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  • Tidewater TimesJanuary 2013

  • Tom & Debra CrouchBenson & Mangold Real Estate

    116 N. Talbot St., St. Michaels 410-745-0720 Tom Crouch: 410-310-8916

    Debra Crouch: [email protected]

    [email protected]

    HERON CHASEClassic Eastern Shore Retreat between St. Michaels and Royal Oak. Bright, spacious 4 BR home w/10 ceilings and extensive waterside glass to capture the sunsets over the water. Swimming pool. Deep-water dock. $1,875,000

    www.SaintMichaelsWaterfront.com

    BLOOMFIELD ROAD/WAKEFIELD LANEThis most attractive 4 bedroom home is convenient to Easton and St. Michaels by car and close to Oxford by boat. Sited on a premier 3-acre point of land overlooking Dixon Creek (a deep, protected Tred Avon tributary), the house is bright, spacious and takes full advantage of the water views. For casual outdoor living, there is a fabulous waterside pool and Viking pool-side kitchen. New Bailey dock and 10,000 lb. boat-lift, installed 2011. $1,625,000

    WOODLAND FARMSOverlooking a scenic tributary of the Tred Avon River near Easton. Attractive 1 level cedar-sided home features high ceilings, 2 fireplaces, and glassed River Room. Private dock. Pool. Great sunsets! $849,500

  • 1410.820.5202Rt. 50 - 2 miles south of Easton

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    Our Flower of the Month

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  • 3Published Monthly

    Tidewater TimesSince 1952, Eastern Shore of Maryland

    Features:About the Cover Photographer: Jay Fleming . . . . . . . . . . . 7Robert Mitchum Slept Here: Helen Chappell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9Artists Journey of Discovery: Dick Cooper . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25Monsieur Renard: Bill Peak . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45The Narrows Caf: Margot Miller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57Tidewater Kitchen: Pamela Meredith-Doyle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65Tidewater Gardening: K. Marc Teffeau . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83The War of 1813: Gary D. Crawford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139 Tidewater Traveler: George W. Sellers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153Christmas Candy: Jeff McNeal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159Tidewater Review: Anne Stinson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165

    David C. Pulzone, Publisher Anne B. Farwell, EditorP. O. Box 1141, Easton, Maryland 21601

    102 Myrtle Ave., Oxford, MD 21654410-226-0422 FAX: 410-226-0411

    www.tidewatertimes.com [email protected] Times is published monthly by Tidewater Times Inc. Advertising rates upon request. Subscription price is $25.00 per year. Individual copies are $3. Contents of this publication may not be reproduced in part or whole without prior approval of the publisher. The publisher does not assume any liability for errors and/or omissions.

    Vol. 61, No. 8 January 2013

    Departments:January Tide Table . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43Queen Annes County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77Caroline County - A Perspective . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79Kent County and Chestertown at a Glance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81Dorchester Points of Interest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95Easton Points of Interest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105St. Michaels Points of Interest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115Oxford Points of Interest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129Tilghman - Bay Hundred . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137January Calendar of Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175

  • 4I want a tranquil porch YOU NEED McHALE.

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  • 5SOUTH POINT FARMStunning brick estate residence on nearly 100 acres on LaTrappe Creek. Elegantly proportioned rooms are graced by exquisite moldings and finishes, heart pine floors and impeccable attention to architectural details. A perfect venue for entertaining with fabulous amenities including a gourmet kitchen. Pool, tennis court and pier with deep water dockage. For details on this distinctive property, please call Attison Barnes, 410-463-1100.

    Offered at $5,900,000.

    410.820.6000 410.221.0900 877.820.6000Talbot Landing #7, 295 Bay Street, Easton, MD

    www.CountryEstates.com

    COUNTRY PROPERTIES, INC.REAL ESTATE

  • 6902 Talbot Street, St. Michaels, MD 410-745-5192 410-822-8256 Mon. - Sat. 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

    www.higginsandspencer.com higginsandspencer.hdwfg.com

    The finest in home furnishings, interior design, appliances, floor coverings, custom draperies and re-upholstery.

