On the Eastern Shore 40 mi/65 km southeast of Baltimore, St. Michaels, Maryland, is a picturesque town that was once a shipbuilding center and is now popular with travelers; it merits a daylong visit.
St. Michael's inhabitants are perhaps most famous for having fooled the British during the War of 1812 (they hung lanterns in trees outside the town, causing a British nighttime bombardment to miss the mark entirely).
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