Wharf was located on the Choptank River about 4 miles
south of town on the farm of W.A. Kirby. It served as
a steamboat landing from 1884 until 1922. The wharf
had to be 800 feet long to reach deep water. On Oct.
22, 1884 the Trappe Enterprise reported that
"The new steamer Tred Avon, of the Choptank
company, made her first trip down on Wednesday
morning. While going to Kirby's wharf, the signal
was given to stop, but the engines hung and having
considerable headway, she ran into the wharf. Two oak
sills about 12 inches square were cut into and the
floor torn up several feet. It is said that the boat
was not damaged in the least." Photo probably
taken about circa 1910?