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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.



Town Council Special Session

Chesapeake City Town Council to hold a SPECIAL SESSION WITH A CLOSED SESSION AFTERWARD TO DISCUSS PERSONNEL MATTERS.  Monday, October 22, 2018 @ 6:30 p.m. at Town...

Halloween Parade Route Change

Although the Town of Chesapeake City has no authority over the decision made by Chesapeake City Elementary School to reroute the Halloween Parade, we were disappointed to learn that they had changed the route. It is our understanding the parade route was changed due...

Public Notice

Town of Chesapeake City Yard Waste Information Last day for Yard Waste – Monday, December 10, 2018 Yard Waste pick-up resumes – Monday, March 4, 2019 CHRISTMAS TREE PICK-UP ONLY on Mondays in January and February *If necessary, you may schedule a special or emergency...

Planning Commission Public Notice

The Planning Commission has an IMMEDIATE OPENING! If interested, please submit Resume and Letter of Interest to Town Hall by Wednesday, October 31, 2018. For questions, call...

Delmarva Power Readies Ahead of Hurricane Florence

Pepco Readies Ahead of Hurricane Florence (Click to view original article) With Hurricane Florence expected to bear down on the eastern seaboard in less than 36 hours, Pepco's full emergency response organization is ready.  Employees and local contractors have...

Chesapeake City Water Tower Now On-Line

The long-awaited day has come...the new Chesapeake City Water Tower is ON-LINE and flowing!! We would like to thank CBI, KCI, Artesian, CCPS, USDA, MDE and everyone else who helped complete this project! This is a major upgrade to the Town's Infrastructure which will...

10th Annual Chesapeake City New Year’s Day 5K Run/Walk

Registration & Warm-up @ 10:30 AM - Bohemia Ave. (Between 3rd & 4th St.) *NOVA TIMING CHIP SYSTEM TO BE UTILIZED BY RACES2RUN* RACE FEES $25 for pre-registration BEFORE Dec. 21, 2018 $30 for registration AFTER Dec. 21, 2018 $15 for Kids 11 & Under REGISTER...

Price REDUCED!

The Town of Chesapeake City has 4 slips available in the basin for rental. $1275.00/Season (June - October) Please contact Town Hall Monday-Friday from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm for inquiries or questions.

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...

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