Lunch on the C&D Canal

The Chesapeake and Delaware Canal was built to connect the Chesapeake Bay with the Delaware River, to save time transporting goods mainly between Baltimore and Philadelphia. The canal was completed in 1829, originally a lock canal, now a sea level canal. In the 1920s the federal government assigned ownership and operation of the C&D canal to the United States Army Corps of Engineers. Wikipedia offers a good account of the canal’s fascinating history since its inception in the 17th century.

One fine October afternoon at the end of the 20th century my mother took me to lunch at the Chesapeake Inn overlooking the C&D Canal and marina in Chesapeake City, Md. Here are some photos I took during our visit.

C&D Canal Bridge 1

Chesapeake City Bridge over the C&D Canal.

C&D Canal Scenes 3

Chesapeake City, Md.

Below, more scenes along the canal:

C&D Canal Scenes 1

C&D Canal Scenes 2

A barge went by when we were eating lunch and I tried to get a photo through the restaurant window, but mostly what I got were our reflections.

C&D Canal Scenes 5

C&D Canal Scenes 6

C&D Canal Scenes 7

Red Boat CD001

“Red Boat” — An enlargement of this photo was exhibited in a gallery in Naples, Fla., on Fifth Avenue South.

C&D Canal Scenes 8

C&D Canal Scenes 9

–Samantha Mozart

10 Responses to Lunch on the C&D Canal

  1. Red says:

    Awww… more home-like images! My favorite pic is the second from the bottom.

    (sidenote, I’ve had issues with accessing your comment section from my work computer, so I’ve been reading, but not showing my presence! – it happens to my husband’s blog, too.)

    • sammozart says:

      I’ve had other readers say they have trouble accessing the comment section, Red. Sometimes they can and sometimes they can’t. It’s mystifying. I’ve tinkered with it and nothing seems to work. May be my WordPress theme or maybe my web host, I don’t know. Anyway, I will come back to visit your site; I’m just running a little behind. Glad you like the Chesapeake City home-like images. It is a picturesque town.

  2. Gwynn Rogers says:

    Hmm, I tried to leave a comment from your Facebook post and Facebook couldn’t find your page. Anyway, I loved the pictures as they remind me of the Seattle Locks. Like Susan, since it is near my dinner time, I was looking for your lunch. Beautiful shots of the area. Thanks!

    • sammozart says:

      Hmm. I wonder what you clicked on, Gwynn. I tried it and found the page just fine. The only pictures of my food I’ve taken are for a recipe book I was planning. Since this lunch on the C&D Canal was nearly 20 years ago, I’m having a hard time remembering what I ate. It was good, though; that I remember.

      So nice to see you come by and visit. It means a lot to me. 🙂 Thanks.

  3. Beautiful. Sounds like a great day spent with your mom. And in October, pleasant weather, too. The photo of the red boat is gorgeous, certainly gallery quality. Looks like a peaceful place to take a walk after a delicious lunch. Thank you for sharing.

    • sammozart says:

      I try to travel mostly in October, Silvia. The weather is great pretty much everywhere at that time of the year, at least in the U.S. Chesapeake City is a peaceful place, a good place to go on a day’s outing.


  4. Susan scott says:

    I was hoping also for photos of the lunch Samantha I must confess.. Maybe blueberry scones whose recipe you were able to wangle out of the resteranteur? But, never mind, the photos are beautiful. Was the red boat photo that was exhibited, yours? I suspect so .. You really do have an eye. I always have a few scrolls to check them out.

    • sammozart says:

      These are all my photos, Susan, unless I note otherwise. “Red Boat” was one of six of my photos exhibited in the Naples gallery.

      You know, I don’t recall what I had for lunch. Wish I could go back and do it again. This A-Z photo series makes me miss my mother, as you probably know.

      Thanks for the photo compliments.

      Thank you for your dedication staying with us on the A-Zs thus far. I know you are about to embark on your Botswana journey. Safe and happy travels — and lots of photos, please. 🙂

  5. Pat Garcia says:

    I am not sure, but in 2004 I drove up to Queens in New York City from Augusta Georgia to visit my aunt and I do believe I drove over the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal because I had to drive through a corner of Maryland and a corner of Delaware. The photographs are wonderful and are really motivating me to take another long trip throughout the United States.
    Love this.

    Patricia @ EverythingMustChange

    • sammozart says:

      When I-95 crosses from Maryland into Delaware, it crosses at the top of the Chesapeake Bay, above the C&D canal; that is, north of it. The dramatic body of water you crossed was at the Conowingo Dam at the mouth of the Susquehanna River, just north of Havre de Grace (pronounced “havver dee grace”), Md., where that river meets the Chesapeake Bay. That’s a pretty area over there, a historic tourist site.

      We have a few road trips planned together, I think, now, Patricia — one here and one in Italy.