Sailing To New York City

Transiting The Chesapeake & Delaware Canal (continued)

The C & D Canal is about 1/3 in Maryland and 2/3 in Delaware. I observed that the Maryland portion looked much nicer on shore, with some hills and nice houses. In contrast, the Delaware portion was very flat and the houses were not nearly as nice.

At one point, we passed under a really neat cable-stayed bridge that carries Delaware Route 1 across the canal. Unfortunately, I didn't get a picture of it because I was at the helm, but there is an internet link to a page of bridge pictures, below.

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Kings Pointer, a training ship operated by the United States Merchant Marine Academy. For more information about the ship, see the internet links, below. Click on the left-hand picture to see a bigger version; use your browser's "back" command to return here.

Boats docked inside the small basin on the south side of the canal at Chesapeake City. According to the chart, the depths don't look very promising, although there were sailboats inside.   Motoring out on to the Delaware River, past Reedy Point on the left. There was a lot of traffic on the Delaware River.

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