Blackwater Refuge and Harriet Tubman
“Down on the Shore” in Dorchester County, MD lies 25,000 acres of pristine beauty, Blackwater Refuge. Yesterday Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge celebrated the 13th Annual Eagle Festival. Blackwater is a major Atlantic Flyway for waterfowl and a sanctuary for the American bald eagle. The American bald eagle took center stage with Harriet Tubman. A program celebrating the 100th anniversary of the death of Harriet Tubman, known as “Moses” to many came alive with historian Anthony Cohen, a fourth generation descendant of runaway slaves. Harriet lead 80 slaves to freedom. She was born in Dorchester County. Anthony told us how at age 6, Harriet was considered a free spirit, loved nature, and caught muskrats for her master. Here you see muskrat lodges built of marsh grasses and mud at Blackwater Refuge.