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Details: Chesapeake watermen tour

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GETTING THERE

Galesville is about 36 miles from Washington. Take Route 50 east to Route 424 south toward Davidsonville. Turn right on Route 2 (Solomons Island Road), then left on Route 255 (Owensville Road), which dead-ends into Galesville.

STAYING THERE

The Inn at Pirates Cove

4817 Riverside Dr.

410-867-2300

www.piratescovemd.com/lodging.html

Steps from the West River. Rooms start at $95.

Zang Farm Bed and Breakfast

4475 Muddy Creek Rd., Harwood

410-867-3466

A queen room with private bath overlooking a country farm. $140.

Butterfly Fields Bed and Breakfast

320 Frank Moreland Pl., Lothian

410-271-1433

www.butterfly-fields.com

Relax in a solar-designed house and walk the gardens of a working farm. Rooms from $175.

EATING THERE

Pirate’s Cove Restaurant

4817 Riverside Dr.

410-867-2300

www.piratescovemd.com

Seafood abounds at this waterfront restaurant, where VanAlstine’s oysters may be available seasonally. Entrees start at $17.

Thursday’s Steak & Crab House

4851 Riverside Dr.

410-867-7200

thursdaysrestaurant.com

Wide-ranging menu including seafood classics. VanAlstine’s oysters are also sold here when available. Entrees start at $13.95.

PLAYING THERE

Watermen Heritage Tours

www.watermenheritagetours.org

Participating watermen and phone numbers are listed on the Web site. Tours are generally customizable. John VanAlstine (443-223-3433) charges $200 for a two-hour tour and between $500 and $600 for a six-hour tour. Year-round.

Galesville Heritage Museum

988 Main St.

410-867-9499

www.galesvilleheritagesociety.org

Learn about Galesville’s maritime past. Sundays from April to November, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., or by appointment. Free.

INFORMATION

www.chesapeakconservancy.org

www.watermenheritagetours.org

C.D.

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