Sunset Harbor Marina is located on Essex, MD on Middle River. We sell new Regal boats and have many Brokerage boats available. If time is short, there is still so much to do throughout Middle River and its many creeks, every weekend can be a new adventure in family fun. In just 15 minutes, and without leaving the river, you can experience casual dockside dining at any of the area's four local restaurants. Originally, Essex was ten blocks, running from Mace Avenue to Marlyn Avenue. It was begun in 1909 by the Taylor Land Company for those residents in Baltimore who wanted a place outside the city limits to perhaps grow a garden or to pursue some other rural activity. Land was cheap, and sales were enhanced by a promotional pamphlet. Henry Guttenberger built the first general store in Essex in 1910 on the corner of Eastern Avenue and Mace Avenue. Between 1911 and 1912, the Taylor Land Company donated the lots for Essex Methodist and St. John's Lutheran churches. They also donated the land where the volunteer fire department built their station. The permanent fire station opened in 1921.