DEEP CREEK LAKE — The Deep Creek Yacht Club sponsored a photo contest to promote the sport of sailing on Deep Creek Lake and to highlight the numerous recreational activities and awareness of the natural beauty of Deep Creek Lake.
The contest sought photographic images in two separate categories.
The first category was “Sailing on Deep Creek Lake,” which featured photos of sailboats, sailors, sailboat racing, and/or cruising while showcasing the thrill, passion and/or serenity of sailing.
The second category was the Beauty and Recreation of Deep Creek Lake which included scenic shots of the lake’s natural beauty and/or people using the lake for fishing, boating, swimming, hiking, or other various activities.
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In September of 1946, Deep Creek Lake received a very special visitor:
At this point in time, Einstein had created the basis for the atomic bomb (that he did not want to be used to hurt anyone) and the bombs had landed in Japan. He was quoted as saying, “The war was won but peace was not.” In such a hard time in his life, where did Einstein choose to find that peace?
That’s right, Deep Creek Lake.
Einstein stayed with a local doctor who was treating him- Dr. Tom Wilson. Throughout his two week vacation, the famous scientist was seen walking his dog, fishing, bird watching, and sailing. With such a heavy heart and mind, Einstein was able to acquire some comfort here at Deep Creek.
A man, Blair Thompson, was hired to assist Einstein during his vacation. Einstein gave the man an envelope with $50 inside and his signature in the corner. Thompson planned on keeping the envelope as a heirloom but unfortunately he lost it and it was never found.
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