The Chesapeake Bay – Landsat satellite image
The Chesapeake Bay – Landsat satellite image
Boundaries of the Chesapeake Bay impact crater.
Annapolis' first official flag, though not adopted until January 1965, is styled after the personal royal badge of British after whom the city was named. Resembling the [[:File:Floral Badge of Great Britain.svg|floral badge of Great Britain]], a crown hovers over a thistle (representing Scotland) and a (representing England), growing from a single stalk to portray their  during Anne's reign. Vixi liber et moriar means "I have lived free and will die so".
View of the Eastern Bay in Maryland at sunset
1896 Annapolis view
The Chesapeake Bay Bridge, near Annapolis, Maryland
Maryland State House as seen from Church Circle
The Bay viewed from a plane
US Naval Academy, Bancroft Hall (c. 1908)
Food chain diagram for waterbirds of the Chesapeake Bay
More frequent tidal flooding results from sea level rise caused by climate change.
Revised map of John White's original by Theodore DeBry. In this 1590 version, the Chesapeake Bay appears named for the first time.
Over Annapolis Harbor & Dock Street
Later (1630) version of the 1612 map by Captain John Smith during his exploration of the Chesapeake. The map is oriented with west at top.
Downtown Annapolis's Main Street in September 2004
Oyster boats at war off the Maryland shore (1886 wood engraving). Regulation of the oyster beds in Virginia and Maryland has existed since the 19th century.
View into City Dock with Market House at right and Main Street to left
Lighthouses and lightships such as Chesapeake have helped guide ships into the Bay.
Kunta Kinte-Alex Haley Memorial in City Dock.
Example Chesapeake Bay tides from Baltimore and the Chesapeake Bay Bridge–Tunnel for quarter and full moons during June 2013
Annapolis City Hall
A skipjack, part of the oystering fleet in Maryland
Annapolis, Maryland, sign
The Thomas Point Shoal Light in Maryland
MD 665 in Annapolis
Tidal wetlands of the Chesapeake Bay
Dead menhaden floating in the bay in 1973
Dissolved oxygen levels (Milligrams per liter) required by various marine animals living in the Chesapeake Bay.
A cluster of oysters grown in a sanctuary
Sediment sources in the Chesapeake Bay
Maryland Department of Natural Resources survey vessel tied up to a private dock with a continuous monitoring station.
Chesapeake Bay Interpretive Buoy System smart buoy on the Patapsco River.

Situated on the Chesapeake Bay at the mouth of the Severn River, 25 mi south of Baltimore and about 30 mi east of Washington, D.C., Annapolis forms part of the Baltimore–Washington metropolitan area.

- Annapolis, Maryland

Average depth is 21 ft, reaching a maximum of 174 ft. The Bay is spanned twice, in Maryland by the Chesapeake Bay Bridge from Sandy Point (near Annapolis) to Kent Island and in Virginia by the Chesapeake Bay Bridge–Tunnel connecting Virginia Beach to Cape Charles.

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The Chesapeake Bay – Landsat satellite image

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Province of Maryland

English and later British colony in North America that existed from 1632 until 1778, when it joined the other twelve of the Thirteen Colonies in rebellion against Great Britain and became the U.S. state of Maryland.

English and later British colony in North America that existed from 1632 until 1778, when it joined the other twelve of the Thirteen Colonies in rebellion against Great Britain and became the U.S. state of Maryland.

Map of the Province of Maryland
Henrietta Maria, the French Princess who gave her name to the young colony of "Maryland"
Map of the Province of Maryland
1975 reconstruction of Maryland Dove at St. Mary's City
Catholic church at St Mary's City
A new map of Virginia, Maryland, and the improved parts of Pennsylvania & New Jersey by Christopher Browne, 1685
George Calvert, 1st Baron Baltimore
Benedict Calvert
Frederick Calvert, 6th and last Baron Baltimore, "conceited, frivolous, and dissipated"
The Maryland Toleration Act, passed in 1649
Col. Henry Darnall, Deputy Governor of Maryland and a Roman Catholic
Tobacco was the main export crop in the colonial era and involved much hand labor, usually by slaves. 1670 painting from Virginia
Maryland Laws 1727

Its first settlement and capital was St. Mary's City, in the southern end of St. Mary's County, which is a peninsula in the Chesapeake Bay and is also bordered by four tidal rivers.

It remained so for sixty years until 1695 when the colony's capital was moved north to the more central, newly established "Anne Arundel's Town (also briefly known as "Providence") and later renamed as "Annapolis".

Maryland Eastern Shore counties.

Eastern Shore of Maryland

Maryland Eastern Shore counties.
Crisfield, a major seafood center along the Chesapeake Bay
A farm in Kent County
Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge
Queen Anne's County courthouse
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels
A view of the Ocean City beach, looking north from the pier
The Chesapeake Bay Bridge, which connects the Eastern Shore with the Baltimore-Washington area and the rest of Maryland
Arthur W. Perdue Stadium, home of the Delmarva Shorebirds baseball team

The Eastern Shore of Maryland is a part of the U.S. state of Maryland that lies mostly on the east side of the Chesapeake Bay.

The Chesapeake Bay Bridge spans 4.35 mi of the Chesapeake Bay, and at the time of construction in 1952, was the longest continuous over-water steel structure. A second parallel span was added in 1973 and a third has been discussed, most recently in 2006. A third span would not open, according to state officials, until about 2025. The bridges have eased commuting to larger cities. Kent Island, site of the first English settlement on the Shore, has become a bedroom community for Washington, DC; Annapolis, and Baltimore. Kent Island is part of Queen Anne's County.