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Will there be a happy ending for this shad tale?

The behavior of European settlers toward the Chesapeake's marvelous natural resource of migratory fishes is a sad tale; a shabby tale. I call it a shad tale. We don't know how many millennia shad, alewives and herring made their spring...

History Lessons for the Future

"A faire Bay, compassed but at the mouth with fruitfull and delightsome land." - Capt. John Smith in his 1607 description of the Chesapeake Bay The Discovery In latitude 36 degrees north, the ships "Susan Constant," "Godspeed" and the...

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