June 28, 2010
I've lived on the Chesapeake Bay for longer than I have lived anywhere else in my life, but I am not a sailor, nor a fisherman nor a waterman, so I have not made more use of its astonishing natural beauty than the occasional boat ride with friends or trips to the shore. It is a deficiency that deserves correcting in any case, but especially as we watch a kindred body of water down south destroyed by the worst oil drilling disaster of all time. So, when my friend Betsy invited a handful of women friends to meet the fisherman who has been her husband's best friend and fishing pal since elementary school and to see the Eastern Shore of Virginia through his eyes, and on his boat, it was easy to say yes. We traveled to Cape Charles in Northampton County, on the tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore, and unloaded our shorts, T-shirts, cameras, shell-collecting bags and wine at Sterling House, a bed & breakfast graciously restored by Steve Hairfield in a town full of such houses.
March 5, 2006
ON March 3, 2006 LYMAN BYRNEWATERMAN SR, beloved husband of the late Helen S. Waterman, he is survived by children, Lyman B. Waterman Jr, and Robin K. Waterman, brother David Waterman of California, and sisters, Mary Miller of Tennessee and Jane Anderson of California. Visitation and funeral services will be announced at a later date. Services entrusted to STERLING-ASHTON-SCHWAB-WITZKE FUNERAL HOME OF CATONSVILLE, INC., 1630 Edmondson Avenue. 410-744-8600
February 22, 2003
On Wednesday, February 19, 2003, at home, of Huntingdon, PA. Beloved wife of the late Russell Edwin Waterman; loving mother of Jeanne W. Smith of Plaistow, NH, Claire W. Barnes of Sykesville, MD and Elaine W. White of Westminster, MD; devoted sister of the late Mildred Morrison and William Wagner. Also, survived by six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Mrs. Waterman was a member of 12th Street United Methodist Church, Huntingdon, PA and had been a member of Standing Stone Art League, Huntingdon County Arts Council and Huntingdon County Literacy CouncilMemorial Service will be Monday, February 24, 2003 at 2 PM in the 12th Street United Methodist Church in Huntingdon, PA where Pastor Wayne L. Richards will be performing the Eulogy.
February 11, 2007
Until this year, a Maryland Bass Federation member had never made it to the Bassmaster Classic, the sport's signature event. Japan and Zimbabwe have been represented, but not the 70-club federation. Guys came close, but close only counts in things like shaving and the sleeping arrangements in my tent. Now the streak is over, times two. Russ Colwell, a contractor and native of Dundalk, and Kevin Waterman, a plumber from La Plata, qualified for the 37th Classic, a three-day competition that begins Feb. 23 on Lay Lake in Birmingham, Ala. "It's a very difficult thing to do," Maryland federation president Roger Trageser said about securing one of the Classic spots.
March 7, 2006
L. Byrne Waterman, a retired Chessie System railroad executive and maritime historian whose philanthropy and documentation of Chesapeake Bay-built whaling vessels earned him a national reputation, died of cancer Friday at St. Agnes Hospital. The longtime Catonsville resident was 85. Mr. Waterman was born in Elyria, Ohio, and was raised in Wheeling, W.Va. After graduating from high school in 1938, he was a junior bank bookkeeper, messenger and traveling steel company auditor. Drafted into the Army in 1942, he served as a radio operator with the 9th Armored Division in Europe and participated in the capture of the historic Ludendorff Bridge at Remagen from German forces on March 7, 1945.
June 19, 2007
The family of a Talbot County waterman who was shot and killed by a Natural Resources Police officer last year has filed a federal lawsuit against both the department and the officer, seeking $80 million in damages. Officer 1st Class Hubert F. Brohawn shot waterman Thomas S. Sherwood Jr., 49, three times in the chest on a dock in Bellevue in August. Brohawn said Sherwood was advancing toward him and swung a bumper jack, and the officer said he felt threatened. Sherwood died at the scene.