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.

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