Bennett AP Environmental Science Students Invasive Fishing Field Trip

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Students from James M. Bennett High School’s AP Environmental Science class in Salisbury are going fishing for invasive species on Friday! They’ll be partnering with Maryland Natural Resources and Salisbury University for a few hours of ‘invasive fishing’ of the Blue Catfish on the Nanticoke River at the Cherry Beach Pavilion in Sharptown. The Nanticoke…

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DelDOT Plans to Replace Woodland Ferry Captain House

DelDOT has announced plans to replace the Woodland Ferry Captain House (photo courtesy of DelDOT)
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DelDOT plans to replace the Woodland Ferry Captain House next year. The facility is a former residence. It was most recently renovated in 1993. ‚ÄúWith the support of our area legislators, DelDOT is committed to maintaining ferry operations across the Nanticoke River, and this new building will ensure our deckhands have a facility that fully…

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Update: Woodland Ferry Will Not Operate Fri. May 6th

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Update: the Woodland Ferry will not be operating Friday May 6th due to staffing issues, according to DelDOT. Service is scheduled to resume Monday morning. Last week, DelDOT announced that the Woodland Ferry would not operate Saturdays and Sundays temporarily due to staffing issues. The Woodland Ferry crosses the Nanticoke River in the Seaford-Blades-Laurel area.…

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Woodland Ferry Temporarily Ceases Weekend Service

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The Woodland Ferry, which crosses the Nanticoke River in the Seaford area, will temporarily suspend weekend operations effective this Saturday, April 30th. New weekday hours will be from 7:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. According to DelDOT, the changes are being made due to staffing issues. DelDOT recently posted openings for captain positions at the ferry.

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Captains Needed To Keep Woodland Ferry Sailing

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“Help wanted” at the Woodland Ferry‚ĶCaptains are currently needed to keep the ferry running across the Nanticoke River in the Seaford area.House Minority Leader Danny Short, R-Seaford is spreading the word about the vital need for skilled personnel.A US Coast Guard license and other criteria must be met.Applications will be taken through April 27th. For…

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Woodland Ferry Will Not Operate This Weekend

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The Woodland Ferry will not be in service on Christmas day as well as on Sunday. According to DelDOT, operations are expected to resume Monday at 7:00 a.m. The Woodland Ferry crosses the Nanticoke River in the Seaford area. For updates from DelDOT about the Woodland Ferry’s status, please CLICK HERE

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New Seaford Park Also Honors Region’s Heritage

Photo courtesy of the City of Seaford
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The new Oyster House Park in Seaford is opening up, giving more locals citizens and visitors access to the Nanticoke River, while exploring the area’s history. The ribbon was cut at the park at the site of the old J.B. Robinson Oyster House Thursday. Construction began in December 2020 and focused on enhancing access to…

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Seaford Man Apparently Drowns In Wicomico Co.

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A Seaford man’s body has been located in the area of Cherry Beach Park in Sharptown, Maryland in the Nanticoke River, about a quarter-mile from where he was last seen Sunday. Maryland Natural Resources Police discovered the body Tuesday morning while patrolling in a helicopter, according to Maryland State Police. A preliminary investigation indicates that…

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Work Starts On Seaford Riverfront Projects

(Left: Randall Larrimore, Chair of the Board of Directors, Chesapeake Conservancy, and Right: Seaford Mayor David Genshaw) Photo by Trisha Newcomer/City of Seaford
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A revitalization project is underway at the old J.B. Robinson Oyster House site along the Seaford River Walk. The National Park Service and the Chesapeake Conservancy plan to rebuild the bulkhead to stabilize the shoreline. Other plans include a performance deck, boat docking facilities, a kayak launch and the planting of a “living shoreline” along…

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New DE State Record Blue Catfish

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A new state record catch of a blue catfish!  DNREC officials confirm the record in the Delaware Sport Fishing Tournament.  The 43-inch, 47.75 pound blue catfish was caught on the Nanticoke River by Colt Williamson of Harrington on August 31st.    The record catch was initially weighed by¬†Taylored Tackle Shop in Seaford¬†and later verified by…

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