The Times and Tides of Ocean City, Maryland
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A Sentimental Journey Part II
Visit City Hall at 301 Baltimore Avenue to view "A Sentimental Journey Parts I & II" in their entirety.

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Collection of Ann E. Englar

This idyllic scene was destroyed by a violent hurricane in 1903. Abruptly, development ceased in the south-end of Ocean City.
This same area was again destroyed 30 years later during the Hurricane of August 1933 which formed the present day Ocean City Inlet.


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Collection of Shirley & Brice Phillips

Ruth Phillips Meeker of Cambridge, Maryland poses on the beach at Ocean City in 1931.
She, incidentally, lived to be more than 100 years old.


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Collection of Margaret Ann Steimer

A World Record Catch of White Marlin
July 11, 1938
Aboard the Cruiser Sea Gull
Captains Lee & Rick Savage


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Collection of Violet Cropper Davis

A ride on an oxen-drawn cart was a pleasurable treat for those who vacationed at Ocean City.
This 1912 photograph shows guests of the Belmont Hotel enjoying a ride along the surf.


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Collection of Robert Hazzard Quillin, Jr.

A well-remembered scene in Ocean City was fish monger Hazzard Taylor in 1910.
He was always a welcome sight to everyone in town. Fresh fried fish was a staple on Ocean City menus.


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Collection of the Ocean City Museum Society Inc.

Considered a sportsman,s paradise, the beaches and back bays of Ocean City were a magnet to wildfowl hunters.
Some of the wealthiest men in America used these humble gunning shanties as shelter in their pursuit of ducks and geese.
Captain J. W. Quillin made a fine living and many important social connections as a hunting guide.
This was a 1926 Worcester County, Maryland tourism advertisement.


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Collection of Sally D. Bunting

Notations on the back of this photograph: "Herring Hog, harpooned off Ocean City, Md.,
250 pounds, (party) Mr. & Mrs. T. J. Burke, Jr., July 5, 1934."



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Collection of Virginia Ayres Satterfield

Dressed in the bathing fashion of the day, the John J. Ayres family frolics in the Ocean City surf.
These brothers and sisters would later become prominent business people of the town.


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Collection of Janet & Daniel Trimper IV

There was no beach to speak of during the early 1930s. The ocean often spilled onto the side streets and flooded Baltimore Avenue.
Note the height of the boardwalk in those days and the large crowd gathered to watch the adventurous swimmers.




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Collection of Virginia Stafford Harmon

Note the well-dressed crowd on the Boardwalk for the Fourth of July 1948 celebration.




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