Chesapeake Bay

The Chesapeake Bay – Landsat satellite image
The Chesapeake Bay – Landsat satellite image
Boundaries of the Chesapeake Bay impact crater.
View of the Eastern Bay in Maryland at sunset
The Chesapeake Bay Bridge, near Annapolis, Maryland
The Bay viewed from a plane
Food chain diagram for waterbirds of the Chesapeake Bay
Revised map of John White's original by Theodore DeBry. In this 1590 version, the Chesapeake Bay appears named for the first time.
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.
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.
Lighthouses and lightships such as Chesapeake have helped guide ships into the Bay.
Example Chesapeake Bay tides from Baltimore and the Chesapeake Bay Bridge–Tunnel for quarter and full moons during June 2013
A skipjack, part of the oystering fleet in Maryland
The Thomas Point Shoal Light in Maryland
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.

Largest estuary in the United States.

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The Chesapeake Bay – Landsat satellite image

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Annapolis, Maryland

Capital city of the U.S. state of Maryland as well as the county seat of, and only incorporated city in, Anne Arundel County.

Capital city of the U.S. state of Maryland as well as the county seat of, and only incorporated city in, Anne Arundel County.

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".
1896 Annapolis view
Maryland State House as seen from Church Circle
US Naval Academy, Bancroft Hall (c. 1908)
More frequent tidal flooding results from sea level rise caused by climate change.
Over Annapolis Harbor & Dock Street
Downtown Annapolis's Main Street in September 2004
View into City Dock with Market House at right and Main Street to left
Kunta Kinte-Alex Haley Memorial in City Dock.
Annapolis City Hall
Annapolis, Maryland, sign
MD 665 in Annapolis

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.

Sion Hill

Harford County, Maryland

Located in the U.S. state of Maryland.

Located in the U.S. state of Maryland.

Sion Hill
Map of council districts
I-95 at MD 24 in Harford County

The first European to see the area was John Smith in 1608 when he traveled up the Chesapeake Bay from Jamestown.

Virginia Beach, Virginia

Independent city located on the southeastern coast of the Commonwealth of Virginia in the United States.

Independent city located on the southeastern coast of the Commonwealth of Virginia in the United States.

A Chesepian home
Princess Anne County (1691–1963), now defunct, with Virginia Beach from 1895 Virginia map
Hotels along Atlantic Avenue, facing north
Virginia Beach Town Center
Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean
Virginia Beach from space
Map of racial distribution in Virginia Beach, 2010 U.S. Census. Each dot is 25 people:
A VF-41 F-4J over NAS Oceana in the late 1960s
Adam Thoroughgood House, before 1957 restoration
The Sandler Center located in Town Center, features performing arts, concerts, forums, and many other events.
A Japanese-style moon bridge in the Miyazaki Japanese Garden, Red Wing Park
People riding a rental surrey on the boardwalk
Local law prohibits the use of profanity along the boardwalk. This sign along Atlantic Avenue indicates this law.
The current building of Frank W. Cox High School
Association for Research and Enlightenment
A Hampton Roads Transit bus on Pacific Avenue in Virginia Beach.

Located on the Atlantic Ocean at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay, Virginia Beach is the largest city in the Hampton Roads metropolitan area.

Susquehanna River

Major river located in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States, overlapping between the lower Northeast and the Upland South.

Major river located in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States, overlapping between the lower Northeast and the Upland South.

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Satellite photo of the river (upper left) where it empties into the Chesapeake Bay (center)
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Harrisburg, with the Pennsylvania State Capitol dome, seen from Wormleysburg
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Monument at the site of Gen. Clinton's dam at the river's source at Otsego Lake in Cooperstown, New York
An aerial view looking south over the Wrights Ferry Bridge (front) and the Veterans Memorial Bridge (behind). Columbia, PA is located off the eastern side of the river (left) and Wrightsville, PA is located on the western side (right).
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Three Mile Island on the Susquehanna River.

The river empties into the northern end of the Chesapeake Bay at Perryville and Havre de Grace, Maryland, providing half of the Bay's freshwater inflow.

Both spans of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge as seen from Sandy Point State Park

Chesapeake Bay Bridge

Major dual-span bridge in the U.S. state of Maryland.

Major dual-span bridge in the U.S. state of Maryland.

