Explore Maryland's Chesapeake Bay

Northbeach on the Western shores of Chesapeake Bay.
Chesapeake Bay is to a greater extent than than crab cakes, peculiarly its Western shore. Long idea of every bit a sleeping room community for Washington, D.C., the Western shore is packed amongst interesting places to choke together with things to do.

Boats, boats, everywhere you lot look.
What to create roughly the water
If you lot similar the H2O together with boating you'll dear it here. Fingers of province jut into the bay making perfect, protected anchorages that bristle amongst masts together with powerboat bridges.


Calvert Marine Museum












At skilful identify to offset is Calvert Marine Museum inward Solomons. The museum covers all facets of expanse boating from boat building, commercial fishing, racing together with pleasure.





Pawtuxent Small Craft Guild.
In the dock expanse you'll notice historic arts and crafts of all kinds on display besides every bit the working headquarters for the Pawtuxent Small Craft Guild. Nearby is a classic woodworking shop.

Drum Point Lighthous








Also fascinating is the 1883 hexagonal Drum Point Lighthouse that dominates the side past times side docks.  

Pawtuxent River Cruises offers our-long cruises aboard the historic 189 buyboat Wm. B. Tennison docked at the marina there.








Fishing to a greater extent than your thing? I went out on Mary Lou Too, a 46-foot charter angling boat, amongst its personable captain Russ Mogel. Striped bass (stripers, rockfish) are overstep springtime catches; dark drum, spot, croakers, body of body of water trout, Castilian mackerel, white perch together with bluefish are prevalent the balance of the year.

Sharp's Island Light
Ours was non a angling expedition together with thence nosotros headed for the Sharp's Island Light, the famous leaning lighthouse. An H2O ice tempest caused its Tower of Pisa opinion together with although it notwithstanding works, the construction looks to a greater extent than similar a tipsy, rusty derelict that has larn an erstwhile seagulls' home.

As nosotros approached the docks, nosotros saw an eagle devouring its grab on the jetties.

Eagle at brunch.








Fishermen at Northbeach Pier.











 You tin notice charter boats all over the expanse besides every bit angling piers similar the i at North Beach.

Explore Maryland's Chesapeake Bay