Follow in the Wake of Captain John Smith's Chesapeake Bay Journeys
Four hundred years ago Englishman John Smith and a small crew of adventurers set out in an open boat to explore the Chesapeake Bay. Between 1607 and 1609 Smith and his crew mapped nearly 3,000 miles of the Bay and rivers and documented American Indian communities. Smith’s map and journals are a remarkable record of the 17th-century Chesapeake. Come join the adventure on the Chesapeake Bay!
Did You Know?
Since the Colonial Era, the Chesapeake Bay has been critical to the world’s commerce. Today, approximately ninety million tons of imports and exports pass through the major ports of Hampton Roads and Baltimore each year.