Michaels by Moonlight" by Paul McGehee depicts the waterfront of the
historic Maryland town under the soft light of the rising moon during
the afterglow of twilight. The Hooper Strait lighthouse, one of the
last screw-pile lighthouses of the Chesapeake, stands at Navy Point on
the grounds of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. The lighthouse was
built in 1879 and originally stood watch over the shoals of Hooper
Strait, a shallow and legendarily-dangerous thoroughfare for boats
bound from the Chesapeake Bay across to Tangier Sound and Deal Island
and the many landings and docks along the Nanticoke and Wicomico
Rivers. Calling itself "The Heart and Soul of the Chesapeake Bay," the
town of St. Michaels today retains the look and feel of a 19th century
seaport. You can walk on red brick sidewalks past the Victorian homes
and boutique shops of the historic district, or head down to the pier
in search of famously fresh seafood at popular restaurants like "The
Crab Claw." The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum preserves the history of
St. Michaels, with restored examples of "bugeyes" and "skipjacks,"
unique boats developed by the fisherman of Chesapeake Bay. "St.
Michaels by Moonlight" is an archival quality limited edition print of
only 500 pieces, faithfully reproduced from Paul's original color
pencil drawing, each print hand-signed by the artist.