Monday, November 5, 2012
Watch the midshipmen of the U.S. Naval Academy pull for union at the 15th annual Slaughter Across the Water.
Annapolis came from behind to defeat Eastport 4-3 in the 15th annual Slaughter Across the Water tug-of-war on Saturday. "We figured out the reason Eastport has been winning all these years is beer," Annapolis tug caller Doug Smith said. "So, we got beer." The beer, wine and rum punch was served out of Red Red Wine Bar's wine bar on wheels—which marked the first time Annapolis served alcohol on its side of the water. The Maritime Republic of Eastport has organized a party complete with music and alcohol on their side of the rope each year. For many years the "Eastportaricans" had to send people across the water to help tug for Annapolis. "Usually it's just a skeleton crew of people here," Mayor Josh Cohen said. This year, the city stepped …
Friday, November 2, 2012
The 15th annual Slaughter Across the Water will take place at the crack o'noon.
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- Anna Staver
Friday, November 2, 2012
Eastport and Annapolis will face off in the 15th annual Slaughter Across the Water promptly at the "crack o'noon" on Saturday. A rope will stretch from from Second Street and Severn Avenue across Spa Creek to Susan B. Campbell Park on City Dock. It's billed as the longest international Tug-of-War over water in the world. The war started on Super Bowl Sunday in 1998 when the residents of Eastport felt excluded from the city while the Compromise Street bridge was closed for repairs. Mayor Josh Cohen was among the founding fathers of the revolt, and he helped establish the Maritime Republic of Eastport (MRE). The MRE soon announced their plans to secede from the city and challenged the city to a tug-of-war competition. The MRE formally …
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
The Maritime Republic of Eastport invaded Annapolis on Monday to challenge the city to the annual Tug-O-War.
A group of about 30 rabble-rousers from Eastport invaded City Council chambers on Monday to challenge Mayor Josh Cohen and the City of Annapolis to the annual Tug-O-War. The "Slaughter Across the Water" will take place promptly at the "crack o'noon" on Nov. 3. The parties, which occur on both sides of the Compromise Street bridge, run from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. The Eastport teams will meet on Second Street at Spa Creek, and the Annapolis teams will meet at Susan Campbell Park. “Although the tug is a competition for bragging rights on either side of the bridge, the event provides a great opportunity for the community to come together and have a good time supporting local organizations,” Cohen said. The following organizations are this year’s…