Scenic Delaware: Bowers Beach

Edward Sidel of Dover took this photo at Bowers Beach on June 29.

Frenchie’s Bait & Tackle sinks into Murderkill River

BOWERS BEACH — The weathered red building angled downward into the Murderkill River, the dock was a shambles. Landmark Frenchie’s Bait & Tackle collapsed into the water Monday evening, with slowly eroding wooden pilings the culprits. Less than 18 hours later on Tuesday, owner William “Frenchie” Poulin had obtained a demolition permit and was shooting […]

Scenic Delaware: Approaching storm

Delaware State News photographer Marc Clery took this photo of storm clouds looming over the Delaware Bay in Bowers Beach on July 11.

Scenic Delaware: On the rocks

Edward Sidel of Dover took this photo at Bowers Beach on June 25.

Speak Out: Easier traveling?

Drivers can now travel from the Christiana Mall to the Milton area without encountering any traffic signals. The Delaware Department of Transportation opened the new realignment Monday afternoon for Del. 1 northbound at Bowers Beach Road. Southbound access followed by Monday evening. The opening means drivers can now hop off Del. 1 and onto Bowers […]

Scenic Delaware: Dock of the bay

Dave Tally of Camden took this photo in Bowers Beach on Jan. 6.

Updated: Coastal storm issues ‘mild to moderate’

DOVER – DNREC staff spent several morning hours monitoring Delaware’s coastline during Wednesday’s storm and found some ongoing beach erosion with minor dune damage by mid-day. State of Delaware Flood Program Manager Michael Powell was waiting to see the affects of the ocean’s high tide at noon. “The winds and the wave heights have not […]

Bowers Beach Maritime Museum finishing $40,000 addition

BOWERS BEACH — In late August, the Bowers Beach Maritime Museum completed construction of an addition — a 36-foot-by-28-foot, two-story outbuilding — that was about three years in the making. Judy Martin, executive director of the museum, said there is work left to be done on the addition, but she’s hoping it’ll be ready for […]

Pirates invade area for Bowers Beach Buccaneer Bash

BOWERS — Most days of the year, Joel Keener of Claymont is an artist and professor at Cheyney University in Pennsylvania. But, every Memorial Day weekend, he becomes mischievous pirate Charles Vane in honor of the rowdy, swashbuckling celebration known as the Bowers Beach Buccaneer Bash. “Charles Vane was a real pirate in the golden […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Drainage issue still bedeviling Bowers

Flooding in the streets is an issue that those in the town of Bowers are all too familiar with. Walking on Hubbard Avenue can become a wet ordeal on any given day due to the massive high tide produced by the Murderkill River that flows right next to the town. During the warmer months and […]