Both spans of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge as seen from Sandy Point State Park
The Bay Bridge during 2003's Hurricane Isabel.
Police block traffic leading up to the Bay Bridge during Hurricane Isabel due to high winds.
Green arrows show the proper direction of traffic on both spans.
A tollbooth is removed in January 2020 following Governor Hogan's announcement
Governor Larry Hogan participates in the 2016 Across the Bay 10K
In the years since the bridge's completion, Ocean City (pictured) has experienced significant growth.
Chesapeake Bay Bridge

Spanning the Chesapeake Bay, it connects the state's rural Eastern Shore region with the urban Western Shore, between Stevensville and the capital city of Annapolis.

Processes that nitrogen undergo in estuarine systems.

Estuary

Partially enclosed coastal body of brackish water with one or more rivers or streams flowing into it, and with a free connection to the open sea.

Partially enclosed coastal body of brackish water with one or more rivers or streams flowing into it, and with a free connection to the open sea.

Processes that nitrogen undergo in estuarine systems.
A salt marsh with wood storks wading.
Example of a whitefish
Commercial fishing boat

Water depths rarely exceed 30 m. Examples of this type of estuary in the U.S. are the Hudson River, Chesapeake Bay, and Delaware Bay along the Mid-Atlantic coast, and Galveston Bay and Tampa Bay along the Gulf Coast.

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.

A map of Kent Island from 1970

Kent Island (Maryland)

A map of Kent Island from 1970
Love Point Road (viewed from Old Cockey Lane) in Historic Stevensville
Stevensville Train Depot
The Chesapeake Bay Bridge

Kent Island is the largest island in the Chesapeake Bay and a historic place in Maryland.

Hampton Roads

Virginia's Historic Triangle
View of the Elizabeth River with Downtown Norfolk at top right. The carrier in the foreground is USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75).
Hampton is a Hampton Roads community.
The harbor area of Hampton Roads, from official state map of pre-civil war Virginia circa 1858. image from the Library of Virginia
Hampton Roads from space
Huntington Ingalls' Newport News Shipbuilding
NASA Langley Research Center
Lynnhaven Mall, opened in 1981, has 1400000 sqft and 180 stores.
MacArthur Center, opened in 1999, has 1100000 sqft and 140 stores.
Patrick Henry Mall, opened in 1987, has 714310 sqft and 120+ stores
Ferry between Norfolk and Portsmouth
A tugboat in Norfolk
I-64 on the Hampton Roads Beltway, north of I-264
Hampton Roads flag, adopted 1998
Hampton Roads viewed from an airplane
Crim Dell in the heart of William & Mary's wooded campus

Hampton Roads is the name of both a body of water that serves as a wide channel for the James, Nansemond and Elizabeth rivers between Old Point Comfort and Sewell's Point where the Chesapeake Bay flows into the Atlantic Ocean, and the surrounding metropolitan region located in the southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina portions of the Tidewater region.

Roanoke Colony

Attempt by Sir Walter Raleigh to found the first permanent English settlement in North America.

Attempt by Sir Walter Raleigh to found the first permanent English settlement in North America.

A 1529 map depicting "Verazzano's Sea" extending from the North Atlantic to the Outer Banks
The arrival of the Englishmen in Virginia (1590). Engraving by Theodor De Bry, from a drawing by John White.
Sir Richard Grenville
Plymouth, Devon, was the burgeoning home port of Drake, Gilbert, Grenville, and Raleigh
Ralph Lane's fort at Mosquetal
Collecting salt in Salinas Bay
The 1585 assault on Aquascogoc village
An artist's rendering of Ralph Lane's Roanoke fort; author unknown, 1962
La Virginea Pars map, by John White
Portrait of a weroance, who may have been Wingina
Map of Sir Francis Drake's 1585–86 voyage
Death of George Howe
Baptism of Virginia Dare
Launch of English fireships against the Spanish Armada, 7 August 1588
John White at the ruins of the Roanoke colony, 1590
Sir Walter Raleigh
Reproduction of the Zúñiga Map
Powhatan attack on Jamestown
Reconstructed earthwork at Fort Raleigh National Historic Site
Archaeological research dig at Fort Raleigh National Historic Site (2009)
Chief Powhatan, detail of map published by John Smith (1612)
Watercolor of a Secotan village, by John White
Construction of a pinnace to evacuate Charlesfort
Reverse of a commemorative 1937 US half-dollar coin, depicting Eleanor and Virginia Dare
Re-creation of the tree inscribed with "CRO", from a production of The Lost Colony

In 1587, Raleigh sent White on an expedition to establish the "Cittie of Raleigh" in Chesapeake Bay.