Contee's Wharf: A Vital LinkSince the 1700s there has been a road leading to Contee's Wharf. Deep water and the protection provided by Big Island made it a natural port. The river has served as a vital link between area residents and the outside world. The wharf was the center for trade and commerce as well as the latest news and gossip. Sailing vessels brought imported goods such as china and fine cloth to exchange for tobacco grown on Java. The wharf also served other farms in the area. The steamboat Emma Giles called at Contee's Wharf into the 20th century and ferried people, crops, and livestock.
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|Date Added||Wednesday, February 18th, 2015 at 9:04am PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 365664 N 4305645|
|Decimal Degrees||38.88941667, -76.54891667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 53.365', W 76° 32.935'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 53' 21.9" N, 76° 32' 56.1" W|
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|Area Code(s)||410, 443, 301|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 450-458 Contees Wharf Rd, Edgewater MD 21037, US|
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