The Chesapeake Bay – Landsat satellite image
A map of Kent Island from 1970
The Chesapeake Bay – Landsat satellite image
Love Point Road (viewed from Old Cockey Lane) in Historic Stevensville
Boundaries of the Chesapeake Bay impact crater.
Stevensville Train Depot
View of the Eastern Bay in Maryland at sunset
The Chesapeake Bay Bridge
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.

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

- Kent Island (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.

- Chesapeake Bay
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

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.

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.

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

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.

Including all offshore islands (the largest of which is Kent Island in Maryland), the total land area south of the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal is 5454 sqmi.

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.

The first service ran from Annapolis to Broad Creek on Kent Island, roughly where the bridge is today.

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.

In 1631, he sailed north up the Chesapeake Bay from its south and west side to the area known today as Kent Island.

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.

Claiborne established a trading post on Kent Island on 28 May 1631.