If you are keeping track, yes this is the fourth shot of birds at chesapeake beach, that has shown up here on MDP.
These birds saved me today as I fell asleep last night before I could dig a more recent photo out of my computer to post today.
The town of Chesapeake beach began as a resort community, servicing visitors from Washington DC who came by rail and visitors from Baltimore who came by ship to the western shore of the bay. In 1935 the railroad closed after the depression took its toll on vacation traffic. Today the town doesn’t serve the huge crowds each weekend that it did at the turn of the last century, but it’s still a popular weekend spot.
Here’s one more shot of the Navy Pier Fire in Solomons. I really liked this picutre from the start with the sunset and the smoke together. You can just make out the shadows of people standing on the fishing pier observing the fire.
Today’s picture comes to us thanks to Chris C. who was an eyewitness to last winter’s fire at the Navy Pier in Solomons. The wooden pier burned for hours. Above you can see the view from just south of the Governor Thomas Johnson bridge. We have a close up below in which you can see to the right that there’s a ship docked at the pier. That boat,which caught on fire but was not destroyed,was later towed to the open water.
This is the Drum Point Lighthouse formerly located where the north end of the Patuxent reaches the Chesapeake, but currently situated in the middle of the Calvert Marine Museum. Construction on the light finished in 1883, and it served the area well, as many boats had run aground in the shallow areas around drum point. While it was orignally built in the water, by the 1970′s it was competely on land due to the constantly growing shoreline from the deposit of silt from upstream.
In the 70′s it was moved to its current home after it had been vandialized and abandoned following its decommisisioning in the 60′s.
Here’s is picture of a house that’s located in quite an unusual spot. Any guesses? I’ll post the answer tomorrow.