Friday, June 9, 2017

Delmarva Law Enforcement Agencies | the Dagsboro Police Department (Delaware)

The town of Dagsboro is located in lower Delaware, southern Sussex County. It maintains a small police force with only four officers, however they are out in the community quite a bit and I've noticed them a number of times at various events. These are just a few photos and bit of information on this agency - as always, I'd like the opportunity to learn more about their history and background. My goal in doing these short "photo-blogs" is to eventually meet and interview someone from the department, along with taking pictures of the building, vehicles, etc. Here's what I have so far - there are a couple of links at the end of this post to check out as well.

Ford SUV police vehicles

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Delaware Fire Departments | the Blades Volunteer Fire Company

While I haven't been to the fire station in Blades yet, I was able to take these pictures of their older Hahn International engine at a local event. In August of 2016 the Georgetown Historical Society hosted an antique fire apparatus show on the grounds of the Marvel Carriage Museum. Located just outside Georgetown in southern Delaware, this museum represents a lifetime of collecting by a single man, Nutter D. Marvel. Many of the buildings, carriages and items on display came from various locations throughout Sussex County, Delaware and following his passing the facility became home to the Georgetown Historical Society. In addition to being a fascinating visit and place for tours, the grounds offer wonderful opportunites for activities such as the fire truck show.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Fire Departments of Delmarva | the Crisfield Volunteer Fire Company

The Crisfield Volunteer Fire Company is located in Somerset County, just a short distance from the downtown area and docks at the edge of the Chesapeake Bay. While I've had the chance to see a few of their vehicles here and there, and to stop recently for the pictures of the firehouse itself, I haven't been inside or seen the rest of the apparatus.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Images by Altered Art | Outstanding Dreams Alpaca Farm in Preston, Maryland

On a beautiful afternoon in November, as the Delmarva Peninsula was fading into soft shades of golden leaves and orange colors, I had the chance to visit and tour a nearby farm. I wasn't sure what to expect, how interactive the alpacas might be (or might not be?), and I didn't know how the entire concept of raising animals would seem to me. Did the owners care about them, where did concern for the well-being and happiness of these creatures rank and would I feel comfortable seeing how they lived and existed? After all, while we can and do label many things in life as "it's a business", what did that really translate into for the alpacas themselves? I headed north-west from Fenwick Island, up through Delaware via Route 404 and crossed into Maryland. The drive is a peaceful one, winding through farms and open country fields, and once I left 404 it was another five miles down a quiet two-lane road. I pulled up at the foot of the driveway and paused to take a few pictures of the scenic autumn landscape.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Delaware Law Enforcement | Mounted Patrol Unit of New Castle County

I met these horses and the officers of the NCCPD for the first time in Dover a couple of months ago. While I'd seen many equine officers before, the size and stature of this unit was impressive and beautiful. The officers were very friendly and willing to talk with us (I'm sure they get tired of being asked the same questions over and over again but were very gracious).