“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Chesapeake Beach in Calvert County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)


Chesapeake Beach Railway Trail

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Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), December 18, 2020
1. Birds Marker
Ospreys build their nests on man-made structures such as the channel markers along the stream. They travel up Fishing Creek to hunt for fish, which make up 99 percent of the osprey's diet.

Only the male red-winged blackbird has a bright red patch on its upper wings.

Great blue herons nest in undisturbed forest areas in groups called heronries. They hunt by either standing still and waiting patiently for a fish to come along or by walking slowly through the water with their neck outstretched.

Kingfishers nest in sandy ground several miles away from their hunting grounds. The female kingfisher has a chestnut band across its belly that distinguishes it from the male Kingfisher.

The common tern is noticeable from its deeply forked tail.

Chesapeake Beach Railway Engine #12 with Coal Car and Passenger Cars
Trains carried passengers between Washington, D.C., and Chesapeake Beach from 1900 to 1935. The resort offered many attractions to the thousands of visitors who came to Chesapeake Beach for the day. The resort of the early 1900s offered a grand
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hotel, many restaurants and a casino. An exciting boardwalk was located over the water; it provided many entertainments including a carousel, eateries, a dancing pavilion, bandshell for brass bands, and a scenic railway. For more historical information, please visit the Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum.

Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsEntertainmentIndustry & CommerceRailroads & Streetcars. A significant historical year for this entry is 1900.
Location. 38° 41.294′ N, 76° 32.526′ W. Marker is in Chesapeake Beach, Maryland, in Calvert County. Marker is on Chesapeake Beach Railway Trail, 0.2 miles east of Delores Court, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3705 Harbor Rd, Chesapeake Beach MD 20732, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wetland Plants & Insects (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tree Canopy (about 600 feet away); Watershed (approx. 0.2 miles away); Wildlife along the Trail (approx. 0.2 miles away); Forest Edges (approx. 0.2 miles away); Abner's Crab House (approx. ¼ mile away); Fishing Creek Aquatic Life (approx. ¼ mile away); Chesapeake Beach Railway (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chesapeake Beach.
Birds Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), December 18, 2020
2. Birds Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on December 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 18, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 68 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 18, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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