The Watermen's Museum

The Watermen's Museum (HM17X8)

Location: Yorktown, VA 23690 York County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 14.375', W 76° 30.639'

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Part of a Network of Special Places

— Chesapeake Bay Gateways —

The Watermen's Museum is one of the Chesapeake Bay's special places linked together by the Gateways Network. Visitors to Chesapeake Bay Gateways experience first-hand the varied stories and adventures shaped by the extraordinary environment of America's largest estuary. There are more than 150 Gateway sites and water-trails and all of them offer ways to explore and connect to the authentic Chesapeake. To learn more, visit the Gateways website at: www.baygateways.net or ask here for the informative map and guide.

Chesapeake Bay Facts:
· 2,500 sq. miles of water
· Width: 3.4 to 35 miles
· Approximately 11,684 miles of shoreline
· Average depth - 21 feet; maximum depth 174 feet
· Largest of the 130 estuaries (a place where salt and fresh water intermix) in the United States
· Watershed drains 64,000 sq. miles of land in 5 states
· The estuary supports more than 3,600 species of plants and animals

While in the area visit nearby Gateway sites to learn even more stories about the Chesapeake Bay.

Watermen fishing the Bay
The Chesapeake Bay is filled with maritime lore. Watermen still head out in pre-dawn darkness to harvest the Bay's bounty.

Osprey
Millions of waterfowl make their way along the Bay and through its watershed every year. Witness these migrations and countless other natural wonders.

Yorktown Battlefield
At Gateway sites like Yorktown Battlefield history comes alive. The Bay provided the background for events that created our nation.
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HM NumberHM17X8
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Placed ByNational Park Service
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Date Added Friday, October 3rd, 2014 at 9:44pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 366007 N 4122519
Decimal Degrees37.23958333, -76.51065000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 14.375', W 76° 30.639'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 14' 22.50" N, 76° 30' 38.34" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)757
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 309 Water St, Yorktown VA 23690, US
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