Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
St Michaels MD, MD

St Michaels MD, MD

November 2, 2009

Goodbyes are always hard and this one particularly hard for me as I do not know if I will see Alfred again. We had a great time, our days filled with visiting family, fabulous art, the charm of Chestertown, delectable food and a short voyage on a tall ship what more could one ask for. Thank you Virginia and Steve, we look forward to seeing you in Redmond soon.

On the road again . . . next stop St Michaels and a visit to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum that does a good job of educating us on the different aspects of the Chesapeake Bay by means of hands-on exhibits that include a working boat yard, a lighthouse, waterman’s wharf that includes displays on oystering, crabbing and eeling. One building is devoted to the history of the bay and how it has evolved over the last one hundred years from primarily a place of work to one where mostly people come to play. The boat shed and docks house an impressive collection of Chesapeake Bay watercraft.

We drove south to Chincoteague Island and settled in for the night until there was a soft knock on our door. George opened the door and was greeted by a gentleman who introduced himself as a fellow VW Eurovan traveler. He was traveling for a year on a similar route with his wife, daughter and dog and after a brief conversation we agreed to get together in the morning.


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