On Saturday, June 7, 2014, AAUW (The American Association of University Women) is sponsoring a trip to Delaware City, Pea Patch Island, and lunch and sightseeing in Chesapeake City. The bus will leave from Easton and arrive at Fort Delaware State Park, Delaware City. Fort Delaware, the Union fortress dating back to 1859, once housed Confederate prisoners of war. It was originally built to protect the ports of Wilmington and Philadelphia. From there the group will board a ferry to Pea Patch Island which is an historic Civil War living site. A jitney will provide transport from the island dock to the granite and brick fortress. Here, costumed interpreters take us back to the summer of 1864. We’ll have an opportunity to help the blacksmith hammer out new parts for a cannon, or work with the laundress. We will be on hand when the 8-inch Columbiad gun fires a live gun powder charge and see a replica of Pea Patch Island as it appeared in 186. We will ferry back and board a bus for the ride to Chesapeake City and lunch at Chesapeake City Restaurant & Marina. There will be free time to walk to shops & sightseeing in Chesapeake City.
The bus will leave from the Easton Firehouse parking lot at 7:30 AM, and leave from Chesapeake City at approximately 4:30 PM arriving in Easton at 6:00 PM. The cost is $85. Call 410-763-8265 for reservations and choice of luncheon entrée: Stuffed Flounder, London Broil or Chicken Marsala. Choice of salad or soup will be made at the restaurant. Dessert, bread/rolls and beverages are included.