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Tolchester, looking out towards the bay from hotel


View of the steamship "Louise" docked at the pier on the Chesapeake Bay in Tolchester, Maryland, as seen from the entrance of the Hotel Tolchester. Owned by the Tolchester Steamboat Company, the "Louise" was one of the most popular excursion steamers on the Chesapeake Bay and could hold 2,500 passengers. Tolchester was the site of the Tolchester Beach Amusement Park, which consisted of a bathing beach, amusement park, racetrack, and hotel, and was in operation from 1877 to 1962. The Kent County park was a popular vacation destination for Baltimoreans as it was only 27 miles across the Chesapeake Bay and the Tolchester Steamboat Company ran daily excursions to Tolchester from Baltimore, Maryland.



circa 1883


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10 x 8

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1 print

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