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We spotted "Chessy" years ago in Lankford Bay Marina, Rock Hall, MD
We were surprised to have "Chessy" show up in our marina up the Chester River back in the 90's. A manatee makes quite a surprising sight as he surfaces and loudly breathes with his whiskers aquiver. My husband had lived in Florida for a number of years and immediatly knew it was a manatee. We called the Natural Resource Police and I think they thought we had enjoyed too many adult beverages. Fortunately our sighting was backed up with more calls.
He was later cornered in Queenstown harbor and got a lift to the National Aquarium for a little sightseeing. After ensuring he was good to go, he was then given a ticket to fly home to Florida. As I remember, he returned to the Bay the following year and ever traveled further north.
It was nice to have him visit just as long as he was able to avoid the dangers of propellers in that long journey. I want to know, did he travel up the ditch or go outside?
Kent Island, MD