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Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail

Captain John Smith
Chesapeake National Historic Trail
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
Map showing the location of Captain John SmithChesapeake National Historic Trail
Map showing the location of Captain John SmithChesapeake National Historic Trail
Location Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, & District of Columbia, USA
Coordinates
Established December 19, 2006
Governing body National Park Service

The Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail is a series of water routes in the United States extending approximately 3,000 miles (4,800 km) along the Chesapeake Bay, the nation's largest estuary, and its tributaries in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and in the District of Columbia. The historic routes trace the 1607–1609 voyages of Captain John Smith to chart the land and waterways of the Chesapeake. It along with the Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail are the only water trails designated a National Historic Trail.

Contents

  • Creation 1
  • See also 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Creation

Trail map

The Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail was established on December 19, 2006, by Pub.L. 109–418 after a year of feasibility studies undertaken by the

  • Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail. National Park Service.
  • Feasibility Study and Environmental Assessment. National Park Service.
  • Sailing the Chesapeake Bay.

External links

  1. ^ "Legislation: How a Dream Became a Reality". Friends of the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail. Retrieved December 16, 2007. 
  2. ^ H.R. 5466

References

See also

The bay-area water trail is part of the National Trails System and is administered by the National Park Service, in coordination with the Chesapeake Bay Gateways and Watertrails Network and the federal-state Chesapeake Bay Program.

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