Chesapeake Bay (boating and bird hunting)..slightly off topic

Chesapeake Bay (boating and bird hunting)..slightly off topic

Post by saski » Tue, 02 Mar 1999 04:00:00


For those fortunate enough to live within a days drive of the Chesapeake
Bay, there is a wonderful museum in St.Michael's on the Eastern Shore...The
Maritime Museum of Chesapeake Bay...which covers all aspects of the human
and natural history of the Bay, and the ecological threats to it
today....both from the point of view of recreational users and commercial
and "sporting usage" (i.e. bird-hunting).

What I found most interesting was the prominent role that both nature lovers
and hunters have played in present day attempts to preserve habitat. Also of
interest were the displays showing that a fair amount of the  habit
destruction may be related suburban development and run off/silting....

But beyond that...it was about boats, and the importance of the Bay...

 
 
 

Chesapeake Bay (boating and bird hunting)..slightly off topic

Post by Docd » Wed, 03 Mar 1999 04:00:00

Saskia,

My back yard is the Patuxent river only a mile off the Chesapeake Bay.  I
have visited the museum at St. Michaels many times.  Not only is the museum
nice to visit, but St. Michaels is a cool little town to visit for a day.
There's antiquing, quaint little pubs, and a bunch of B&B.

dj

Quote:

>For those fortunate enough to live within a days drive of the Chesapeake
>Bay, there is a wonderful museum in St.Michael's on the Eastern Shore...The
>Maritime Museum of Chesapeake Bay...which covers all aspects of the human
>and natural history of the Bay, and the ecological threats to it
>today....both from the point of view of recreational users and commercial
>and "sporting usage" (i.e. bird-hunting).

>What I found most interesting was the prominent role that both nature
lovers
>and hunters have played in present day attempts to preserve habitat. Also
of
>interest were the displays showing that a fair amount of the  habit
>destruction may be related suburban development and run off/silting....

>But beyond that...it was about boats, and the importance of the Bay...