The Chesapeake Bay – Landsat satellite image
Maryland Eastern Shore counties.
The Chesapeake Bay – Landsat satellite image
Crisfield, a major seafood center along the Chesapeake Bay
Boundaries of the Chesapeake Bay impact crater.
A farm in Kent County
View of the Eastern Bay in Maryland at sunset
Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge
The Chesapeake Bay Bridge, near Annapolis, Maryland
Queen Anne's County courthouse
The Bay viewed from a plane
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels
Food chain diagram for waterbirds of the Chesapeake Bay
A view of the Ocean City beach, looking north from the pier
Revised map of John White's original by Theodore DeBry. In this 1590 version, the Chesapeake Bay appears named for the first time.
The Chesapeake Bay Bridge, which connects the Eastern Shore with the Baltimore-Washington area and the rest of Maryland
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.
Arthur W. Perdue Stadium, home of the Delmarva Shorebirds baseball team
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.

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.

- Eastern Shore of Maryland

The Bay is located in the Mid-Atlantic region and is primarily separated from the Atlantic Ocean by the Delmarva Peninsula (including the parts: the Eastern Shore of Maryland / Eastern Shore of Virginia and the state of Delaware) with its mouth of the Bay at the south end located between Cape Henry and Cape Charles.

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The Chesapeake Bay – Landsat satellite image

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Delmarva Peninsula map. The southern yellow area is the Eastern Shore of Virginia; the orange area is the Eastern Shore of Maryland; and the northern yellow area is part of Delaware.

Delmarva Peninsula

Delmarva Peninsula map. The southern yellow area is the Eastern Shore of Virginia; the orange area is the Eastern Shore of Maryland; and the northern yellow area is part of Delaware.
Topography of Delmarva Peninsula
Sediment in motion at Ocean City
A feral pony of Assateague Island

The Delmarva Peninsula, or simply Delmarva, is a large peninsula on the East Coast of the United States, occupied by the vast majority of the state of Delaware and parts of the Eastern Shore regions of Maryland and Virginia.

It is bordered by the Chesapeake Bay on the west, Pocomoke Sound on the southwest, the Delaware River, Delaware Bay, and the Atlantic Ocean on the east.

Delaware

State in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States, bordering Maryland to its south and west; Pennsylvania to its north; and New Jersey and the Atlantic Ocean to its east.

State in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States, bordering Maryland to its south and west; Pennsylvania to its north; and New Jersey and the Atlantic Ocean to its east.

The Twelve-Mile Circle
Map of Delaware
Sunset in Woodbrook, New Castle County, Delaware
The Blackbird Pond on the Blackbird State Forest Meadows Tract in New Castle County, Delaware
A field north of Fox Den Road, along the Lenape Trail in Middle Run Valley Natural Area
Delaware Köppen climate classification is humid subtropical.
Delaware population density map
Picking Peaches in Delaware, from an 1878 issue of Harper's Weekly
Rehoboth Beach is a popular vacation spot during the summer months.
Fort Delaware State Park on Pea Patch Island is a popular spot during the spring and summer. A ferry takes visitors to the fort from nearby Delaware City.
University of Delaware
Delaware's license plate design, introduced in 1959, is the longest-running one in U.S. history.
Delaware Route 1 (DE1) is a partial toll road linking Fenwick Island and Wilmington.
Cape May–Lewes Ferry
Wilmington Station
The Delaware General Assembly meets in the Legislative Hall in Dover.
Joe Biden, the 46th president of the United States and a U.S. senator for Delaware from 1973 to 2009.
NASCAR racing at Dover Motor Speedway
Dover
Newark
Seaford
Wilmington

The state of Delaware, together with the Eastern Shore counties of Maryland and two counties of Virginia, form the Delmarva Peninsula, which stretches down the Mid-Atlantic Coast.

A ridge about 75 to 80 ft high extends along the western boundary of the state and separates the watersheds that feed Delaware River and Bay to the east and the Chesapeake Bay to the west.

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.

Kent Island is part of Queen Anne's County, Maryland, and Maryland's Eastern Shore region.

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.

