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The Chesapeake Bay

Oct 25, 2012

 

Some Bay Knowledge

The Chesapeake Bay is known as being the United States’ largest estuary, and has been home to many aquatic species. It has also been a source of seafood for many years. While its drainage area, that is the places where rivers and streams flow into the bay, covers an area that is over 64,000 square miles! The drainage basin covers areas in six states, which include Maryland, New York, Delaware, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Virginia, as well as parts of the D.C. area. The length of the bay is over 200 miles, and the width, at the widest point, is around 38 miles, and only near 3 miles across at its most narrowest point. It’s deepest point is over 200 feet deep, and its shallowest point is under 10 feet.

 

In the Past

Oyster_buyboat | Chesapeake Bay Maryland

The Chesapeake Bay has actually seen quite a lot of action. The first was during the American Revolution, which was the Battle of the Chesapeake, and was the battle that won the war at sea. Then, during the War of 1812, British ships sailed into the bay where they attacked Fort McHenry, and also landed near the nation’s capital, where they would march on the city and burn it. In the early 20th century, there were small local conflicts that became known as “Oyster Wars” where people would fight over oyster beds. Since then, finding and eating oysters has become a famous tradition in the bay area.

Samuelson’s Diamonds

“Family businesses aren’t a sure thing. Some last for many decades, while others disintegrate when the second or third generation members take the helm. One family business that’s gaining strength as the years go by is the diamond business of the Samuelson family of Baltimore, Maryland.” – Samuelson’s Diamonds est. 1922 by Milton Samuelson.

So remember, the next time you are in the city of Baltimore, be sure to check out the downtown areas. You are sure to have a great time! Also, if you are looking for a Baltimore jewelry store that sells diamond engagement rings, diamond studs/earrings, wedding bands, Seiko watches, Citizen watches, gold, platinum, silver jewelry be sure to swing by Samuelson’s Diamonds, which is conveniently located in downtown Baltimore at 419 W. Baltimore Street.

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