THE END OF THE LOVE POINT HOTEL

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The November 19, 1965 issue of the Bay Times newspaper featured a sad obituary:

The Eastern Shore’s famed Love Point Hotel was no more.

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Built at some point around the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries, the Love Point Hotel was a grand resort on the northern tip of Kent Island, Maryland, at the conflux of the Chesapeake Bay and the Chester River.

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Enjoyed by thousands of day-tripping and vacationing visitors each season, guests boarded steamboats at Baltimore’s Light Street pier and traveled to Kent Island on such illustrious Chesapeake Bay vessels as the Emma Giles, Westmoreland, and Dreamland. Later, as car ownership became more prevalent, ferries like the Philadelphia, known up and down the bay as the Smokey Joe, took over for the steamboats in servicing the vacation spot.

After disembarking at the resort’s 100 foot wide, 1,250 foot long pier, new arrivals…

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