Steamboats on the Choptank River

Steamboats on the Choptank River (HM1ANB)

Location: Denton, MD 21629 Caroline County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 53.298', W 75° 50.377'

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Connecting Denton to the World

Steamboats carrying passengers and freight brought prosperity to Denton and Caroline County during the late 1800s and early 1900s.

Caroline County's economy was based on agriculture. Farmers had to market their products. Steamboats quickly and efficiently carried fresh and canned vegetables and fruit to the Chesapeake Bay and on to markets in Baltimore and elsewhere.

Farmers prospered. Canneries, granaries, a flourmill, fertilizer warehouses, a shirt factory, stores and a blacksmith shop flourished along the river in West Denton. Businessmen built banks and shops in Denton.

The steamboat era began in 1846 when the Maryland steamed upriver. It ended when the City of Denton docked here for the last time in the 1920s.

[text with background image] Early sternwheeler on the Choptank River.

[text with middle image] The Avalon, one of the largest steamboats, tied up at the Maryland Steamboat Terminal in West Denton.

[text with top right image] The steamboat Joppa, an elegant workhorse of the Choptank, heads downriver from the West Denton wharves.

[text with bottom right image] Sacks of bone meal for fertilizer and cans of oysters shipped from West Denton to other markets.
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HM NumberHM1ANB
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Placed ByChesapeake Bay Gateways Network
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Date Added Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 9:42am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 427181 N 4304716
Decimal Degrees38.88830000, -75.83961667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 53.298', W 75° 50.377'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 53' 17.88" N, 75° 50' 22.62" W
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Area Code(s)410, 443
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 10216 River Landing Rd, Denton MD 21629, US
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