    Voted Best Furniture Store on the Shore!

  • 7About the Cover PhotographerJay Fleming

    Jay Flemings photography show-cases his twin passions for the out-doors and photography. Jay comes from a family of passionate photogra-phers. His father, Kevin Fleming, is a former National Geographic photog-rapher who has circled the globe to capture timeless images. Instead of reading me childrens books, my par-ents showed me photography books, he remembered.

    Using one of his fathers hand-me-down rigs, a manual focus Nikon and old 300mm lens from his National Geographic days, Jay accompanied his dad to a rookery island in Dela-ware. His picture of a great egret won grand prize in a national EPA Wildlife of Wetlands photography competition. That award-winning photo, snapped at the age of 14, re-mains one of his most memorable photographs.

    Since graduating from St. Marys College of Maryland in 2009, he has worked with different environmental organizations. He regularly donates his work to non-profit groups and has held photography shows of his own. Jays website is full of images of his outdoor pursuits, a combination of his passion for the environment and his love of crafting that perfect image as the light falls gently upon his subject. Jay hopes to promote conservation through photography.

    The cover photo is of Capt. Art Daniels, age 91, aboard the skipjack City of Crisfield out of Deal Island, MD. Daddy Art, as he is known locally, has been dredging oysters for over 60 years and is one the few remaining skipjack captains on the Bay. Jay was fortunate to have joined Daddy Art and crew on mul-tiple trips during Marylands oyster season. The cover photo was taken while the crew was dropping a dredge back in the water after a lick across a bar in Tangier Sound.

    To view more of Jays work, visit www.jayflemingphotography.com.

    Jay Fleming

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  • 9Robert Mitchum Slept Hereby

    Helen ChappellIt was the late 50s, and I was

    about seven or eight when I had my first brush with the greatness that was Robert Mitchum.

    It went down at the Cambridge Yacht Club. While my parents were enjoying their pre-prandial cock-tails in the dining room, my brother Ed and I slipped away unnoticed into the bar. It was a crowded, hap-py place indeed, and no one noticed a couple of kids experimenting with a game of table shuffleboard, until:

    What the hell are those kids doing in here? Kids shouldnt be allowed in the bar! bellowed a resonant, if slightly slurred, bari-tone from one of the stools. He was huge, like a football player. He looked at us beneath hooded eyes, maybe seeing four instead of two of us, waving a tumbler of amber liq-uid in our general direction.

    Aw, Bob, leave em alone, someone said, soothing down his feathers, which you could tell were easily ruffled, probably due to an afternoon of drinking and holding court.

    My kids wouldnt be allowed in here...

    My brother and I had home training. We split!

    My brother had recently seen

    Thunder Road, and knew an icon when he saw one. That was Robert Mitchum!

    We were totally awed. Robert Mitchum had actually noticed us. It didnt so much matter to us that he yelled at us adults were always telling us kids to get lost or go out-side or do homework. He was Mr. Cool, Robert Mitchum, and that was all that mattered.

    It might seem like a strange road that brought Robert Mitchum to Trappe. You think of actors and movie stars living in plush man-

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    STILL LIFEPET PORTRAITS

    LANDSCAPE/SCENES

    patty [email protected]

    STILL LIFE

    Mitchum Slept Heresions in California, not some high place in the road on the quiet East-ern Shore of the 50s. The artist who was famous for practically creat-ing film noire, who starred in what seemed like a hundred westerns, the acclaimed actor whose performanc-es in such classic films as Night of the Hunter and Cape Fear ~ had a connection to Delmarva.

    Mitchums father, a railroad man from Connecticut, died when his son was two, in a terrible accident that left his widow with three children: Julia, John and Robert. To make ends meet, his mother worked for