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

Fishing Creek Aquatic Life

 
 
Fishing Creek Aquatic Life Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), September 12, 2021
1. Fishing Creek Aquatic Life Marker
Inscription.  
Look and see if you can see any of these fish or reptiles swimming in the creek below.

Keep an eye out for turtles sunning sunning themselves on rocks and the banks of the creek.

• Red-eared sliders can live up to 30 years. They have poor hearing but can sense your presence through the vibrations you create when moving.
• Snapping turtles are unable to pull themselves into their shells like other turtles. Instead, they use their long necks and powerful bite to attack when they sense danger.

Turtle Shells:
Turtle shells are made of Plastron on the underside and the Carapace on the top shell. Most turtles pull their limbs into their shells when they see danger.

Historic Railroad Station, Chesapeake Beach, Maryland
Looking east from this vantage point, you can see the roof of the Chesapeake Beach Railway Station. This is now the Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum. The station served the first trains that brought visitors during the summer of 1900. On June 9, 1900, the Town celebrated the grand opening of the Chesapeake Beach Resort. The resort was envisioned
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and built by Otto Mears and David Moffat and a group of their business associates from Denver, Colorado. For more historical information, please visit the Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum.

 
Erected by Chesapeake Beach Railway Trail.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceParks & Recreational AreasRailroads & Streetcars. A significant historical date for this entry is June 9, 1900.
 
Location. 38° 41.433′ N, 76° 32.284′ W. Marker is in Chesapeake Beach, Maryland, in Calvert County. Marker is on Harbor Road, 0.3 miles east of Delores Court, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3800 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. Abner's Crab House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wildlife along the Trail (about 400 feet away); Chesapeake Beach Railway (about 700 feet away); Bald Eagle (about 800 feet away); Railroad Bed (approx. 0.2 miles away); Wetland Plants & Insects (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named The Chesapeake Beach Railway (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Chesapeake Beach Railway (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chesapeake Beach.
 
Fishing Creek Aquatic Life Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), September 12, 2021
2. Fishing Creek Aquatic Life Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 14, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 176 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 14, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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