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Our Homeport is at Lankford Bay Marina a few miles from Rock Hall, MD.

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Our Physical Location address (not for mail):  
The Maryland School of Sailing and Seamanship
at Lankford Bay Marina
22978 McKinleyville Road
Rock Hall, MD 21661

Our Business Mailing Address:
The Maryland School of Sailing and Seamanship
PO Box 6
Railroad, PA 17355


Phone: 410-639-7030  
Fax: 717-235-0908
Email: office@mdschool.com


Our Marina: 
Lankford Bay Marina 
23002 McKinleyville Road
Rock Hall, Maryland, 21661
Phone 410-778-1414

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Our Town:
Rock Hall
is a quiet, out-of-the-way little town on Chesapeake Bay with a working community of Eastern Shore Watermen dating back to the 19th century and a modern sailing community. It's a pleasant place to come for a respite from the pressures and fast pace of modern America and an ideal place for a sailing vacation. There is no public transportation to Rock Hall. You can get here either by driving or by water. 

Local Hotels:

Mariner’s Motel 410-639-2291
North Point Motel & Marina 410-639-2907
Swan Point Inn & Restaurant 410-639-2500
The Inn at Osprey Point 410-639-2194

Driving directions to Rock Hall:

From The North: 
From Interstate 95, take Rt. 279 to Elkton, MD. Go one mile & turn left on Rt. 213 South. Go 20 miles to Galena where 213 South turns right. Go about 12 miles to Chestertown; at a traffic light turn right onto Rt. 291; at dead end turn right onto Rt. 20 South to Rock Hall, about 12 miles. 

Turn left onto Crosby Rd, Route 288 just before entering Rock Hall. Route 288 will then turn left at a dead end with stop sign; then curves right followed by another left at a yellow house. About 1/4 mile further, bear left on McKinleyville Rd which curves several times over the next mile or so before entering Lankford Bay Marina. Our School building is on the left just as you enter the Marina.

A shorter but possibly bumpier ride is to turn left on Edesville Rd about 1/2 mile before reaching Route 288 as follows:

  • From Rt 291 in Chestertown, turn Right onto Rt 20 and follow Rt 20 for 10.1 miles to Edesville Road on the left.  (Look for the green sign on the right that says "Edesville", and shortly after a sign for “Edesville Road”.)

  • Go left on Edesville Road

  • Go 2.6 miles to stop sign at T intersection.  This is Rt 288, but not marked at this point... Go left.

  • Go 0.2 miles and go left (sign for Rt 288, yellow house on left)

  • Go .3 miles and bear left onto Mckinleyville Road.  There is a sign on the left for Mckinleyville Road, and a small blue sign on the right for Lankford Bay Marina.

  • Go 1.0 miles on a serpantine road which passes the RH Yacht Club on the right and proceed to the school building on the left.

From The South:
From Annapolis Bay Bridge take Rt. 301 North to Rt. 213 North; go through Centreville to Chestertown, about 20 miles.  At a traffic light turn left onto Rt. 291; at dead end turn right onto Rt. 20 South to Rock Hall, about 12 miles. Follow Route 288 as described above.

Fly into Baltimore-Washington Airport (BWI). Alternatives are Dulles International, Washington National and Philadelphia International. 

We recommend that you rent a car at the airport so that you will have local transportation during your stay in Rock Hall. There is also an Enterprise Car Rental agency in nearby Chestertown phone 1-800-736-8222 or 410-810-0971.  

Chesapeake Shuttle at 443-336-2786 services between Annapolis and airports.

Sail up Chester River to Langford Creek past Drum Point to Lankford Bay Marina Red #2 at position 3907' North, 7610.5' West.

Rock Hall has a number of restaurants including:

Harbor Shack 410-639-9996
Pasta Plus 410-639-7916
Waterman’s Crabhouse 410-639-2261
Swan Point Inn & Restaurant 410-639-2500
Bay Wolf Restaurant 410-639-2000

There are also Deli’s and Pizza shops in town.  

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