The Chesapeake Bay – Landsat satellite image
The Chesapeake Bay – Landsat satellite image
Map of the Province of Maryland
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".
Boundaries of the Chesapeake Bay impact crater.
Henrietta Maria, the French Princess who gave her name to the young colony of "Maryland"
1896 Annapolis view
View of the Eastern Bay in Maryland at sunset
Map of the Province of Maryland
Maryland State House as seen from Church Circle
The Chesapeake Bay Bridge, near Annapolis, Maryland
1975 reconstruction of Maryland Dove at St. Mary's City
US Naval Academy, Bancroft Hall (c. 1908)
The Bay viewed from a plane
Catholic church at St Mary's City
More frequent tidal flooding results from sea level rise caused by climate change.
Food chain diagram for waterbirds of the Chesapeake Bay
A new map of Virginia, Maryland, and the improved parts of Pennsylvania & New Jersey by Christopher Browne, 1685
Over Annapolis Harbor & Dock Street
Revised map of John White's original by Theodore DeBry. In this 1590 version, the Chesapeake Bay appears named for the first time.
George Calvert, 1st Baron Baltimore
Downtown Annapolis's Main Street in September 2004
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.
Benedict Calvert
View into City Dock with Market House at right and Main Street to left
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.
Frederick Calvert, 6th and last Baron Baltimore, "conceited, frivolous, and dissipated"
Kunta Kinte-Alex Haley Memorial in City Dock.
Lighthouses and lightships such as Chesapeake have helped guide ships into the Bay.
The Maryland Toleration Act, passed in 1649
Annapolis City Hall
Example Chesapeake Bay tides from Baltimore and the Chesapeake Bay Bridge–Tunnel for quarter and full moons during June 2013
Col. Henry Darnall, Deputy Governor of Maryland and a Roman Catholic
Annapolis, Maryland, sign
A skipjack, part of the oystering fleet in Maryland
Tobacco was the main export crop in the colonial era and involved much hand labor, usually by slaves. 1670 painting from Virginia
MD 665 in Annapolis
The Thomas Point Shoal Light in Maryland
Maryland Laws 1727
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

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.

- Province of 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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A settlement in the Province of Maryland named "Providence" was founded on the north shore of the Severn River on the middle Western Shore of the Chesapeake Bay in 1649 by Puritan exiles from the Province/Dominion of Virginia led by the third Proprietary Governor of Maryland, William Stone (1603–1660).

- Annapolis, Maryland

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".

- Province of Maryland

Because of economic hardships and civil strife in the "Mother Land", there was a mass migration of southern English Cavaliers and their servants to the Chesapeake Bay region between 1640 and 1675, to both of the new colonies of the Province of Virginia and the Province of Maryland.

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