The channel, which separates Kent Island from the Eastern Shore mainland, provides convenient access for vessels traveling between the broad Chester River to the north and Eastern Bay to the south. “The Slip” at the foot of the Kent Narrows Bridge, is a good place to view numerous examples of the shallow draft work boats used by generations of waterman who deliver their daily catch to local markets, restaurants and packing houses. Although few remain today, there were once a dozen packing houses in “the Narrows,” and seafood was shipped from here to markets nationwide. The area is still a center of activity with the bustling of waterfront restaurants, seafood markets, and marinas. The Chesapeake Heritage & Visitors Center welcomes visitors with information and exhibits about the unique heritage, culture, and attractions of the region.