• Fanny-dipping at the old Fishing Pier (circa 1908) photo courtesy of Julia Purnell Museum

  • Shantytown (1976-2003) photo by Hunter "Bunk" Mann

  • Thrashers Fries with original owners,
    Mr. and Mrs. Jodie Thrasher, circa 1940
    Photo courtesy of Mr Thrasher's son

  • Trimpers Rides, circa 1918

  • Aftermath of Hurricane Gloria, September 1985 (previously the site of the Ocean Park Motel at 17th and the Boardwalk;
    now site of Holiday Inn)

  • Creation of the Inlet, August 24, 1933

  • March Storm of 1962 Photo courtesy of Mel Toadvine

  • The Ocean City Boardwalk circa 1938 (taken from the Pier Ballroom looking north with the bandstand on the right
    and the Atlantic Hotel on the left)

  • The Hastings-Miramar Hotel circa 1961 (site of today's Park Place Hotel)

  • The Great Fire of 1925 (taken at the site of the Atlantic Hotel on the Boardwalk between
    Wicomico and Somerset Streets following the fire)

  • Ocean City Beach Patrol in 1947

  • Artwork courtesy of Paul McGehee

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These high-quality coffee table books will take you on an insightful tour of the Ocean City of decades past. Featuring hundreds of historic pictures and postcards and the memories of many of Ocean City's natives and locals, Vanishing Ocean City and Ghosts in the Surf are a "Must Have" for anyone who has ever fallen in love with Maryland's famous beach resort. Learn about the storms and fires that changed the town; relive the summer nights on the Boardwalk and the warm days fishing, surfing, or relaxing on the beach. Meet the people who made the town unique. Order your copy today while supplies last.

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