Crisfield, the Crab Capitol of Maryland

May 11-12, 2023

We’ve entered Maryland and the Crab Capitol of the state. Crisfield is an industrial town centered around the blue crab. Images of crabs can be spotted throughout town on buildings, wind turbines, and water towers. I found a company selling crab claws by the 3 pounds for an affordable price and feasted.

We stayed on the dock at Somers Cove Marina. The marina was nice with a courtesy shuttle, dog walk park, bike and golf cart rental, and even a slice of Smith Cake.

I wanted to visit Smith Island to get Smith Island Cake, but it wouldn’t work with the narrow, shallow channels. Instead, we ate the cake on Crisfield. The cake is the State Dessert of Maryland and traditionally consists of 8 to 10 layers of yellow cake with chocolate frosting between each layer and slathered over the whole. There are other flavor renditions of this cake.

We also met a few Loopers on the dock, but my back was still hurting so I wasn’t very social.

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