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Schaefer's Canal House and Marina
33 MD - Top Of The  Bay
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Lat: 39°31.768' N Long: 75°48.776' W  Tide: 3 ft.  Current: 2 kt. Chart: 12273
Rep. Depths (MLW): Entry: 36 ft. Fuel Dock: 14 ft. Max Slip/Moor: 14 ft./—
Access: From Delaware/Chesapeake Bays to the C & D Canal

Marina Facilities (In Season/Off Season)
Fuel: Gasoline, Diesel, High Speed Pumps
Slips: 35 Total, 35 Transient  Max LOA: 260 ft.  Max Beam: n/a
  Rate (per ft.): Day $1*  Week Inq.  Month n/a
  Power: 30 amp $5, 50 amp $10, 100 amp n/a, 200 amp n/a
  Cable TV: No  Dockside Phone: No
  Dock Type: Fixed
Moorings: 0 Total  Launch: n/a
  Rate: Day n/a  Week n/a  Month n/a
Heads: 8 Toilet(s)
Internet: No  Laundry: None
Pump-Out: No  Fee: n/a  Closed Heads: Yes

Marina Operations
Owner/Manager: Rich Ostrander  Dockmaster: Stacey Byerly
In-Season: Mar-Nov, 8am-8pm  Off-Season: Dec-Feb, Closed
After-Hours Arrival: Call in advance
Reservations: Yes, Preferred  Credit Cards: Visa/MC, AmEx, Discover
Discounts: Boat/US  Dockage: 10%  Fuel: n/a  Repair: n/a
Pets: Welcome, Dog Walk Area  Handicap Access: No
Schaefer's Marina
208 Bank Street, Chesapeake City, MD  21915
Tel: (410) 885-2204  VHF: Monitor Ch. 16  Talk Ch. 68
Fax: (410) 885-2206  Alternate Tel: (410) 885-2200
Email: n/a  Web: www.newschaeferscanalhouse.com
Nearest Town: Elkton (6 mi.)  Tourist Info: (410) 398-5076

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Marina Services and Boat Supplies
Services - Docking Assistance, Boaters' Lounge  Communication - Fax, Phone Message, Courier, FedEx, UPS, Express Mail  Supplies - On Site: Ice Cube   3+ Miles: Bait/Tackle (Sarge's Bait Tackle 620-9183, 6 mi.), Propane (Summit Bridge 836-0800, 5 mi.), West Marine (287-6600, 12 mi.)  
Boatyard Services
On Call: Rigger, Divers, Electrical Repairs, Hull Repairs, Engine Mechanic - Diesel, Refrigeration, Electronics Repairs, Engine Mechanic - Gas   1-3 Miles: Travelift  
Restaurants and Accommodations
On Site: Restaurant (Schaefer's Canal House, 885-2200, B: $5-9, L: $6-15, D: $16-27, Mon-Fri 11am-10pm, Sat 8am-11pm, Sun 'til 10pm; B Sat & Sun only; L 'til 4pm), Lite Fare (The Canal House Bar, L: $5-10, D: $5-10, inside Sat & Sun 'til 11pm), (The Terrace, L: $5-14, D: $5-14, outside Thu 4-10pm, Fri 'til 11pm, Sat 11am-11pm, Sun 'til 10pm; entertainment Mon-Thu), Condo/Cottage (Schaefer's Canal House 885-2200, $150)   Under 1 Mile: Lite Fare (Bohemia Café & Bakery 885-3066), Restaurant (Chesapeake Inn 885-2040, L: $8-16, D: $19-32, deck May-Oct $5-16 - by dinghy/water taxi), Pizzerias (Roma 885-2844), (Tap Room 885-2344, or by dinghy/water taxi; classic, old-time crab house), (The Bayard House 885-5040, L: $10-18, D: $21-39, or by dinghy/water taxi; opened in 1780; canal views), (The Yacht Club Restaurant 885-2267, D: $13-28, Mon-Thu & Sun 3-9pm, Fri-Sat 3-10pm; early bird daily 3-5pm, $12), Inn/B&B (Blue Max 885-2781), Inn/B&B (Inn at the Canal 885-5995, $85-195, gracious hosts will pick up boaters; antiques, water view, gorgeous garden, center of historic district), Inn/B&B (Ship Watch 885-5300, $115)  
 
