Did you know Delmarva is an island?
At Best of Delmarva, we are passionate about the island, it’s people and all the natural beauty there is to enjoy. From the Eastern Shore of Maryland to the beaches of the Atlantic Ocean, from Chesapeake City to Cape Charles there is so much to see, do and discover!
Whatever you are looking for Delmarva can deliver! Our mission is to showcase all the island has to offer by bringing travelers, islanders and businesses together! We are building to become the premiere online resource for the Delmarva Peninsula.
More about the island…
The Chesapeake and Delaware canal dissects the northernmost part of the peninsula from Reedy Point, Delaware to Chesapeake City, Maryland. In the 1820’s, what began as a private venture was eventually purchased by the United States government and expanded over time by the Army Corps of Engineers.
Today, the canal is 14 miles long, 35 feet deep and 450 feet wide, allowing for two-way traffic for most ocean going vessels. The canal is one of the few “fully sea-level canals in the world” and provides a 300 mile shortcut for ship traffic between the Port of Baltimore and the Northeastern United States cities and Europe, according to www.pennways.com.
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