Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail

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.

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Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail - Creation
... The Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail was established on December 19, 2006, by Pub.L ... after a year of feasibility studies undertaken by the National Park Service and authorized by the United States Congress ... Pressure to create the trail came from bipartisan legislation initially introduced in the Senate in August 2005 ...

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