Gloucester harborfront

Exploring Historic Massachusetts Harbors

by Deirdre Frost Looking  for a quick seaside escape ? You’ll find plenty of choices along the Eastern seaboard. Two outstanding destinations combining historic cities and seaports that come to mind; Salem and Gloucester, Massachusetts. Both share a long maritime history, interwoven with whaling and the foundation of the United States. These coastal cities steeped …

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Potomac Eagle Romney WVA

A WVA Scenic Rail Excursion and Rare Opportunity to See American Bald Eagles.

By Dave Zuchowski In the mood for a relaxing scenic rail excursion as an antidote for coronavirus cabin fever, I made a quick check online to see what my neighboring state of West Virginia might have to offer. I chose the mountain state because it was both proximate as well as removed from the densely …

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The Stone Arch Bridge

Johnstown Disaster Still A Tourist Draw 131 Years After the Fact 

  By Dave Zuchowski   Photos by Bill Rockwell The historic town of Johnstown, 67 miles east of Pittsburgh, has a huge history that belies its small size. Its advantageous location along the Pennsylvania Main Line Canal and, later the Pennsylvania Railroad, contributed to its growth. Starting around 1860, rich coal and iron resources in the …

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