Thursday, Ocobter 19, 2017 9 am - 4:30 pm
$180 pp / includes lunch, ferry, and an autographed copy of "An Island Out of Time"
Located nine miles off of Crisfield in the heart of the Chesapeake Bay, Smith Island's marshy archipelago has preserved an extraordinary natural environment and island culture. Smith Island is the hub of the country’s soft shell industry and a fishing haven for herons, egrets, ibis, osprey and pelicans. Once home to 800 residents, Smith Island now has 240 year round residents, spread between the villages of Ewell, Rhodes Point and Tylerton. The Baltimore Sun recently published an article about plans and strategies to preserve this unique culture and place.
The walking tour is led by Salisbury University Professor Tom Horton. Tom lived on Smith Island for many years and has written extensively about the island. Our day includes visiting residents Mary Ada and Dwight Marshall. Mary Ada will prepare her infamous Smith Island Cake, the State Dessert of Maryland. The cost of the ferry trip, lunch and a signed copy of An Island out of Time by Tom Horton is included.
Tuesday, September 26, 10 am - 3 pm
We'll visit 5 historic Chesapeake Bay lighthouses during a five-hour boat tour with the crew from Chesapeake Lights! Departing from Marker 5 Restaurant, Tilghman Island, we'll cruise to Sharp's Island, Bloody Point, Thomas Point, Sandy Point and the Baltimore Light!
We'll get a comprehensive narrative history of each light and some of the more noteworthy historical events in the surrounding waters. Boxed lunch is included. This is a middle level adventure, with the possibility of becoming a high level adventure, depending on the weather. Rain date will be October 3. Payment is due by September 5.
Contact Molly Riordan (email@example.com or 410-543-6090) to be added to the standby list and to be notified of a future lighthouse tour booking.