HISTORICAL KAYAK TOURS

Historical Tours of Chestertown Via Kayak

Widehall
Widehall

The C.V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience will be leading a historical kayak tour of the Chestertown waterfront in conjunction with Riverfest.

The tour is designed for beginner and intermediate kayakers and will trace the dynamic changes that have shaped the Chester River shoreline through the centuries, from the colonial development of the Custom House and Widehall; to the industrial history of the Chestertown Railroad Station, basket factory, and fertilizer plant; to the twentieth-century construction of the Chester River Bridge, Chestertown Armory, and Wilmer Park.

In the spirit of RiverFest, the tour will also consider the many ways that artists have interacted with the Chester River – from painters, photographers, and poets, to floating theatre actors and duck decoy carvers.

Tours will last approximately 90 minutes and will leave promptly from the Washington College Boathouse at 10:00 AM and 1:30 PM.

Tours are limited, pre-regitration is required, and participants need to provide their own kayaks and personal flotation device.

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