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Our Abundant Chesapeake

 
 
Our Abundant Chesapeake Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, March 28, 1999
1. Our Abundant Chesapeake Marker
Inscription. The Chesapeake Bay is one of the largest and one of the most productive estuaries in the world. Fresh water, supplied by over 150 rivers and streams, and salt water from the Atlantic Ocean combine to create the unique conditions and essential nutrients that support over 2,700 plants and animals. A diversity of natural habitants, including underwater grass beds, salt marshes, forested wetlands and upland forests, are all represented. The Bay watershed drainage area encompasses 64,000 square miles of land, from Cooperstown, New York to Cape Charles Virginia. More than 13.6 million people live within this watershed area and their activities affect life in the Chesapeake every day.
 
Location. 38° 54.449′ N, 76° 27.626′ W. Marker is in Annapolis, Maryland, in Anne Arundel County. Marker is on Thomas Point Road. Click for map. The marker is located at the foot of Thomas Point Park. Marker is in this post office area: Annapolis MD 21403, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Thomas Point (a few steps from this marker); Twin Oaks (approx. 1.6 miles away); Welcome to Eastport (approx. 4.3 miles away); The Maritime Tradition Lives On
The Chesapeake Bay with the Thomas Point Lighthouse in the background image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, March 28, 1999
2. The Chesapeake Bay with the Thomas Point Lighthouse in the background
(approx. 4.4 miles away); The Watermen of Back Creek (approx. 4.4 miles away); Eastport's Soul (approx. 4.4 miles away); The Old Farmhouse (approx. 4.5 miles away); a different marker also named Welcome to Eastport (approx. 4.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Annapolis.
 
Categories. EnvironmentWaterways & Vessels
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 96 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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