Potomac River

The Potomac River ( /pəˈtoʊmək/) flows into the Chesapeake Bay, located along the mid-Atlantic coast of the United States. The river (main stem and North Branch) is approximately 405 miles (652 km) long, with a drainage area of about 14,700 square miles (38,000 km²). In terms of area, this makes the Potomac River the fourth largest river along the Atlantic coast of the United States and the 21st largest in the United States. Over 5 million people live within the Potomac watershed.

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Mallows Bay
... Mallows Bay is a small bay on the Maryland side of the Potomac River in Charles County, Maryland, and located at 38°28′21.4″N 77°16′6.9″W / 38.4 ... This small park contains the graves of more than 230 ships sunk in the river ... In 2010, a boat ramp and pier for recreational use was constructed to provide access to the Potomac River at Mallows Bay ...
Seneca Quarry
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    A reaction: a boat which is going against the current but which does not prevent the river from flowing on.
    Victor Hugo (1802–1885)

    The city of Washington is in some respects self-contained, and it is easy there to forget what the rest of the United States is thinking about. I count it a fortunate circumstance that almost all the windows of the White House and its offices open upon unoccupied spaces that stretch to the banks of the Potomac ... and that as I sit there I can constantly forget Washington and remember the United States.
    Woodrow Wilson (1856–1924)