Costly Ice Cream Cones for Captain Carey

Kindness didn’t pay for Captain John Carey, Baltimore police night commander, when he treated friends to some ice cream cones when returning from an Ocean City vacation in July 1930. In fact, The Baltimore Sun reported that it inadvertently cost him about $200. “He was returning to Baltimore from Ocean City on vacation and when... Continue Reading →

Postcard: Harrington Apartments

When I was little, we went to Ocean City for a week’s vacation every August. We’d set off super early in the morning, before it was light out, with plenty of stops along the way to check out ponds that my dad had planned on fishing at during the week. Sometimes my aunt and uncle... Continue Reading →

Ocean City: an 1800s Destination

It may be hard to believe now, but Ocean City used to be a small fishing village before it was transformed into a place for summer frolicking in the late 19th century. Ocean City started to gain in popularity in the late 1870s, in part due to the availability of the resort by rail and... Continue Reading →

Five Things I Love About Summer

  Summer has been my favorite season for as long as I can remember. Here are five things I love about Maryland summers: The Beach. I’ve been going to Ocean City ever since I can remember. Bayside, oceanside, oceanfront, it doesn’t matter to me. Yes, I’ll admit there were some years that my feet never... Continue Reading →

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