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Chesapeake Bay

The Chesapeake Bay is the largest estuary in the United States. It lies off the Atlantic Ocean, surrounded by Maryland and Virginia. The Chesapeake Bay's watershed covers 64,299 square miles within the District of Columbia and parts of six states: New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia.

More than 150 rivers and streams drain into the Bay. The Bay is approximately 200 miles (300 km) long, from the Susquehanna River in the north to the Atlantic Ocean in the south. At its narrowest point between Kent County's Plum Point (near Newtown) and the Harford County shore near Romney Creek, the Bay is 2.8 miles wide; at its widest point, just south of the mouth of the Potomac River, it is 30 miles wide. Total shoreline for the Bay and its tributaries is 11,684 miles, and the surface area of the bay and its major tributaries is 4,479 square miles.

The depth of the Chesapeake varies from north to south.  The upper (north) end is relatively shallow, less than 10 feet in places, while the southern end is deeper, up to 80 feet.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pooles Island Light


Craighill Channel Light

Is he looking for women or just for the number on a buoy?

Video - Sailing on the Chesapeake - October 2008.
This is a fairly large file (27 mb) so if you are using a dial up connection it may not work for you.
The video quality is not the best, it degraded when uploaded to You Tube

Click link to go to Chesapeake Bay Foundation

 

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