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Captain Peter Parker arrived at Swan Creek in the HMS Menelaus August 20, 1814. The British had terrorized towns in the Upper Bay all summer, but Parker came with a special mission---to divert attention from a strike against the U.S. Capital.
While . . . — — Map (db m80634) HM
For centuries, people have made their living on the water here at Rock Hall. Earliest accounts of the place relate that fisherman hauled in enormous amounts of rockfish; some believe the fish gave the town its name.
A Working Waterfront . . . — — Map (db m69896) HM
Keen eyes spot prey from 3,000 feet away. T he hunt begins for the raptor. Wings spread outward while the powerful feet extend downward. The sharp, heavy talons grasp hold of the unsuspecting animal. Soon a hooked beak will tear it apart. The hunt . . . — — Map (db m69897) HM
The aquatic ecosystem of Chesapeake Bay supports a remarkable diversity of sea creatures.
From bottom-dwellers to swimmers to reef-clutching shellfish, the Bay environment produces more than $175 million in commercial harvests each year. . . . — — Map (db m69889) HM
One of senior officers of Continental Navy in opening years of Revolutionary War. Noted for his daring raids on British shipping. In his Sloop of War Reprisal he took Benjamin Franklin to France in 1776. Was first American Naval Officer in . . . — — Map (db m3072) HM
Lieutenant Colonel Philip Reed and his Maryland militia allegedly tried to fool British Troops at anchor off the Chester River. He directed his small force of cavalry to ferry back and forth between mainland and Eastern Neck Island, hoping British . . . — — Map (db m80652) HM
The village was named for the steamboat Gratitude, which from 1888 to 1914 made regular stops here and in Centreville from the Light Street Piers in Baltimore. Before the advent of motor transport, steamboats opened remote towns to commerce, . . . — — Map (db m138231) HM
Much like people travel to their destinations on interstate highways, birds migrate along flyways. Many different roads lead onto major highways. The same is true for flyways: birds fly to the major routes from various starting points and fly to . . . — — Map (db m69915) HM
The geography of Rock Hall puts it smack dab in the middle of a well-traveled transportation route. From the beginning, it served as a key ferry terminus linking the Eastern and Annapolis shores. Our nation’s founding fathers, traveling . . . — — Map (db m69894) HM
Site of Rock Hall Mansion for which the town was named. Landing of Annapolis - Rock Hall Packet used by George Washington on eight known trips through Kent County. A convenient route used by many prominent persons of Colonial and Revolutionary . . . — — Map (db m3074) HM
Formerly known as Rock Hall Cross Roads. Main Street is part of first road cut in Kent County in 1675. George Washington passed here eight known times. Tench Tilghman used this route from Yorktown to Philadelphia in October 1781. — — Map (db m3075) HM
Major Joseph Wickes, who settled on Eastern Neck Island c. 1658, was Chief Justice of Kent County. Before 1674 the Court met at Wickliffe, his home here (no longer standing). By 1680 he had acquired 864 acres, the southern half of the island, which . . . — — Map (db m3076) HM