July 14, 2024

Captain’s Message: All Storms Are Different


The Storm of 1933, 10 years before I was born, caught everyone by surprise. It ended maritime transportation and commerce in St. Mary’s County by knocking out the wharves. Here’s a look at the major storms in my lifetime, 1943 to last month.

Who’s Who on St. George Island / Tommy Deagle: Master Wood Carver

Tommy Deagle

A conversation with waterman and decoy carver Tommy Deagle, a St. George Island resident. Deagle recalls the nearly two decades he crabbed and oystered the local waters. He also has carved several thousand decoys during the past 26 years, including the Eagle on Francis Goddard’s skipjack “Connie Francis.”

Conservation Partners Protect NAS Patuxent River

A conservation purchase of 212 acres south of NAS Pax River will buffer the base from encroachment and further historic and natural preservation.

UMD UAS Test Site Flies Talon 240

The Talon 240 is the start. Other projects in progress at the UMD UAS Test Site include natural resource surveys, utilities inspections, agriculture research, and support to emergency services.

From St. Mary’s to Crisfield UAS Airfields

A quick video and even quicker glimpse of the first UAV to test out of the UMd. UAS Test Site.

Access Election Results Online


St. Mary’s election results will be posted online after the polls have closed on Tuesday, Nov. 4, and can be accessed at the county’s website, www.stmarysmd.com.

MTA Changes Commuter Express Bus Routes

Effective Nov. 1, 2014, the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) will rename Washington, D.C.-Southern Maryland commuter express bus Routes 903, 905, and 909 with new route patterns.

Health Fair Opens Friday Oct. 24

St. Mary’s County’s annual health fair is free. Flu shots, wellness, legal, and safety information is available from 8:30 – 3:30. A shredder will be on site in the morning for paperwork and medication disposal will also be available.

2014 Maryland General Election Deadlines


Oct. 14 is the deadline to register to vote, change party affiliation, update address and request an alternate polling place.

County Commissioner Forum Oct. 7 in Lex Park

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St. Mary’s Commissioners will hold a Public Forum at Bay District Volunteer Firehouse Oct. 7, 2014 6:30 pm.