It happened around 6 p.m. at Spring Cove Marina on Solomons Island.
Maryland’s rivals in the race for governor are each claiming endorsements from members of the Maryland State Fraternal Order of Police.
Solomons Island is hosting its annual Christmas party.
Across the environmentally fragile Chesapeake, researchers are spreading out to see what Sandy has wrought. So far, the indications are that the impact has not been as great as last fall when a pair of tropical storms caused widespread flooding that dumped mud, debris and sewage into the bay.