacts in this overgrown patch about the size of a city block.
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By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | January 17, 2014
Four Maryland men were charged with power dredging for oysters in a sanctuary on Tilghman Island, the state's Department of Natural Resources said Friday. DNR police charged Bartlett Wade Murphy Jr., 39, Benjamin Murphy, 62, both of Tilghman Island, and Willis Leanard Coleman Jr., 59 of Cambridge, and Robert Andrew Walker, 43 of Hurlock, with removing oysters from the Harris Creek Sanctuary. The state is rebuilding reefs within the sanctuary to restore the bay's oyster population.
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Tim Wheeler | September 18, 2013
A Tilghman Island commercial fisherman has been charged with witness tampering and intimidation in a federal investigation into alleged poaching of striped bass from the Chesapeake Bay, prosecutors announced Wednesday. Michael D. Hayden, Jr., 41,was arrested Tuesday, according to a news release issued by U.S. attorney Rod J. Rosenstein. Prosecutors say agents of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Maryland Natural Resources Police learned while investigating alleged striped bass poaching that Hayden had allegedly tried to manipulate some witnesses' testimony to a grand jury while trying to prevent others from testifying at all.  The criminal complaint against Hayden also alleges he threatened to retaliate against a potential witness he believed to be cooperating with investigators.
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By Eddie Somers and Duke Marshall | July 7, 2013
Some believe it is inevitable that Smith Island will be lost to erosion and rising sea levels. We disagree. As members of Smith Island United, a group formed to preserve Smith Island, we believe the government has pretty much eliminated the word ""inevitable"" when it comes to the future of Chesapeake Bay islands. Hart Miller and Poplar islands in the upper bay were basically ""created"" by the government from open bay waters. These are very big projects. Poplar Island, off Tilghman Island, started in 1998 with a 35,000 foot stone dike, which was then filled with dredged spoils and is currently over 1,000 acres of high land and marsh.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | August 4, 2012
Roberta "Bobbie" Harrison, matriarch of a celebrated Tilghman Island business that includes a restaurant, inn, charter fishing fleet and seafood operations, died of cancer complications Monday at Memorial Hospital in Easton. She was 74 and lived in Tilghman. Born Roberta Katharine Lambdin in Baltimore and raised on Fayette Street, she moved with her parents to a Talbot County farm in McDaniel as a 7-year-old. Her father, Robert Preston Lambdin, was a boat builder and farmer who was associated with the old Claiborne ferry, which carried autos and passengers before the construction of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge.
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By Michael Sragow, The Baltimore Sun | January 7, 2012
When Jordan Page was a boy of 11 with a yen for acting, his greatest thrill was playing the Crown Prince in '"The King and I" onstage. Two decades later, in the middle of an odyssey that began on Maryland's Eastern Shore, he's starring in a real-life rock tour with lyrics a lot more volatile than "Shall We Dance" or "Getting to Know You. " As a singer and writer of protest songs that decry big government, big business and the military-industrial complex,...
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By Laura Vozzella | May 9, 2011
William Kennedy Smith married girlfriend Anne Henry Saturday in a picturesque white chapel on Tilghman Island, then treated busloads of wedding guests to a reception and fireworks display at the $1.1 million waterfront farmhouse he bought in September. That's according to a real estate agent and inn keeper who, like many people on the 3-mile island, were aware of the goings-on. Smith, a nephew of President John F. Kennedy who was acquitted of rape and battery in 1991 by a Florida jury, did not respond to an e-mail message seeking comment.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | August 4, 2012
Roberta "Bobbie" Harrison, matriarch of a celebrated Tilghman Island business that includes a restaurant, inn, charter fishing fleet and seafood operations, died of cancer complications Monday at Memorial Hospital in Easton. She was 74 and lived in Tilghman. Born Roberta Katharine Lambdin in Baltimore and raised on Fayette Street, she moved with her parents to a Talbot County farm in McDaniel as a 7-year-old. Her father, Robert Preston Lambdin, was a boat builder and farmer who was associated with the old Claiborne ferry, which carried autos and passengers before the construction of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge.
SPORTS
By Candus Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | May 3, 2011
About 3.3 tons of dead and decaying striped bass were recovered by Natural Resources Police Tuesday from an illegal net submerged in the waters off Tilghman Island. It was the second largest seizure of poached fish this year. The net, the 10th seized since Feb. 1, was found on Sunday by a recreational fisherman whose lines became fouled in the tangle of mesh and fish. Police believe it had been in the water since the beginning of the year. It took an 80-foot work boat with a crane several hours to gather up the nearly mile-long net and the ensnared fish, which averaged 15 pounds.
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By Candus Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | May 3, 2011
About 3.3 tons of dead and decaying striped bass were recovered by Natural Resources Police Tuesday from an illegal net submerged in the waters off Tilghman Island. It was the second largest seizure of poached fish this year. The net, the 10th seized since Feb. 1, was found on Sunday by a recreational fisherman whose lines became fouled in the tangle of mesh and fish. Police believe it had been in the water since the beginning of the year. It took an 80-foot work boat with a crane several hours to gather up the nearly mile-long net and the ensnared fish, which averaged 15 pounds.
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