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Maritime-Related National Parks in Delaware


Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail (also in DC, MD, NY, PA, VA)

  • 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 seventeenth-century Chesapeake.



Are you interested in other historic maritime resources in Delaware? We have information about historic life-saving stations and historic lighthouses and light stations.