If Delmarva's coast could talk...
If the Delmarva Coast could talk, it's story would be of treasure galleons and
merchantman, of pirates and privateers, of the men who sailed their ships and the
wreckers who watched for them near shoals, of gold coins and silver bullion still waiting
to be found.
For hundreds of years the great ports along the Chesapeake and Delaware bays
brought to the Delmarva coast some of the heaviest concentrations of shipping in the
early Americas, while the hazards of storms and shoals made this coast one of the most
feared graveyards in the Atlantic.
In its own way, our coast does talk, but only to those of us that are willing to listen.
From time to time, often after one of the storms that brought such tragedy to its
beaches, it teases us with a small bit of its grand history. It gives us its story not in
words but rather in some of its treasures, which it has held for centuries.