Places and People
Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network

The links below take you on a journey exploring the traditions and heritage of the Bay's people and places. The book Window on the Chesapeake highlights 35 great stories of people living and working along the Bay, and the monthly magazine Bay Journal profiles a new Chesapeake Gateway each month.

Window on the Chesapeake

Cover from Window on the ChesapeakeWindow on the Chesapeake: The Bay, Its People and Places delivers 35 compelling portraits of individuals and destinations that are Chesapeake through and through. A joint project of the Gateways Network and the Mariners' Museum in Newport News, Virginia, Window is available at many Network sites and through the Mariner's Museum Store. It features dozens of individual Gateways as seen through the eyes of people whose lives are inextricably linked with the Bay.

Excerpts from Window on the Chesapeake:

Bay Journal Articles

Bay Journal, a monthly newspaper focusing on diverse Chesapeake Bay issues regularly profiles a Chesapeake Bay Gateway. Read the stories of these special places below - and consider ordering a free subscription to Bay Journal!

  • Richardson Museum building Cambridge's future by capturing its past (November 2010) - The corner of Hayward and Maryland avenues in Cambridge, MD, is not quiet.
  • Point Lookout a gateway to Bay's Civil War history, perhaps the great beyond (October 2010) - Volunteer Ranger Bob Cricwkenberger is a man of facts and action. His track record at Point Lookout State Park in Maryland makes that clear.
  • Wye Grist Mill still keeping its nose to the grindstone (September 2010) - When the water wheel moves at the Wye Grist Mill, the entire building feels the rhythm. The millstones whirl and rumble. The floorboards hum underfoot.
  • The Maryland Wilderness shows visitors it's a zoo out there in their own backyards (June 2010) - Ever since he was born two years ago, a visit to the Maryland Zoo has become all about the baby elephant.
  • Diversity of resources at Riverbend has attracted visitors for millenia (May 2010) - An uplifted face, hewn from the wooden top of a modern-day totem pole, basks in the sun. It faces east, where the morning light floods through a wall of windows at the Riverbend Park Visitors Center. It also faces the river.



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