HOW DID YOU GET THERE IN 1877
In the year 1877 if you were living in the vicinity of the Chesapeake Bay and wanted to go someplace other than where you were, you could go down to the river, catch a ship going almost any where. Take a look at these steamboat schedules.
CHESTER RIVER STEAMBOAT COMPANY
On and after Monday, April 20, the steamer “George Law” will leave Chestertown every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 7 am, Ralphs at 7:15, Bookers at 7:45, Quaker Neck at 8, Greys Inn at 8:20, Queenstown at 9:30, Kent Island at 10, arriving to Baltinore at 12:30 pm.
Returning will leave Baltimore every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, at 10 am, and make the above stops.
Freight taken at reduced rates.
MARYLAND STEAMBOAT COMPANY
On and after Saturday, April 7, 1877, the steamer “ Highland Light” , Captain E. T. Leonard,
will leave pier 3, Light Street, foot of Camden, every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 9 pm, for Easton, Double Mills, Oxford, Clora's Point, Wallacks, Cambridge, Chancellor's Point, Cabin Creek and Medfords.
Making close connections with the Maryland & Delaware Railroad at Easton, and Dorchester & Delaware Railroad at Cambridge.
The Tuesday trip will extend to Denton making all the regular landings on the river.
On the return trip will leave Denton every Wednesday at noon, and every Monday, Wednesday and Friday will leave Medford's at 2, Cambridge at 5, Easton at 9 pm, arriving in Baltimore early the next morning. Freight solicited at low rate and careful handling.
Source: Denton Journal, April 1877, Denton Maryland, abstracts.