Monthly Archives: November 2015

The Mia Maull Lighthouse – Delaware Bay

Lighthouse of the Month – Mia Maull Lighthouse The Miah Maull Lighthouse marks a 1000-yard shoal just east of the main shipping channel in the Delaware Bay. It was named for Nehemiah Maull, a well-known and respected riverboat pilot of … Continue reading

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Waiting

Photo of the Week – Along the Urban Waterfront This small boat was moored along the shore near the Urbana, Virginia marina. It seems to be waiting patiently for someone to take it for a cruise. Of course who ever … Continue reading

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On the Urbana Waterfront and the F.D. Crockett

During the annual Oyster Festival in Urbana, Virginia, the waterfront on Urbana Creek becomes a busy harbor. Most are boaters who elect to cruise into the festival and stay aboard their boats. There were, however, several boats on display, plus … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Oyster Urbana Style – Part 2

Saturday, day two of the festival, came in cool and overcast, but the rain held off until noon. The crowd was down from the day before, but the streets were still alive with festival-goers. While the local oyster harvest is … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Oyster Urbana Style – Part 1

Urbana, Virginia Last fall, we visited friends in Virginia—Ginger, a high school classmate and her husband Miller (see Oysters) Miller spent many years as an inspector for the state’s department of health, specifically checking the conditions of oyster beds and … Continue reading

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What is A “HOB” you ask?

HOB is what they call the Ham-Oyster-Biscuit. A buttered roll or biscuit with an ample slice of country cured (“old”) ham with a couple of fried oysters cradled in the ham. Purists do not add any condiments, while others will … Continue reading

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This Week

Photo of the Week Introduction: Looking Forward to this Week Tomorrow we leave for Virginia and the annual Oyster Festival in Urbana Virginia. You may recall an earlier blog about oyster farming–this is where we are going. We will be … Continue reading

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