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Monday, January 9, 2017

Travel 100 Years Ago- "Leave West Point 6:15 P.M. and arrive Baltimore 7 A. M"


MOST INTERESTING AND DELIGHTFUL TRIP IN AMERICA, TO BALTIMORE BY BOAT. 
The mysteries of the sea were never more fully brought to mind than by this trip to Baltimore over the YORK RIVER LINE. The route is through one of the most historic, beautiful and scenic sections of the United States. Leaving Richmond 5:10 P.M.. the trip is one hour by Express Steamer Train to West Point situated at the head of York River. Fine new steamers of Chesapeake Steamship Company leave West Point 6:15 P.M. and arrive Baltimore 7 A. M. Many Colonial homes and other interesting places are located on this beautiful river. A stop is made at quaint Yorktown. and shortly after leaving this point the steamer enters Chesapeake Bay.  
Round trip fare between Richmond and Baltimore is $4.50, limited to 30 days; one way fare, $2.60. There are staterooms with berths, brass beds, private baths and showers. The cuisine is of the best, with sea food, table d'hote dinners, club breakfasts and a la carte service.  
In planning your summer trip let us tell you the interesting details of this wonderful trip. Descriptive literature on application. 
Magruder Dent, Division Passenger Agent, 
907 East Main Street. Richmond.

-Richmond Times-Dispatch, 31 July 1917





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