Jack Shaum to talk about Old Bay Line steamer

CHESTERTOWN — The Historical Society of Kent County is hosting a talk by author and raconteur Jack Shaum on Sunday, Feb. 18 in the parish hall of Emmanuel Episcopal Church, located at 101 N. Cross St.

Shaum’s talk, at 2 p.m., is open to historical society members only.

Those who wish to join the historical society may do so at the event, or in advance on the organization’s website at https://kentcountyhistory.org/about/.

RSVP by emailing director@kentcountyhistory.org.

Shaum’s books include “Lost Chester River Steamboats” and, most recently, “122 Years on the Old Bay Line.”

This month’s talk, which follows Shaum’s popular lectures at the historical society’s Bordley History Center in 2022, is titled “The Ship That Launched A Nation: The Three Lives of the Old Bay Line Steamer President Warfield.”

“There was a lot of interest in the career of this vessel when I gave my presentation on my book ‘122 Years On The Old Bay Line’ at the Bordley Center and I said I would create a program for presentation at the society,” Shaum said in a news release.

An award-winning news anchor and journalist who retired from radio station WBAL in 2002, Shaum has continued to work, writing for newspapers on the Eastern Shore including the Bay Times and Record-Observer in Queen Anne’s County and as editor-in-chief of the quarterly journal of the Steamship Historical Society of America.


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