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Chesapeake Bay News: 1 Bad, 1 Good
All from Chesapeake Bay Mag's: ChesapeakeBoating.net (Feb. eIssue)
First the good news:
Schaefer's Canal House Does Too
There's good news for hungry boaters at the top of the Bay, as well, with the reopening of the completely rebuilt Schaefer's Canal House. That longtime popular eating establishment-located on the north side of Chesapeake City, Md., at the western entrance to the Chesapeake & Delaware Canal-has been closed since 2005. Now the Giordano family, (who own Giordano's Restaurant in Kennett Square, Pa.) have rebuilt everything, including the docks. The restaurant and marina were due to open in early September. The Canal House fuel dock has been open since mid-summer. Here's the phone number: 410-885-7200.
Now the bad news:
Zebra mussels are now definitely on 'this side' of the Connowingo.
THE INVASIVE AND HIGHLY DESTRUCTIVE zebra mussel is continuing its march down the Bay. After discovering the invader a few years ago, first north and then south of the Conowingo Dam on the Susquehanna, officials put boaters on alert to wash their vessels and boots carefully-to prevent the critters from hitching a ride and spreading south. Now 20 young zebra mussels have been found attached to buoys off Havre de Grace, Md. Biologists know that these are recently spawned, since the buoys are pulled at the end of each season. Zebra mussels in the Great Lakes have caused millions of dollars of damage and wrecked havoc on the native wildlife populations.