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Slowly but surely, sea-level rise lays claim to Osborn Cove

After the 1907–08 survey of the lower Patuxent concluded in cold December weather, (See "Past is Prologue," November 2012) the mapping of St. Leonard Creek and Osborn Cove went to sleep again, while technology advanced another couple of decades.

By 1920, the U.S. government was surveying and photographing coast shoreline from airplanes — only 16 years after Wilbur and Orville Wright's first flight in December 1903.

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Arrows point to technically skilled native cultures

The December Past is Prologue focused on the bow, but where would the bow be without the arrow? My Uncle Frank Mountford said that in his time as a serious archer - during the 1940s and '50s - "we made our own arrows. It was part of...


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About Past is Prologue

Longtime Bay scientist and ecological historian Kent Mountford offers a historical insight to the Chesapeake’s past, and present.

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