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Chesapeake Bay

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Definition a large North Atlantic inlet between Virginia and Maryland (fed by Susquehanna River)
  • On September 5, 1781, under the Count de Grasse, it took part in the Battle of Chesapeake Bay.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • Anyway, before I could start at the school, they sent us away on a training cruise in Chesapeake Bay.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • And how shall I describe my sensations when we were fairly sailing on Chesapeake Bay?
    Harriet Jacobs  --  Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
  • The last one is either Washington, D.C., or else maybe Annapolis or Chesapeake Bay.
    John Green  --  Paper Towns
  • The KEWs headed for Earth were going to leave craters deeper than Chesapeake Bay.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • "How is it," he wonders aloud as he gazes blankly across Chesapeake Bay, "that a kid with so much compassion could cause his parents so much pain?"
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • "Keep going into Chesapeake Bay," Annabeth said.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Sea of Monsters
  • General, there are some nice places right here on the Chesapeake Bay.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • Investigators had searched for weeks, never finding his body, and finally decided it had been washed away by the current out to the Chesapeake Bay.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • It empties into the Chesapeake Bay.
    Alexandra Bracken  --  The Darkest Minds
  • Howe's fleet was sighted in Chesapeake Bay on August 21.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • Anyway, you can't compare sailing on Lake Michigan with sailing on the Chesapeake Bay.
    Katherine Applegate  --  Everworld - Search For Senna
  • Maryland's Smith Island, in the Chesapeake Bay, was settled in the late seventeenth century by people originally from southwestern England.
    Robert MacNeil and William Crane  --  Do You Speak American?
  • Going down their east coast, we give treatment to two Delaware Bay cities, then two on Chesapeake Bay, one being of max historical and sentimental importance.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  • In all likelihood he was the only waterman on the Chesapeake Bay whose boat was named for a woman lawyer out of Shakespeare.
    Katherine Paterson  --  Jacob Have I Loved
  • CHESAPEAKE BAY forms the western boundary of the section of Maryland which is sometimes called Tidewater Maryland, sometimes called the Eastern Shore.
    Ann Petry  --  Harriet Tubman
  • At that moment she was a young girl standing on a wharf at Merry Point, Virginia, waiting for the Chesapeake Bay steamer with her father, who had been dead sixty-one years.
    Russell Baker  --  Growing Up
  • Summoned by an armed guard dressed casually as a weekend guest in white slacks and a loose, bulky white linen jacket, John St. Jacques walked into the library of their new safe house, an estate on Chesapeake Bay.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • So somehow Leslie was transformed into Maria Hunt, with whom I lay tangled on a sandy beach of the Chesapeake Bay at high noon in summertime; in my fancy her frantic eyes rolled up beneath the lids and she chewed through the lobe of my ear.
    William Styron  --  Sophie's Choice
  • Only as the local train shambled into the low-forested clayland of Westmoreland County, did he feel once more identified with his surroundings; at the station he saw a star he knew, and a cold moon bright over Chesapeake Bay; he heard the rasping wheels of buckboards turning, the lovely fatuous voices, the sound of sluggish primeval rivers flowing softly under soft Indian names.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night

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