Crisfield, Maryland

Crisfield's waterfront and town pier
John W. Crisfield was president of the Eastern Shore Railroad and brought the railroad to what is now Crisfield.
Flooding from Hurricane Sandy
Location of the Salisbury-Ocean Pines CSA and its components:
National Hard Crab Derby Fair
View of one of the crab races, nearing completion.
A view of Crisfield City Hall from Main Street.
Crisfield High School
West Main Street (MD 413) in downtown Crisfield. The four-lane section of the highway within Crisfield's limits is known as "The Strip" among locals.
The newly constructed nursing home in Crisfield, with the original one in front of it. The original has since been demolished.

Crisfield is a town in Somerset County, Maryland, United States, located on the Tangier Sound, an arm of the Chesapeake Bay.

Regardless of this, Southern Maryland is an official region of the state not associated with the Eastern Shore, and areas of Saint Mary's County are sometimes claimed to be the southernmost point of the state.

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.

Just outside the city limits, Interstate 595/U.S. Route 50/U.S. Route 301 traverses the region on an east–west route, connecting the Annapolis area to Washington, D.C., and the Eastern Shore of Maryland.

First edition cover

Chesapeake (novel)

Novel by James A. Michener, published by Random House in 1978.

Novel by James A. Michener, published by Random House in 1978.

First edition cover

The story deals with several families living in the Chesapeake Bay area around Virginia and Maryland, from 1583 to 1978.

Most of the events of the novel take place on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, and, more specifically, on and around the Choptank River.

Baltimore

Most populous city in the U.S. state of Maryland, fourth most populous city in the Mid-Atlantic, as well as the 30th most populous city in the United States, with a population of 585,708 in 2020.

Most populous city in the U.S. state of Maryland, fourth most populous city in the Mid-Atlantic, as well as the 30th most populous city in the United States, with a population of 585,708 in 2020.

Baltimore Town in 1752, at "The Basin"
Bombardment of Fort McHenry by the British. Engraved by John Bower
The Battle Monument is the official emblem of the City of Baltimore.
Sixth Regiment fighting railroad strikers, July 20, 1877
The Great Baltimore Fire of 1904, looking west from Pratt and Gay streets
Satellite image of Baltimore
A map of Baltimore with the official city-designated Baltimore neighborhoods, by the Baltimore City Dept. of Planning
Sherwood Gardens, Guilford neighborhood, Baltimore
Rowhouses, Federal Hill neighborhood, Baltimore
Map of racial distribution in Baltimore, 2010 U.S. Census. Each dot is 25 people:
Baltimore Basilica, the first cathedral built in the U.S.
Patrol car of the Baltimore Police Department
The Washington Monument
Emerson Bromo-Seltzer Tower, built in 1911. The 15 stories of the Bromo Seltzer Tower have been transformed into studio spaces for visual and literary artists
Hippodrome Baltimore
Oriole Park at Camden Yards
M&T Bank Stadium
Baltimore City Hall
Courthouse east is a historic combined post office and Federal courthouse located in Battle Monument Square.
Keyser Quadrangle in Spring at the Johns Hopkins University the first research university in the United States.
Interior of the George Peabody Library at the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University. The library is renowned for its beauty.
The Baltimore Light RailLink provides service to Baltimore–Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport and the Baltimore area. Here, a train stops at Convention Center station, just west of the Baltimore Convention Center on Pratt Street.
View south along I-95 from the ramp from I-395 to I-95 northbound in Baltimore
Charm City Circulator Van Hool A330#1101 on the Orange Line
Baltimore Pennsylvania Station
The interior of Baltimore–Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, Baltimore's major commercial airport
Eastward view Baltimore's Inner Harbor
Baltimore harbor in 1849 with the prominent Washington Monument in the background north of the city
Francis Scott Key Bridge over the Baltimore harbor.
The "Mr. Trash Wheel" trash interceptor at the mouth of the Jones Falls River in Baltimore's Inner Harbor
Belair-Edison
Woodberry
Reservoir Hill
Station North
Fells Point
Roland Park
Baltimore Visitor Center in Inner Harbor
Fountain near visitor center in Inner Harbor
Sunset views from Baltimore's Inner Harbor
Baltimore is the home of the National Aquarium, one of the world's largest.

By 2010, the organization's region of service had expanded from merely Baltimore to include all of the Eastern Shore of Maryland.

Baltimore is in north-central Maryland on the Patapsco River close to where it empties into the Chesapeake Bay.