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Old January 3rd, 2009, 09:53 PM   #21
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Old January 4th, 2009, 07:06 AM   #22
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Very impressive looking houses. They have their own unique style.
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Old January 4th, 2009, 07:14 AM   #23
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Well, I've got my dibs in for those if possible! I am determined to visit a few of those places next summer. I am particularly interested in Galt/Cambridge... it seems to be my kind of place.
Galt blew me away, a stone town, but different stone, a lot of granite I think. I had been to Cambridge before, but sadly the main routes direct you away from downtown Galt so I had never actually seen it.
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Old January 5th, 2009, 05:51 AM   #24
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Old January 5th, 2009, 05:58 AM   #25
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Slaughter Beach is a small Sussex County town on the Delaware Bay, with a population of around 200. Like other bayfront communities, Slaughter Beach is comprised of mostly beach houses, but also like other bayfront communities, Slaughter Beach is overlooked due to the bigger and better beach towns along the ocean to the south. The quiet nature of Slaughter Beach and other bayfront communities is an asset to those that vacation there, and having to drive several minutes from Delaware Route 1 keeps most tourists away from these communites.

The origin of Slaughter Beach's name is unknown, but two possibilities exist. One is that the town was named after William Slaughter, a local postmaster. The other is that the town was named after the massive amount of horseshoe crabs that land on the Delaware Bay beaches and spawn, then die ("the slaughter").












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Old January 5th, 2009, 05:25 PM   #26
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Nice little beachtown! But what an unfortunate name.....
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Old January 5th, 2009, 06:34 PM   #27
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Really nice...
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Old January 5th, 2009, 09:37 PM   #28
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Nice little beachtown! But what an unfortunate name.....
Delaware has quite a few strange names for places. Just a few miles north is the Murderkill River.
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Old January 6th, 2009, 05:33 AM   #29
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The names sound neat but it can't be good for morale to live in a town called "Murderkill River".
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Old January 6th, 2009, 06:29 AM   #30
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The names sound neat but it can't be good for morale to live in a town called "Murderkill River".
Murderkill is the river; Slaughter Beach is the town.

We also have the unincorporated communities of Broadkill Beach and Lynch Heights. Yay for grotesque names!
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Old January 6th, 2009, 06:31 AM   #31
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Cool haven't been to Slaughter Beach yet. My favorite place to go to the beach is around Rehooboth I forget the beach that is state owned so you have to pay but all the surfers hang out there.
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Old January 6th, 2009, 06:33 AM   #32
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Cool haven't been to Slaughter Beach yet. My favorite place to go to the beach is around Rehooboth I forget the beach that is state owned so you have to pay but all the surfers hang out there.
That might be the Inlet.
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Old January 6th, 2009, 09:16 AM   #33
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Nah I think its keybox hole. But yea post pics of Rehobooth they did a nice job with the design.
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Old January 9th, 2009, 06:04 PM   #34
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The Mispillion Lighthouse was once located on the edge of Slaughter Beach. Built in 1873, it marked the mouth of the Mispillion River. After being struck by lightning in 2002 and being partially destroyed, the lighthouse was moved down to Lewes by barge to be turned into a private residence.

What the lighthouse looked like at the turn of the millenium




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Old January 12th, 2009, 11:13 PM   #35
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What the lighthouse looks like now as a house in Lewes




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Old January 16th, 2009, 12:10 AM   #36
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Cool man, I'm on board
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Old January 16th, 2009, 05:35 AM   #37
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Cool man, I'm on board
Nice! This thread will be great in showing an area of Delaware all at once, rather than a random picture each day, so you should get a little better feel for Delaware with this thread also.
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Old January 16th, 2009, 05:42 AM   #38
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I'm loving these pics. And now I am dead curious to visit Murderkill!! Sounds like there is a zombie problem around there! hehe!
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Old January 16th, 2009, 07:17 AM   #39
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I'm loving these pics. And now I am dead curious to visit Murderkill!! Sounds like there is a zombie problem around there! hehe!
Murderkill isn't a settlement or anything, it's just the river's name. Still, it is probably one of the stranger river names in the country. Fortunately, the Murderkill River doesn't end at Slaughter Beach; the Mispillion River does.
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I wonder if they derived as translations of old Native place names?
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