Group makes Milford mini boats shipshape

MILFORD — Friday morning was a good time for a bath. Marcia Reid, owner of Gallery 37 in Milford, and five others spent about two hours cleaning the Augusta boats that line Milford’s Riverwalk. The fiberglass boats, 18 in all, are miniature replicas of the 1927 luxury yacht The Augusta, that was built and sailed […]

Bowers charter boat docked by DNREC for violating state of emergency

BOWERS BEACH — Somewhere amid Gov. John Carney’s 19 modifications to the State of Emergency that he declared in March to try to stop the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), Capt. Bob Trowbridge felt as if his — and other fishermen’s — livelihoods were overlooked. May is a big month for charter fishing boats such as […]

Abbott’s Mill Nature Center celebrates 35 years

MILFORD –– Abbott’s Mill Nature Center is in the midst of celebrating its 35th anniversary and ongoing programming options are bound to keep kids and adults interested in its 482 acres of preserved wilderness. Traditional programs like weekly tours of the nature center’s namesake mill offer locals and visitors alike the chance to learn about […]

Fairways owner dies in boating accident

DOVER — The late Willis Duckery Sr. was remembered as a giving person and successful entrepreneur as word of his death on the Chesapeake Bay spread on Monday. The body of Mr. Duckery, 57, was recovered by Maryland Department of Natural Resources Police several hours after his boat capsized during a fishing trip at approximately […]

Sussex residents urged to prepare for hurricane season

GEORGETOWN — As the Atlantic hurricane season officially gets underway Wednesday, the Sussex County Emergency Operations Center encourages residents and visitors to have a plan and be prepared just in case extreme weather comes this way. Preparation is key to limiting damage and preventing loss of life, whether it’s for winter’s nor’easters and blizzards or […]

Crabbing vessel capsizes in rough Delaware Bay waters

LITTLE CREEK — A dangerous mix of high winds, low temperature, breaking waves and an incoming tide put three men in a perilous spot after their boat overturned in the Delaware Bay on Thursday afternoon. According to authorities, the 25-foot commercial crabbing vessel sunk after taking waves to the port and starboard sides, leaving the […]