A special thanks to Nancy Aldrich for sharing this image of the steamboat and railroad terminal at Claiborne, Maryland with the Talbot Historical Society! Nancy’s family owned a farm across the water from the terminal! Claiborne, Maryland was laid out in 1875 by local residents Theophilus Cockey, Frank Turner, and Joseph B. Seth in anticipation of a possible steamboat and railroad connection there. 11 years later General Joseph B. Seth succeeded in getting a charter for the railroad from the Maryland legislature on April 1, 1886 thus the Baltimore, Chesapeake, and Atlantic railroad was born! The line ran by ferry from Baltimore to Claiborne and then by railroad on to Ocean City, Maryland. Facts: “ Talbot County: A History” by Dickson J. Preston 1983.
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