Bidding Wars at Dixon’s Auction in Crumpton

Chesapeake LifeIt’s Wednesday at nine o’clock on a sweltering August morning at Dixon’s Auction in Crumpton, Maryland. Men wearing faded jeans and T-shirts accompanied by women sporting shorts and heat-wrinkled blouses mill around artifa”cts of Americana blanketing a large field. They peek inside old furniture drawers, poke through boxes of tarnished silverware, and test the…

Cutts & Case Shipyard

It was almost inevitable that Eddie and Ronnie Cutts would be boat builders. Their father built more than 70 handcrafted, woodenhulled boats, from yachts to dinghies. Their grandfather was a wood worker. Further back, a Cutts opened the first shipyard in Maine in 1646; another saw many of his merchant ships sacked and burned by…