Hello again. Saint Michaels, Maryland is located on a thin strip of land along the Miles River and there are all kinds of boats. . . .
There’s even a replica of Captain John Smith’s small craft, or “shallop” used for the first detailed European exploration of the Chesapeake Bay in 1608.
You’ll also find an interesting lighthouse that’s part of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. The Hooper Strait Lighthouse was condemned by the U.S. government and nearly demolished. The museum purchased it from the demolition contractor for $1,000(!) and had it towed to its new home in St. Michaels in 1966.
The interior is pretty sparse, but I got a closeup of a light inside:
Since we were on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, we had to have crabcakes. St. Michaels Crab and Steak House has some very good ones, and this beautiful stained glass:
While reviewing all my photos, I was struck by how photogenic St. Michaels is. Whether it be brightly-colored doors,
beautiful storefronts decorated for the season
or sunlit yellows with the stars and bars,
This is one lovely little town.
Thanks so much for joining me.