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...