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Cargo Ship Grounded in Windy Chesapeake Bay

The Coast Guard said the weather was to blame for the grounding of the 751-foot bulk carrier the Ornak and for a collision of two other vessels Tuesday night.

04/16/2014

People run out of the Chesapeake Bay at Sandy Point State Park in Annapolis, Maryland. (Credit: WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Make-Up Day for 18th Polar Bear Plunge Underway

The 18th annual Polar Bear Plunge is taking place at Sandy Point State Park in Annapolis.

03/08/2014

People run out of the Chesapeake Bay at Sandy Point State Park in Annapolis, Maryland. (Credit: WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Polar Bear Plunge Rescheduled for March 8

Maryland State Police and Special Olympics Maryland have announced the rescheduled 18th annual Polar Bear Plunge, which was postponed in January because of below-freezing temperatures and high winds.

02/28/2014

People jump into the Chesapeake Bay at Sandy Point State Park in Annapolis during the Polar Bear Plunge in 2012. (Photo credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Polar Bear Plunge in Chesapeake Bay Rescheduled for March

Special Olympics Maryland is rescheduling its annual Polar Bear Plunge, which was canceled over the weekend because of high winds and below-freezing temperatures.

01/29/2014

Canadian Geese fly near a Washington Metropolitan Police air boat traveling on the frozen Potomac River, Jan. 23, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Maryland Ice Breakers Clearing Chesapeake Waterways

This winter’s chilly weather has crews breaking up ice on the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries for the first time in years.

01/29/2014

Traffic backs up at the Bay Bridge in Maryland (Photo credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

NTSB Releases Initial Report on Bay Bridge Crash

The National Transportation Safety Board has released its initial report on the July Chesapeake Bay Bridge accident that sent a car careening over the side of the structure and into the water below.

08/19/2013

File photo of the Chesapeake Bay. (Photo credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Missing Man’s Body Found in Chesapeake Bay

Maryland Natural Resources Police say search crews have found the body of an Anne Arundel County man who disappeared while retrieving a friend’s hat from the Chesapeake Bay.

07/23/2013

Traffic backs up at the Bay Bridge in Maryland (Photo credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Md. Woman in Bay Bridge Collision Out of Hospital

A Maryland woman has been released from the hospital after a collision on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge that sent her and her car into the water.

07/21/2013

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Don’t Call It A Comeback (Yet): Blue Crab Recovery Is A Delicate Process

The number of blue crabs in the Chesapeake Bay dropped steeply from last year, according to an annual survey released in April.

07/15/2013

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Chesapeake Bay Restoration Sized Up: Mixed Report

Washington, D.C., and states within the Chesapeake Bay watershed are making progress to reduce pollution flowing into the hobbled estuary but none is on track to meet cleanup commitments set this year, an analysis by environmental groups concludes.

07/08/2013

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