Recreation and Entertainment
On Site: Special Events    Under 1 Mile: Jog Paths, Museum, Sightseeing    1-3 Miles: Golf Course (Brantwood 398-8818)   3+ Miles: Bowling (Cecil Lanes 398-1664, 7 mi.), Fitness Center (Curves 398-9864, 6 mi.), Tennis Courts (Elkton Indoor 398-8282, 7 mi.), Cinema (9 mi.)  
Provisioning and General Services
On Site: Wine/Beer   Near: Catholic Church   Under 1 Mile: Convenience Store, Farmers' Market (Fri 4-7pm at Ches Wine & Spirits), Liquor Store (Chesapeake Wine & Spirits 885-5858), Bank/ATM, Library (885-2552), Post Office, Shops (South Chesapeake City)   1-3 Miles: Deli (Brantwood Deli 398-9783)   3+ Miles: Supermarket (Acme 398-4925, 5 mi.), Department Store (Wal-Mart 398-1070, 6 mi.), Hardware Store (Home Depot 838-6818, 9 mi.), Pharmacy (Acme 620-0602, 5 mi.)  
Transportation
On Call: Airport Svce (Town Car 885-9228), Rental Car (Enterprise 398-0030), Taxi (Joe's Taxi 392-8070)   Near: Water Taxi (From Town Docks just north of Schaefer's to Chesapeake City Floating Docks)   3+ Miles: Rail (Wilmington, 30 min.)  Airport: Phil./Cecil County (50 mi./9 mi.)
Medical Services
911 Service On Call: Ambulance   1-3 Miles: Dentist (Cohn 275-2225), Doctor (Family Practice 275-8157), Veterinarian (Benner 885-3700)   3+ Miles: Chiropractor (Clifford 620-4322, 6 mi.)  Hospital: Union 398-4000 (6 mi.)
Setting — Near the western end of the C&D Canal, in the shadow of the massive 135 foot high Rt. 213 Bridge, historic Schaefer's Canal House - with its long fuel dock and red pilings - dominates the northern shore. The white clapboard, mostly windowed, hip-roofed main building houses three eateries. Adjacent is a banquet facility with contemporary dormers and in between a canal-front terrace with a bar in an octagonal pavilion topped by a cuploa. The transient dockage includes the fuel dock and continues under the bridge for 1200 ft. with additional slips tucked into a basin set-back from the canal.

Marina Notes — NOTE: As of November '05, Schaefer's was again transitioning between owners. The docks had suffered some damage and were closed for extensive repairs. Staff anticipates that the marina will be fully functional by Spring '06, but CALL AHEAD!! *Credit Card Rate $1.35/ft., Boat/US 10%, Cash $1/ft. Inquire about discounts for large fuel quantities. Dockmaster recommends docking into the current - which can be 2 knots. Historic rental houses are available. Schaefer's no longer has a dedicated bath house (formerly in Canvasback). The only heads are those in the restaurant and next to the terrace.

Notable — The historic main dining room (now The "New" Canal House) has huge windows filled with ships transiting the canal - their names and home port are announced. Thursday to Sunday entertainment keeps The Terrace high energy and crowded. On weekends, the bar serves more casual fare. The Canal House Banquet Room overlooks the terrace and the canal; it can accommodate at least 200 people, with a dance floor, making this a potential cruise event site. Many services, boutiques, galleries, antique shops, more restaurants and B&Bs are in charming South Chesapeake City across the canal.
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