‘Storms, Wrecks and Party Boats’ topic of Historical Society’s annual dinner meeting

POCOMOKE CITY — The Worcester County Historical Society will hold its annual spring dinner meeting at the Pocomoke Community Center on Market Street, Friday, April 13. Those attending will learn about Worcester County’s past and be served a meal of chicken and dumplings with all the fixings prepared by the Ladies Auxiliary.

Following the dinner Mabel Rogers will present a maritime history of Ocean City entitled “Storms, Wrecks and Party Boats.” During her talk she will display aerial photographs of the storm of 1933 that cut the present inlet at the south end of Ocean City. She will also talk about the mystery of the Pisces, which sunk in the Caribbean in the early sixties. She will tell stories of Coast Guard rescues, including the last time the breeches buoy was used.

The granddaughter of the engineer on the train that took passengers to the resort, Rogers grew up in Ocean City. After graduating from Stephen Decatur High School she attended the Peninsula General Hospital School of Nursing and embarked on a nursing career. Since her retirement she has been active in community organizations and busy researching local history. She serves on the board of the Ocean City Life-saving Station Museum and the Worcester County Historical Society.

Doors will open for the event at 5:30 p.m. Friday evening and the dinner will begin at 6:30. Tickets are $22 per person and can be purchased by sending a check to Robert Fisher, WCHS Treasurer, 230 South Washington St., Snow Hill, MD 21863. The deadline for reservations for the dinner, which is open to the public, is April 6.

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