Friday, March 25, 2016


USS Conestoga Found

On March 25, 1921, three years after the end of World War I, the USS Conestoga left Mare Island, California bound for American Samoa with 56 men. It was never heard from again

In 2014, the NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries Maritime Heritage Program investigated a multibeam sonar target detected in 2009 during a survey for NOAA’s Office of Coast Survey in Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary that was thought to be a shipwreck.

And yes it was the USS Conestoga.  It is now a military grave for 56 men.  Interesting story about it with a number of pictures located here;

and here

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Homeless Veterans Shelter Withdraws Request

I understand that the Delaware Center For Homeless Veterans has withdrawn their request for a special exception to be in an R-1 Zone. 

The house that was considered has been put back up for sale.

I understand the meeting will be held, but I expect it just to be called to order and announced the organization had withdrawn their request and then adjourned.

It works out well, but I am still going to the meeting tonight to make sure, as I no longer trust the elected officials nor the Board of adjustments..

Monday, March 21, 2016

The Delmar Delaware Board Of Adjustments Meeting Tuesday Night

The continuance of the public hearing to allow a special exception for a Homeless Veterans Shelter in an R-1 Zone.  I understand you can continue to make comments at this meeting.  If you are interested in the value of your homes you might want to attend.  I, of course, am against it, but having spoken once at the last meeting I have nothing additional to add.  Frankly it comes as a surprise that they are continuing to accept public comment.  I thought they would simply announce their decision at this meeting.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Jay Hearn Will Speak At Nabb center On The Hearne Family

Calling All Hearnes

The Lower Delmarva Genealogical Society is proud to present

 Jay Hearn  

Jay Hearn will be speaking on “A Father & Son’s Journey:  From a Delmar Confederate Veteran to an Immigrant Merchant, William Hearne’s London Roots.”  Jay and his father have been passionately researching the Hearn(e) family of Delmarva since 1973, however it has only been in the last year that new discoveries have shed some light on his English roots and those of his wife, Mary Westcott.  Anyone with interest in the Hearn(e) and Gray Families of the late 1600’s from  old Somerset  County will not want to miss out on these findings!

This event is open to the public and is free.


Wednesday afternoon at 2 PM March 23rd at the Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture at Salisbury University - Wayne and Powell Street Unit #190