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Heritage Award 2014 Nomination Round Now Open
We are happy to announce it is nomination time again for our 10th Annual Heritage Awards All nominations are due to LESHC no later than February 15, 2015. Keep it brief but extoll the virtues of those people or organizations you think really needs recognition for Heritage related works. There are 7 categories for room for everyone!
Please make sure to read the guidelines and category rules. Also find a list of all our previous Heritage Award Winners. Keep those nominations coming in!
Go to the Heritage Award link for information and to download a form. http://lowershoreheritage.org/index.php/LESHeritage/awards/
 
This Month
In Delmarva History
January 2, 1784
The entire Chesapeake Bay froze almost all the way to the mouth blocking shipping lanes until March.

January 3, 1861
Delaware voters voted not to secede despite Southern sympathies in the Civil War.

January 4, 1650
Henry Norwood and eleven other immigrants were abandoned near Fenwick Island, Delaware, by the sailing vessel The Virginia Merchant, after a stormy Atlantic crossing.

January 10, 1883
Fifty people were rescued at Green Run Inlet, on Assateague Island when the Sallie W. Kaye wrecked off of Ocean City, Maryland.

January 13, 1912
For two days a record cold wave brought temperatures as much as ten degrees below zero in Sudlersville, Maryland.

January 16, 1877
The Maryland-Virginia boundary in the lower Chesapeake Bay was demarcated by the Black-Jenkins Award which was upheld as late as 2003 by the US Supreme Court.

January 18, 1857
At Cape Henry, Virginia, ice formed thick enough to walk 100 yards from the lighthouse on the frozen ocean.

January 24, 1940
The bridge at Queen Sound in Chincoteague, Virginia was carried away by ice.

January 27, 1998
The entire town of Chincoteague was flooded by a Nor'easter.
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