Maryland Steamboat Company's Joppa Wharf at Denton
The Wharves at Choptank Crossing
Golden Age of Steam on the Choptank River
Here you'll find the restored Joppa steamboat wharf and terminal from the 1800s, a visitor center and museum, and a Chesapeake Bay skipjack. This area was once a thriving port, forty miles inland from the mouth of the Choptank.
These attractions are part of the Choptank River Heritage Center. The Center's larger purpose is to tell the stories of the Eastern Shore's longest river and the history of the land and its people.
The Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network
The Wharves of Choptank Crossing is a partner with the Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network.
The Network and its partner sites promote appreciation, enjoyment and conservation of the people, places and plants and animals of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed that stretches from New York to Virginia. Visit this and other sites in the Gateways Network to experience the Bay's stories, culture, spirit and mystery.
Location. 38° 53.305′ N, 75° 50.378′ W. Marker is in Denton, Maryland, in Caroline County. Marker is on River Landing Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Denton MD 21629, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers Choptank River Heritage Center-Steal Away by River (here, next to this marker); Steamboats on the Choptank River (a few steps from this marker); Hubs of Activity (within shouting distance of this marker); Nest of Traitors (within shouting distance of this marker); Moses and the Hounds (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Neck Meeting House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Tuckahoe Neck Meeting House-Living Their Beliefs (approx. 0.3 miles away); Neck Meeting House Native Garden (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Denton.
Categories. • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on October 6, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 6, 2016, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 194 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 6, 2016, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.