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Bay Ridge—“Queen” Resort of the Chesapeake

September 18 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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An account of the turn-of-the century decades when Bay Ridge flourished as a grand Victorian resort served by steamship and train.


  • History Monday Sunset Sails occur every Monday, May-September 24.
  • Different topics and speakers vary throughout the season.
  • Our bar includes a selection of Craft Beer, Wine & Bubbly available for purchase!
  • Tickets go on sale six days prior to the date you want to sail.

Carol and her daughter, Holly, will talk about this history together.

Carol Cushard Patterson received her B.A. and M.A. degrees in English Literature from the University of Maryland. She and her husband Noel live in Bay Ridge, Annapolis, where they raised two children and now have three grandchildren. Carol is co-author, along with Jane Wilson McWilliams, of Bay Ridge on the Chesapeake, 1986. Over the past 35 years she has given numerous talks, lectures, and slide presentations about the Bay Ridge Victorian resort, including those for the l999 Heritage Lecture Series of the Cultural Heritage Alliance, The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, Annapolis History Consortium, the 2020 Winter Lecture Series of Annapolis Maritime Museum, and as guest speaker aboard the schooner Woodwind during summer evening cruises to Bay Ridge.

Bay Ridge on the Chesapeake old poster


September 18
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Schooner Woodwind
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Annapolis Waterfront Hotel
80 Compromise Street
Annapolis, MD 21401 United States
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Schooner Woodwind