Photographic History of the Chesapeake Bay
A. Aubrey Bodine | View Gallery
For almost 50 years, until 1970, one of the greatest Sunday morning memories for Baltimore Sunday Sun readers was opening up the paper and heading first for the latest photographic gift from famed Baltimore artist A. Aubrey Bodine. We've selected some of these spectacular images for you here in our Bodine Chesapeake Bay Week Gallery.
To learn more about A. Aubrey Bodine, visit the A. Aubrey Bodine website.
Chesapeake Bay Bridge Construction | View Gallery
The Chesapeake Bay Bridge first opened to traffic on July 30, 1952. This historical moment marked a symbolic first, permanent connection of the Eastern and Western shores of Maryland. The permanent connection had long been involved in more than 40 years of debate.
Shipbuilding on the Bay | View Gallery
Before World War I, the Chesapeake Bay saw a huge increase in its shipbuilding industries and this increase continued dramatically throughout wartime. Throughout the 1900's, shipbuilding was a major contributor to the economy of the Chesapeake Bay.
Fishing: A favorite Pastime on the Bay | View Gallery
Fishing for fun, sport or for dinner has a long tradition in Maryland. Whether throwing a line in from the Choptank River Bridge, casting from the shore of Sandy Point, or bottom fishing for flounder on one of the many fishing holes of the bay, the Chesapeake has always been a an angler's dream.
Oysters & Crabs: Important to the Bay's Economy | View Gallery
Beginning in the late 1800's, the world-famous Chesapeake Bay turned out more seafood per acre than any other body of water in the world. Thousands of watermen lived in the tiny fishing villages dotting the long, jagged coastline of the Bay.
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