Widewater Peninsula Marker

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Originally referred to as Wide Water, this peninsula was a favorite hunting and fishing ground for many U. S. presidents and other dignitaries.  A 13-acre fishing shore at Clifton was the site of Stafford’s longest running industry.  Widewater was the largest railroad fish shipping terminal on the Chesapeake.  In 1903, Professor Samuel Pierpont Langley launched a steam powered airplane from a houseboat off its shore.