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

Watershed

Chesapeake Beach Railway Trail

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, December 18, 2020
1. Watershed Marker
Inscription.  
Clean watersheds are important to the ecology of the Chesapeake Bay. The local Fishing Creek watershed is somewhat small in size and serves as a nursery and breeding grounds for many species of wildlife. It is important that we keep the watersheds trash and pollution free.

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The Chesapeake Beach Boardwalk Looking South
More shops and attractions could be found on the southern end of the Boardwalk. The Long Pier was located at this end of the Boardwalk after 1913; the steamships from Baltimore docked and discharged passengers on this pier. The pier had to be built so that the steamships could tie up and not run aground. Along the shore the bay was too shallow so the pier extended almost a smile out in the bay. The wonderful Dentzel carousel was located at the south end of the Boardwalk; sadly it was destroyed by fire in the fall of 1926. Visitors of all ages came from around the area to enjoy the Beach scenery and attractions, as well as to escape the hustle and bustle of city life and the summer humidity.

In 1930 the park amusements moved to land adjacent to the Boardwalk,
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By Devry Becker Jones, December 18, 2020
2. Watershed Marker
and the Park opened under the new name of Seaside Park. The remaining part of the Boardwalk was destroyed by a hurricane in 1933. The Long Pier was rebuilt after the storm; steamboats continued to use it until passenger service to the Beach ended in the early 1940s.

Seaside Park was in operation until the early years of World War II. During the War, the Park was closed for several years. In 1956 the Park reopened under new management and was known as Chesapeake Beach Amusement Park until it closed in the early 1970s. The community of Chesapeake Station now sits on the site that was once the amusement park. For more historical information, please visit the Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum.

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EntertainmentParks & Recreational AreasRailroads & StreetcarsWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 38° 41.367′ N, 76° 32.671′ W. Marker is in Chesapeake Beach, Maryland, in Calvert County. Marker is on Chesapeake Beach Railway Trail 0.1 miles west of Delores Court, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7922 Delores Ct, 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. Forest Edges (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Birds (approx. 0.2 miles away); Tree Canopy
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); Abner's Crab House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Chesapeake Beach Railway (approx. half a mile away); Bald Eagle (approx. half a mile away); Railroad Bed (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named The Chesapeake Beach Railway (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chesapeake Beach.
 
 
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 27 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 18, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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