Ghosts of Chesapeake Bay Port Towns

Did you know ghosts have been reported in the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum's attic in St. Michaels, Maryland? Other historic Chesapeake Bay port towns have also had some ghost sightings. Let's hope they are friendly like Casper.

Ghosts of Chesapeake Bay Port Towns

"It's no surprise that the confluence of waterways has spawned some of the oldest communities in the modern Chesapeake region. From rural wharfs to raucous seaports, the Bay's port towns have centuries of history, evocative settings and plenty of ghostly tales.
Middleton Tavern in the Annapolis's historic district is thought to be haunted by a man who was killed there in the 1800s. People call him Roland. "Roland has the reputation of being quite a drinker," said Mike Carter of Annapolis Ghost Tours. Bottles have been moved and slid off shelves, and one customer reported a bottle hovering in the air, then smashing to the floor. "It's almost always the good bottles," Carter said. "Top shelf stuff."

Onancock, VA, on the Delmarva Peninsula, was once a designated royal port in the American colonies. Its historic district, a member of the Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network, is home to The Inn at Onancock, where a feisty elderly lady who once owned the house has appeared to its present-day owner.

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, a Gateways member in St. Michaels, MD, has ghosts in the attic. Disembodied sounds have been heard on the upper floor of the building, which at one time hosted a brothel and now serves as the museum gift shop.

In Chestertown, MD, local residents continually offer new material for the annual ghost walk. "It was amazing once we started doing this, how much we heard," said Diane Daniels, director of the county historical society that sponsors the walk. "
Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network / By Lara Lutz
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