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There is always something to do in or around Chesapeake City.  Located on the Chesapeake & Delaware Canal, you feel like you could almost reach out and touch passing ships! 

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Join us for a fun-filled Murder Mystery weekend where guests assume the roles of suspects, murderer's, even victims. Everyone plays detective. Check our home page frequently for dates and specials!


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Ship and PilotThe C&D canal is the busiest canal in the US and the 3rd busiest in the world, according the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Visualized in the mid 1600's by Augustine Herman as a means to connect the Chesapeake Bay and  Delaware River, construction was started in 1804. Initially, construction was sporadic and involved some 2600 men, digging a "ditch" by hand.  It was finally "open for business" in 1829 and could accommodate mule drawn cargo and passenger barges. 
Today, the canal, with it's 35' deep, 400' wide channel has grown to a modern, electronically controlled commercial waterway that carries 40% of all ship traffic in and out of the port of Baltimore.
The US Army Corps of Engineers maintains a museum in South Chesapeake City with a sampling of the canal's history. Among the exhibits are the 1830 & 1852 steam engines and their 39' diameter water wheel used to pump water to the original locks. The Corps maintains a web site with additional information about the canal. As this is a link to their site for your convenience, please use your browser's BACK button to return to this page.


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