Thursday, August 04, 2011

Road Trip to Port Deposit, Maryland

We left Hastings on Friday morning around 7:45 for a trip down to Port Deposit, Maryland to visit our niece and her family and to enjoy Maryland hospitality for a few days.  We took two lane roads the whole way.

After picking up our mail at the Post Office before leaving Hastings on Friday morning, I got this picture of the weeds lining a fence behind the post office building.

One of the Roadway Giants along the Lincoln Highway (Route 30).

The newest edition, that I know of, to a collection of murals painted along the Lincoln Highway across Pennsylvania are these on the outside wall of the Lincoln Lanes Bowling Center, east of Chambersburg, PA.

I'm not quite sure but I think these murals are the work of Wayne Fettro.

Mr. Ed's Elephant Museum, located between Caledonia State Park and Gettysburg, PA.

This building is on corner of the traffic circle in Abbottstown, PA at the northwest corner of King Street.  We haven't been able to find a name or business attached to this structure, so we figure it's a private home. It was built in 1884.

This GP-16 belonging to the Genesee and Wyoming, Inc. stops traffic along Market Street in West York, PA.  The company took over the York Rail Company in 2002.  They operate the short lines through York, PA.  The original Genesee and Wyoming Railroad was found in 1894.  Visit for more information.

Just a sign that caught my eye while in the first block of East Market Street in York.

Port Deposit, MD  --  This next section of photographs was shot while exploring historic downtown Port Deposit over the weekend.   There are about 800 residents of the town.

Port Deposit Town Hall. This building is constructed completely from local granite, which was probably cut from the hills behind the building.

As you can see, most of the buildings in town used the local granite in their construction.

The majority of the homes are on the National Register of Historic Places.

This building reminds me of federalist architecture.

A lot of the houses are gaily painted as is befitting their origins.

The next three photographs were taken the two times we visited the Susky River Grille. We enjoyed some Natty Boh, Susky Ale, a crab sandwich and some blackened chicken.

The outside bar overlooking the Susquehanna River.

These boats are at Tomes Dock right off the deck of the outdoor bar of the Susky River Grille.

Street view of the Susky River Grille.

Bees Nest Patio Bar features live entertainment on the weekend.  We got to enjoy Muddy Water Blues Band!

Bicycles parked in front of the Bees Nest Express store.

On Saturday we headed out to Havre de Grace, Maryland.

It's been quite awhile since we've been to the bay.  I enjoyed looking at the various boats and remembering my days of crewing on the The Royal Scam.

I was lucky enough to catch this commuter train crossing a bridge across from Frank J. Hutchins Memorial Park.

The Promenade Boardwalk runs for several blocks and takes you out over the water for a unique view.  You can walk from Concord Point Lighthouse to Tydings Park.

I could have spent hours photographing the doors of Havre de Grace.

Outside fascade of a framing shop and art gallery.

The side of the building shown above.

Local Artisan Dolores Mather strings a beaded necklace inside her shop on St. John Street in Havre de Grace, MD.

The Lantern Queen, a replica of an old-time paddle wheelboat once used along the shores of the Chesapeake Bay.

Concord Point Lighthouse, built in 1827.  The building is 36 feet tall and has 27 granite and 8 metal steps leading from the base to the lantern room.

Sunday, as we started for home, we stopped at the Conowingo Reservoir Fishing Park which is just below the Conowingo Dam on the Susquehanna River.

Black Vulture looking for some food.

A view of the dam from a little observation deck built along the river.

A close-up of one of a dozens of vultures that were hanging around the fishing area.

Heron looking for a fish.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Sure enjoyed this trip via your photos!