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 […]

‘Captain Jack’ makes final trip to the Delaware Bay

NORTH BOWERS BEACH — Today, “Captain Jack” makes his final trip to the Delaware Bay, where his spirit will stay forever.

John P. Donovan Jr., the lifelong and well known Bowers Beach-Frederica area waterman, died on June 15 at age 80, and his ashes will be scattered into the water he navigated for decades.

Captained by Bob Trowbridge, the 70-foot Captain’s Lady vessel will take family and friends from the Muderkill River to the bay, a path that Mr. Donovan followed many times on his way to a rescue mission, oystering, fishing, crabbing and everything else that comes with being a waterman every day for most his life.

Buccaneer Bash sets sail for Bowers this weekend

Pirates will invade Bowers this Memorial Day weekend as the third annual Buccaneer Bash brings fun, food and music to the downtown area.

Bowers Beach Maritime Museum set to reopen for Buccaneer Bash

BOWERS — Volunteers were bustling around the Bowers Beach Maritime Museum on Wednesday, carefully cleaning and reorganizing, hanging frames and labeling exhibits. The museum will open for the season on Saturday — just in time for the town’s weekend-long Buccaneer Bash  — with a makeover. Judy Martin, who runs the museum with her husband, Jim, […]

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