Where Chesapeake steamboats once docked
September 7, 2003
Travel Section of the Baltimore Sun
By Kennerly Clay
A two-lane stretch of road crawls toward the village of Whitehaven, between cornfields and head-high marsh grasses, past farm and chicken houses that teeter on a fading way of life. A bare breeze carries a distinctly Eastern Shore hint of salty sea, river marsh and soil — rooting me to this region I still consider home.
I grew up just down the road in Quantico, a town of about 100 people with roughly twice the population of Whitehaven, which is a short drive from Salisbury, a metropolis by comparison.