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Stories with place: Chesapeake Bay
  • 5 free things to do in Annapolis, Md. 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 10:05 am
  • ANNAPOLIS, Maryland - This picturesque state capital near the Chesapeake Bay is known for its history, sailing and seafood. Annapolis served as the capital of the United States for nine months in 1783 and 1784. The city also is known for its colleges - both the U.S. Naval Academy, and St. John's College, founded in 1696 as King William's School. The city's historical ambience is a big draw, as well as its restaurants, shops and taverns. Some of the city's main attractions can be visited for free. The quaint downtown layout over a compact area is better suited for pedestrians than cars, making it ideal for a walking tour.

  • Cargo ship runs aground in windy Chesapeake Bay 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 5:38 pm
  • VIRGINIA BEACH, Virginia - A thunderstorm with wind gusts of more than 70 mph ripped a cargo ship's anchors from the seafloor and caused it to run aground just a few hundred feet from a beach, drawing onlookers from nearby condos and apartments Wednesday morning.

  • 751-foot ship grounded in Chesapeake Bay 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 11:43 pm
  • NORFOLK, Virginia - A large ship has gone aground in the lower Chesapeake Bay and the Coast Guard says it has received reports of other ships dragging anchor due to high winds.

  • Va. stands with Chesapeake Bay restoration plan 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 2:52 pm
  • RICHMOND, Virginia - Virginia is defending the multistate plan to restore the environmentally battered Chesapeake Bay, arguing in a court filing that the state's interest in the nation's largest estuary is "incalculably great."

  • Police turn to tech in pursuit of oyster thieves 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 10:34 am
  • DEAL ISLAND, Maryland - A sophisticated radar and camera system installed along the Chesapeake Bay is acting as another set of eyes for Maryland Natural Resources Police who have successfully tracked watermen poaching oysters from state sanctuaries - and already won their first court case against two of them - since the system went online Oct. 1.

  • Rock On Talbot chairs make debut 
    Updated: Apr-05-14 9:22 am
  • EASTON, Maryland - Animal lovers flocked to the Avalon Theatre to view this season's bevy of artistic Adirondack rocking chairs, each painted by a local artist in the latest installment of "Rock On Talbot."

  • Va. Aquarium's stranding team helps marine animals 
    Updated: Mar-29-14 8:56 am
  • VIRGINIA BEACH, Virginia - The mystery began with a telephone call on an otherwise normal Wednesday to the Mid-Atlantic Marine Conservation Center, a plain building on a dead-end street near the Virginia Beach oceanfront.

  • Threatened Chesapeake Bay island recognized 
    Updated: Mar-21-14 2:08 pm
  • RICHMOND, Virginia - Tangier Island, a speck of land in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay where islanders speak a hybrid English accent, is headed to the state's catalog of historic places and a likely spot on the National Register of Historic Places.