Chesapeake Bay


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Chesapeake Bay

An inlet of the Atlantic Ocean separating the Delmarva Peninsula from mainland Maryland and Virginia. Explored and charted by John Smith in 1608, it is an important link in the Intracoastal Waterway.

Chesapeake Bay

(ˈtʃɛsəˌpiːk)
n
(Placename) the largest inlet of the Atlantic in the coast of the US: bordered by Maryland and Virginia

Ches′apeake Bay′


n.
an inlet of the Atlantic, in Maryland and Virginia. 200 mi. (320 km) long; 4–40 mi. (6–64 km) wide.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Chesapeake Bay - a large inlet of the North Atlantic between Virginia and MarylandChesapeake Bay - a large inlet of the North Atlantic between Virginia and Maryland; fed by Susquehanna River
Free State, Maryland, Old Line State, MD - a Mid-Atlantic state; one of the original 13 colonies
Old Dominion, Old Dominion State, VA, Virginia - a state in the eastern United States; one of the original 13 colonies; one of the Confederate States in the American Civil War
Atlantic, Atlantic Ocean - the 2nd largest ocean; separates North and South America on the west from Europe and Africa on the east
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The winter was extremely severe, and the ship, with many others, was detained by the ice in and about Chesapeake Bay for nearly three months.
It had been my intention to proceed by James River and Chesapeake Bay to Baltimore; but one of the steamboats being absent from her station through some accident, and the means of conveyance being consequently rendered uncertain, we returned to Washington by the way we had come (there were two constables on board the steamboat, in pursuit of runaway slaves), and halting there again for one night, went on to Baltimore next afternoon.
It will make it clear that the Chesapeake Bay, its agricultural landscapes and its producers must be treated as nothing less than national treasures and national priorities.
com)-- Registration for the Across the Bay 10K, which will enable runners to traverse the historic Chesapeake Bay Bridge for the first time in eight years, opens at 12:01 a.
They say that contrary to the implications of the Pew report, EPA data indicate that agriculture has reduced its pollution in the Chesapeake Bay region even as the nutrient contribution from non-agricultural sources continues to grow.
These data suggest that the initial post set growth rate of oysters from the Gulf of Mexico is higher than for similar age oysters from Chesapeake Bay north.
Other points of interest include the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, featuring the Hooper Strait Lighthouse, and the Yorktown Victory Center, dedicated to the events leading up to the victory at the Battle of Yorktown.
In other tree-planting news, The Bay Weekly, a Chesapeake Bay area newspaper, planted 3,300 trees at four projects in the Bay area.
In the Chesapeake Bay, 120 volunteers are monitoring nutrient readings and reporting the conditions to the Environmental Protection Agency.
Just last year the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) challenged a DOD study involving the safety of the Navy's EMPRESS-II simulator, initially slated for operation in the Chesapeake Bay.
WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trumps plan to slash 90 percent of Chesapeake Bay cleanup funding, which could dismantle several decades of environmental restoration, met resistance from Marylands Democratic congressional delegation.
7 million to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) to implement best management practices (BMPs) on agricultural lands in Pennsylvanias portion of the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

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