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Chesapeake Bay

Chesapeake Bay, in Maryland and Virginia, is the largest inlet from the Atlantic into the coast line of the United States. It is nearly 200 miles long and from 4 to 40 miles broad. Its entrance between Cape Charles on the north and Cape Henry on the south is about 16 miles wide. Around its shores are numerous commodious harbours, and into it flow the Susquehanna, Potomac, and James rivers.