Thursday, March 15, 2018

Cambridge Creek Bridge Open

A message from the City:

Cambridge Creek Bridge Open

This from the Maryland State Highway Administration: The Cambridge Creek Bridge is open to traffic today. Work is has been completed.

We'd like to thank MDOT-SHA for taking care of the Cambridge Creek Drawbridge, but also for handling the repair in a timely and efficient manner. MDOT-SHA fully appreciated the impact this had on everyone's commute, and the City of Cambridge is very appreciative for the completion of this project almost four days ahead of schedule.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

High, Higher, Highest!

Photos at High tide at 8:06 AM.  The marina finger piers are submerged.

Tide charts are available at NOAA - CAMM2

So far it is a 6 foot 5 inch rise since last Saturday's low tide.
 This may be the second highest tide since Isabel.


Friday, March 2, 2018


S.S. John W. Brown to Visit Cambridge

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The S.S. John W. Brown, one of only two remaining and operational World War II liberty ships, will dock at the port of Cambridge near Governor’s Hall from August 4-12. The ship will arrive with a few hundred visitors from its day cruise, originating in Baltimore, and will remain open to the public the rest of the week from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

During the evening, the Calhoon Marine Engineers’ Beneficial Association (MEBA) Training School, will host re-certification classes for marine engineers from across the East Coast. Its visit will coincide with the 39th Annual Seafood Feast-I-Val, which will be held at Governor’s Hall on August 11 from 1-6 p.m.
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“This is such an exciting opportunity to host a piece of living history here in Cambridge, work with one of the city’s showcase events to create a significant attraction for visitors, and to play a role in the continued development of marine engineers from around the country,” said Brandon Hesson, the Associate Director of Economic Development for the City of Cambridge.

The S.S. John W. Brown is maintained and operated in Baltimore by a corps of volunteers through Project Liberty Ship, which preserves the ship as an educational asset. The ship was originally one of 2,700 liberty ships manufactured as part of an emergency WWII shipbuilding program. After its tenure as an active cargo ship, the S.S. John W. Brown served as a maritime high school from 1946-1983. Now, it also acts as a venue for special events and weddings when it isn’t providing a regular slate of educational day cruises and docent-led tours.

 For more information about the S.S. John W. Brown or its day cruises, visit

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Cambridge Creek Bridge Closure: March 5-18, 2018

Cambridge Creek Bridge Closure: March 5-18, 2018

From the Maryland Department of Transportation:

"The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) will close the MD 795 (Maryland Avenue) bridge over Cambridge Creek to vehicle traffic from Monday, March 5 through Sunday, March 18. Crews from Covington Machine and Welding will replace a gear in the operating mechanism and repair a damaged steel plate on the bridge deck. Marine traffic should be unaffected as the bridge will be locked in the upright position for most of this work.
As you know, this 80-year old drawbridge is a vital link for Cambridge businesses and residents, carrying more than 12,000 vehicles each day and serving our maritime community with more than 8,000 openings each year. It’s the second busiest movable span on our state highway system. While we strive to minimize closures through a rigorous maintenance schedule, repairs such as these are occasionally needed to ensure continued bridge operation and motorist safety. MDOT SHA is performing this work now to minimize public impacts during Cambridge’s busy spring/summer months. Detour signs will be posted; motorists and pedestrians will be directed to Cedar Street during the closure."

Saturday, February 10, 2018

The future of Dorchester County: High Tide

Here's a video regarding the trend and fate of Dorchester County.  Multiple images of Cambridge are included.

Yes, that's Clayton's, Long Wharf,  and the Municipal Marina.

"High Tide in Dorchester" from Chesapeake Bay Journal on Vimeo.
The video is available for your viewing pleasure at 

If you like this video, make sure you share it, too!

December, 2012

Thursday, October 19, 2017


Richardson Maritime Museum
1st Annual PIG ROAST
Saturday, October 21, 2017

 4 to 6 pm
Ruark Boatworks – 103 Hayward Street
Bring a side dish if you wish!
Donations Accepted.

Live Entertainment by Fog after Midnight, Corn Hole, Pumpkin Painting, Face Painting and more….
 Fun for the entire family.

Pig Roast

Richardson Maritime Museum
401 High Street
P O Box 1198

Cambridge, Maryland 21613