The building is the original 1915 Tilghman Island Bank and formerly served as Crawford’s Nautical Book Bank.
The Book Bank is home to The Beachcombing Center, a non profit international beachcombing organization dedicated to shoreline finds and raising awareness about coastal erosion and marine debris, and When’s Low Tide, a beach treasure candle and ocean arts shop.
The Beachcombing Center includes the sea glass of former First Lady Barbara Bush, sea glass and sand from over 40 countries, a dress, glass slipper and crown made of sea glass, a boat where kids of all ages can “beachcomb” their own treasures, and much more.
Mary McCarthy is the Executive Director and President of The Beachcombing Center (which was founded in Maine as The Sea Glass Center in 2014), candlemaker and owner of When’s Low Tide. A former town council president of Centreville Maryland, she is a lifelong journalist, bestselling author and mother of four.
“I am so pleased to bring the international beachcombing community together by creating this venue,” said McCarthy. “It’s great to have a place where we can celebrate some of the many ocean artists from across the world.” She plans to add more artists over time. Her When’s Low Tide candles feature hidden beach finds in each candle and the proceeds benefit the museum.
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