But it hasn't stopped us from having adventures. We are at Solomons Island, Maryland. This is a very protected area. We are at Calvert Marina and it is huge. It is a large boat yard as well as a marina. This marina, is on the site of the former United States Naval Amphibious Training Base, where 65,000 navy, army and marines, were trained to go ashore in battle. For example, they trained for invading the beaches of Normandy. The base was active from 1942 to 1945.
A Tribute to the Oyster Tonger, A Chesapeake Waterman by Antonio Tobias Mendez 1994