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Crab Alley Creek Inlet


Location
City Dominion
State Maryland
Country United States




Navigation
Latitude 38° 55" 60'
Longitude -76° 17" 9'
Format DD DMS
Body of water Crab Alley Bay to Crab Alley Creek
Current Conditions
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Wednesday
Temperature: 47F
Dewpoint: 47F

Clear
High: 61F
Low: 47F

Partly Cloudy
High: 64F
Low: 52F

Chance of Rain
High: 57F
Low: 48F

Partly Cloudy

Introduction:
Crab Alley Creek is located at the head of Crab Alley Bay near the top of Eastern Bay off of Chesapeake Bay on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Crab Alley Bay and Creek both got their names from the abundance of the local Maryland Blue Crabs in the waters here. You will often see the classic white work boats hauling their traps or tending their trotlines in the area during the summer months.

Navigating the Water:
Crab Alley Bay and Crab Alley Creek Inlet are located north of Tilghman Point in Eastern Bay. Flashing red buoy “4” is the mid-bay mark for Eastern Bay. From this point, head north to green can “1,” and then to green daybeacon “3” and red daybeacon “4.” Crab Alley Creek is tucked behind Johnson Island, and red daybeacon “8 and green daybeacon “7.” There is a marina at the mouth of the creek, and one can find eight- to ten-foot depths farther upstream.

Local Notices to Mariners:
Local Notices to Mariners are now exclusively available online from the U.S. Coast Guard.