While many of the residents of Kent County’s Quaker Neck, past or present, may indeed consider themselves a genius, the Spy has learned that at least one of them can show some documentation for such a claim.
Pamela Long, the daughter of the late Winslow and Barbara Long of Comegys Bight Farm and Heron Point, has been named a MacArthur Foundation Fellow (a.k.a. a Genius Grant), which results in a $625,000 award. An independent historian of science and technology, Pamela’s scholarship, according to the Foundation, “is rewriting the history of science, demonstrating how technologies and crafts are deeply enmeshed in the broader cultural fabric.”
Of course, anyone lucky enough to live on Comegys Bight is expected to be a genius at some point or another.