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North Beach in Calvert County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Cliffs of Calvert

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, August 30, 2019
1. Cliffs of Calvert Marker
Inscription.  The Cliffs of Calvert dominate the shoreline for 30 miles along the coast of Calvert County. They are as impressive a sight today as they were in 1608 when Captain John Smith came upon them "Rickard Cliffs". The cliffs were formed over 15 million years ago when all of Southern Maryland was covered by water. Those ancient sea floors are now being carved by the wind and waves into the scenic cliffs we see today. Over 600 species of fossils have been taken from the cliffs and identified, most abundant of which are the teeth of various species of sharks.
 
Location. 38° 42.154′ N, 76° 31.926′ W. Marker is in North Beach, Maryland, in Calvert County. Marker is at the intersection of Bay Avenue and 1st Street, on the right when traveling north on Bay Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8800 Bay Avenue, North Beach MD 20714, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Town of North Beach (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); North Beach Boardwalk (approx. 0.2 miles away); Beach & Pier (approx. 0.2 miles away); Early Businesses
Cliffs of Calvert Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, August 30, 2019
2. Cliffs of Calvert Marker
(approx. 0.3 miles away); North Beach Pier (approx. 0.3 miles away); Russell David Hall (approx. 0.3 miles away); Beach Buccaneers (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lt Brendan Looney (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in North Beach.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 30, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 30, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 52 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 30, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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