From Pine View Farm

Eastern Shore Wildlife Preserve 0

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Looking west towards the northern end of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel. The near bridge to the right of the picture crosses the Intracoastal Waterway; the far bridge to the left of the picture, known as the “High-Level Bridge,” crosses the North Channel of the Chesapeake Bay.


Salt Marshes.


Looking south into the sun at about 9 a. m. I cropped the sun glare out of the upper left corner of the picture.

Intracoastal Waterway

The Intracoastal Waterway cuts through the tip of the park.

Gun Bunker

During World War II, gun emplacements guarded the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay, matched by emplacements at Cape Henry. Subsequently, the Air Force used the base as a radar outpost. The military pulled out in 1980.

Gun Bunker

Here is the entrance to the bunker from the landward side . . .

Gun Bunker

. . . and a view inside the bunker.

Gun Bunker

The guns in action.

View from Bunker

Stairs to the outlook on the top of the bunker.


Looking north towards the village of Townsend from atop the bunker:

Family Graveyard

The family plot of the Hallett and the Fitchet families.

Details of the gravesite:



See the park’s website.

Pictures taken December 10, 2009.


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