Tag Archives: Chesapeake Bay

Maryland’s Beloved Chesapeake Bay Crabs

With decreased pollution, the Chesapeake Bay has seen a significant recovery in its blue crab population in recent years. All is not good news, however. The 2017 crabbing season was cut short by a significant population decline. With luck, the … Continue reading

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World’s Largest Oyster Reef in the Chesapeake and a Planned Billion Oysters in NYC

Will oysters help to clean up Chesapeake Bay and New York Harbor or will climate change take them out? The question came to mind recently when I read about the world’s largest man-made oyster reef recently finished on Harris Creek … Continue reading

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OpSail 2012 Virginia – Parade of Sail

Tomorrow, a truly impressive fleet of tall and naval ships will be proceeding in a “Sea and Air Parade of Sail.”    The parade will pass through the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay at Cape Henry, through Thimble Shoals Channel … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Matt Rutherford on his 309 Day Solo Circumnavigation of the Americas !

After a difficult last few days, Matt Rutherford sailed into Chesapeake Bay this morning at 10:42 AM, completing the first ever solo circumnavigation of the Americas, a voyage of 309 days and over 25,000 miles.  Matt’s plan is still to make his first landfall this Saturday the 21st … Continue reading

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Endangered Species – Watermen of the Chesapeake

The Mariners Museum in Newport News, VA has a new exhibition: Endangered Species – Watermen of the Chesapeake,  featuring extraordinary B & W portraits of watermen who work the waters of the Chesapeake Bay.   For those of us not … Continue reading

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