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The Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail is America’s first water-based national historic trail. It consists of the combined routes of Smith’s historic voyages on the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries in 1607-1609. Designated by Congress in December 2006, the trail stretches approximately 3,000 miles up and down the Bay and along tributaries in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia.

The website includes lesson plans for educators, activity books and historical clues for kids, as well as significant information about Chesapeake Bay, the Native Americans who lived there, and Captain Smith.
posted by netbros (5 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

 
There is an older underwater trail in a national park, but it has not been officially named a historic trail.
posted by Mo Nickels at 7:49 AM on April 16, 2011 [2 favorites]


"The Captain John Smith Cheesecake National Historic Trail". Sheesh.

I fear that soon everything will read exactly the way I want it to read, regardless of what's on the page.
posted by sutt at 7:56 AM on April 16, 2011


SELF-LINK (once removed)

If you are into this kind of stuff, please take a look at the website for the Colonial Seaport Foundation. They are a group I do some volunteer work for. A truly superb group of people, they are building an 18th century sloop that will be used to educate the public about our colonial maritime history. They are a registered charity, so if you could kick them a few bucks it would be put to good use.
posted by Benny Andajetz at 8:36 AM on April 16, 2011


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posted by adamvasco at 8:51 AM on April 16, 2011


Trail map. Took me a while to find it, buried in the FAQ. Should be the main image on the front page.
posted by stbalbach at 5:27 PM on April 16, 2011 [1 favorite]


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