There was a ferry; I think you can check with Washington College Library; they have Kent County News records. People would get their pictures taken and there were some rides. My great grandparents had their pictures taken; plus many others;Tolchester, and the Tolchester Line Steamboat Company of Baltimore, were begun in 1877 by father and son Calvin and E.B. Taggart, and further improved by W.C. Eliason, who was hired as a company clerk but rose to be president.
Tolchester had a roller coaster and miniature railroad, and was the most beloved of all of the Chesapeake resorts. Happy visitors were transported from the noise and crowds of the city into dreamland. When Tolchester and the Bay Belle, the last steamboat in the Bay with a regular schedule, were surrendered to mortgage holders in 1962, service to Betteron also stopped, and an era came to a close.