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The Spirit of Zippy Lewis Still Seen Combing the Beaches

Zippy Lewis
Zipporah “Zippy” Lewis by artist, David O. Bunting

The Eternal Beachcomber

This painting of Zipporah – “Zippy” Lewis was painted  by  artist, David O. Bunting and it hangs in the Dunes Manor Hotel in Ocean City. It’s created from his imagination as there were never any pictures of the famous beachcomber. She was born around 1812 in Delaware – probably near Fenwick Island. She married Jonathan Lewis when she was sixteen and they lived in a shack on the beach. Jonathan was a sailor.

In1847 Jonathan and Zippy had five children. Jonathan went out to sea, but never returned. Zippy walked the beach for years looking out for his ship on the horizon … hoping he would find his way home. As a widow left with 5 children, she struggled financially.  Continue reading The Spirit of Zippy Lewis Still Seen Combing the Beaches

Book Launch – Haunted Ocean City & Berlin

You’re invite to a book launch – Haunted Ocean City & Berlin

Book Launch - Mindie Burgoyne

On Saturday, October 11, 2014 from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm at the Dunes Manor Hotel in Ocean City, Mindie Burgoyne will be present to sign and sell copies of her latest book – Haunted Ocean City and Berlin. The book was published by The History Press and is Mindie’s second book in their “Haunted America” series. Books sold at this launch will be the first of this edition publicly sold.

Everyone is welcome and there is no cost to attend.  The launch coincides with the Dunes Manor’s afternoon tea, so guests can take advantage of these complimentary refreshments along with the spectacular ocean views from the Dunes Manor upper lobby.

SPECIAL DRAWING for attendees – $410 value

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