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Women in Planning

In the spirit of our Women in Planning Series, we are pleased to share with you Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum’s recording of the 3rd virtual presentation in its 2020 speaker series, Gertrude Sawyer, A Woman Who Builds

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Patuxent River Adventure, Part One

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Anchored off Peterson’s Point, St. Leonard Creek

By Steve Allan

It isn’t often today that real adventure is encountered by chance. Too often it’s programmed and predictable, with little left to capriciousness or throwing caution to the wind. In the summer of 2015 I found a whole lot of the latter on the Patuxent River far sallan-spin-sheet-benedict-leonardtownfrom the madding crowds of the cruising hordes, perhaps just by letting a child’s adventure in a man’s body run wild. Arriving in Solomons after a windward slog down the Bay from the Little Choptank, some serious contemplation was in order. The whole cruise was on the skids. First Norfolk, then Smith Island were dropped because of a gimpy steering cable that had bunged up somehow, not to be trusted again. The autopilot failed to respond as a result, rendering my electronic crew out of  commission. Continue reading