Located on the Chesapeake Bay off Tangier Sound near the mouth of the Annemessex River, and the bordered to the south by the Pocomoke River, Crisfield has long been referred to as "The Crab Capital of the World."
For nearly three centuries the area now called "Crisfield" has been famous for its seafood - especially its Blue Crab and Oysters, its watermen, its natural beauty and its sense of community built on a common faith and deep roots. It's a waterfront hamlet with a "home town" feel and a Mecca for travelers anxious to experience water recreation, ecological wonders and friendly people and some of the best seafood in the country.
There are few towns in the State of Maryland that have retained their cultural heritage as Crisfield has. That culture is still reflected in the buildings, streetscapes, residential communities, churches, landscape and the faces of the people that live and work in the Crisfield area.
C r i s f i e l d F a c t s
- Crisfield is the southern-most town in the State of Maryland, located in Somerset County on the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay.
- Climate: Temperate but seasonal
- Total Land Area: 3 sq. miles, 1.6 of those square miles is land and 1.4 is water.
The surface area of the town is 46.36% water.
The City Dock and Somers Cove Marina
Crisfield has a protected harbor which encourages fishing and cruising vessels. Many crabbers and oystermen bring in their catches of the day via this harbor which is lined by seafood packing plants. The downtown area rests directly on the waterfront where there is a large city pier, perfect for visitors who want to experience the true flavor of the Crisfield culture. The municipal wharf and much of the town that rests on the shoreline, is built on a foundation of oyster shells
Somers Cove Marina is a well-maintained marina which handles local and transient boaters and is the largest state-owned marina in Maryland. Amenities include 485 boat slips, large pavilion, a hotel, swimming pool, comfort stations, laundry facilities, 3 launching ramps, and close proximity to the downtown area of Crisfield with shuttle service.
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