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Williams Wharf hosts ‘Row the Chesapeake’ Saturday

Two rowers will make their way across the Chesapeake Bay on Saturday in specially designed rowing shells, ending in Mathews County, to highlight public recreational opportunities of the local waterways.

Matt Muffelman of Mathews, and James Dietz of Springfield, Massachusetts, will start at Cape Charles on the Eastern Shore and end the 16-mile journey at the historic Williams Wharf Landing on the East River.

“This event is a way to bring attention to the beauty of our local waterways and raise awareness of the efforts being put into the growth and potential of Williams Wharf Landing,” said Muffelman, vice president of the Mobjack Rowing Association.

Williams Wharf Landing is a public access waterfront site owned and operated by Mathews Land Conservancy. MLC was formed in 1994 to protect the site from destructive industrial use and to return this pristine section of the Mobjack Bay back to the community. MLC’s mission is to preserve and protect waterway access for public use, b...

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