York River


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York River

An estuary, about 50 km (30 mi) long, of eastern Virginia flowing southeast into Chesapeake Bay.
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All that I can say is, that after a terrible passage, frighted twice with dreadful storms, and once with what was still more terrible, I mean a pirate who came on board and took away almost all our provisions; and which would have been beyond all to me, they had once taken my husband to go along with them, but by entreaties were prevailed with to leave him;--I say, after all these terrible things, we arrived in York River in Virginia, and coming to our plantation, we were received with all the demonstrations of tenderness and affection, by my husband's mother, that were possible to be expressed.
The second area of interest is at Cheatham Annex Naval Supply Center, (37[degrees]17'2"N 76[degrees]35'25"W), along the York River. It is owned by the Naval Weapons Station at Yorktown and lies completely within York County, Virginia (Fig.
nelsoni DNA in water, sediment, and benthic invertebrates in the lower York River (Chesapeake Bay), the lower Delaware Bay, and Oyster Bay (off Long Island Sound) (Fig.
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He loved telling people of Wales' link to the so-called Miracle on the Hudson, when US Airways Flight 1549 made an emergency landing on the New York river without any loss of life.
Using maps from the early 17th century, including one drawn by Smith himself, historians hypothesized that Werowocomoco was situated in Purtan Bay, a small cove on the York River just 15 miles from Jamestown.
While few sturgeon had been documented in the York River System over the last several decades, Hager suspected the species still used the river and its tributaries.
For one thing, about 3.5 miles of the historic York River lies between the Yorktown Power Station and the Middle Peninsula.
In 1995, business, government and non-profit groups came together to conduct the New York River Otter Project to restore otters to Central and Western New York where water pollution and loss of habitat drove them out.
Blue catfish were introduced into the James and Rappahannock rivers by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries in the mid-1970s and in the York River in 1985.

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