Aerial image over Wicomico River at sunset
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Whitehaven, Maryland

Where in the LESMD Region is it located?

Whitehaven is located at the end of Whitehaven Road (MD Route 352) on the north bank of the Wicomico River.

How did it come to be?

Whitehaven was initially developed as a land transportation hub, then later became an official port after the Wicomico River was dredged.

What is the primary economic activity?

While the area is primarily residential it is home to the Whitehaven ferry – one of the oldest continuously operating ferries in the United States. The waterfront community is still used for fishing, oystering, and crabbing boats to this day.