Historic Photos of North Chesapeake City
1830 sketch of Back Creek & canal – note Back Creek at East end, no Basin at that time but Back Creek was marshy and much wider.
Very old photo (1840?) of the lock and Back Creek – looking west. Note lack of trees, just bare ground. Joseph Schaefer’s ships’ chandlery was to be at the area at top right.
Steam tug, Startle, headed East through High Bridge – North Side at right. It was the most active tug servicing the Chesapeake City segment of the canal.