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Fishing Creek, Maryland

Fishing Creek, Maryland
Fishing Creek, Maryland
Fishing Creek, Maryland
Location within the state of Maryland

Coordinates: 38°19′20″N 76°13′29″W / 38.32222°N 76.22472°W / 38.32222; -76.22472Coordinates: 38°19′20″N 76°13′29″W / 38.32222°N 76.22472°W / 38.32222; -76.22472

County Dorchester County
State Maryland
Country United States
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)

Fishing Creek is an unincorporated community just north of Hoopersville, Maryland, in Dorchester County, Maryland, on Hoopers Island.

It is in area code 410, and ZIP Code 21634.

Description

Located on a narrow island served primarily by Hoopers Island Road, Fishing Creek has a restaurant (Old Salty's), a post office, and a general store (King's Island Pride), as well as crabbing businesses. Local legend posits a number of ghosts in the Fishing Creek area. The village is on the upper island of the three island chain known as Hoopers Island, about fifteen miles from the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge.

History

The U.S. Coast Guard's Station Annapolis, part of the Coast Guard's Sector Baltimore, was originally located at the lighthouse Thomas Point Light at Fishing Creek, in the lighthouse-keeper's barge. It later moved to a nearby smallboat station. In 1972, a new station was built on the site where the barge was moored.

In the media

Fishing Creek resident Louie "Rufus" Frase, 43 at the time, was a contestant on the summer 2007 CBS reality television series Pirate Master.

References

  • HomeTownLocator: Fishing Creek (MD) - Community Profile
  • Restaurants in Fishing Creek
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  • U.S. Coast Guard Station Annapolis, Maryland


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