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Town of Chesapeake City MD

Today, Chesapeake City is the only town in Maryland that is situated on a working commercial canal. Most of its interesting 19th-century architecture remains intact, and the area that encompasses it on the south bank has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places. At the city dock, pleasure boaters find a tranquil harbor off the busy Inter-Coastal Waterway, of which the canal is a major element. From the basin, visitors can walk easily into town or tour the Canal Museum, where the story of the canal is told and the massive waterwheel and steam engines that filled the locks stand in mute testimony. Outside is a replica of the lighthouses that lined the canal in days gone by.

Chesapeake City now is a destination widely known for its unique inland view of ocean-going vessels, for the proudly preserved and displayed reminders of its history, and for its friendly hospitality. Travelers discover fine dining, picturesque stores, outdoor concerts, seasonal events, and outstanding bed & breakfasts. From its origin as a rough and rowdy boom town, through an era of dispiriting depression, Chesapeake City has emerged as a charming and interesting place with a warm welcome for its visitors.



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Mosquito Spraying

Mosquito spraying began on Thursday, June 7, 2018, and will continue on a schedule of, every other Thursday, throughout the summer.

10th Annual Summer Canal Race 5K Walk/Run

Date & Time: Saturday, June 30, 2018 Time: Warm-up 6:00 AM Start of Race 8:00 AM Race Location: Schaefer’s Restaurant Bank St. Parking Lot Race Parking: Under the Chesapeake City Bridge Entry Cost: $25.00 with pre-registration by June 22, 2018 $30.00 after June 22,...

4 Slips Available For Rent For the 2018 Summer Season

The Town of Chesapeake City has 4 slips available for rent for the 2018 Summer Season. $2550.00/Season (May - October) For questions or more information, please contact Valerie Walls during Town Hall business hours at...

Town of Chesapeake City Notice of Proposed Real Property Decrease

The Town of Chesapeake City proposes to increase real property taxes. For the tax year beginning July 1, 2018, the estimated real property assessable base bill will decrease by 3.8% from $84,355,130 to $84,033,392. If Chesapeake City maintains the current real...

Town Council Approved Charter Amendment Resolutions

On Monday, April 9, 2018, Town Council approved: Charter Amendment Resolution No. 2017.11 (Click to view resolution) A Resolution of the Town of Chesapeake City, Maryland for Purposes of Amending the Charter of the Town of Chesapeake City to require the Mayor to...

Single-Stream Recycling

PLEASE EMPTY OUT ALL FOOD AND LIQUIDS Food and beverage cartons Mixed paper: catalogues, magazines, newspapers, junk mail and envelopes Food boxes, toilet paper, and FLATTENED cardboard boxes Aluminum cans and empty aerosol cans Plastic bottles, jugs, containers and...

Chesapeake City Transportation Service Survey

Please take a few minutes to complete the survey that Cecil County Transportation Services and the Town of Chesapeake City are conducting to determine if there is a need for transportation services to be offered in Chesapeake City. It will only take a few minutes of...