Wayman Wharf

Dates

1820-1911

Other Names

Wayman’s Wharf

River

Tuckahoe

Mile

8.4

County

Caroline

Wayman Wharf, located on the Tuckahoe River a few miles south of Hillsboro, served as the steamboat landing for Hillsboro from at least from 1881 to 1921.  The Wayman family owned the wharf and adjacent farm. Smaller freight vessels called lighters took cargoes between the landing and Hillsboro. Wheeler Transportation Line leased this wharf for $40 per year. There was another landing just up river called Rolph Landing, but Wayman Wharf was the uppermost steamboat landing on the Tuckahoe River. The railroad and finally motor vehicles superseded the wharf. The landing is designated on "Topographic Map of Caroline County" 1950 revised 1971.

Cribbing from an early 19th century wharf and two presumed ferry barge wrecks (18CA 104 and 105) are known from this site.  The wrecks are believed to date from ca. 1860 to 1900.

 

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River Sections:
Lower Choptank
Lower Tributaries
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Tuckahoe

Historic Sites on the Tuckahoe River

Prices Landing
Todd Landing
New Bridge
Reeses Landing
Cowards Landing
Doans Landing
Coveys Landing
Laytons Mill
Kentucky Ravine
Long Point
Wayman Wharf
Stoney Point Landing
Rolphs Landing
Hillsboro Shipyard
Hillsboro
Queen Anne
Tuckahoe Bridges
QARR Bridge Tuckahoe
Crouse Mill
Bridgetown