What’s the source of the bay?
While his reputation is far reaching, and he has been the source of inspiration for many a purchase of milk and sports apparel, Cal Ripken is not the source of the Chesapeake Bay. If you’re looking for another link between the title of the post and the subject, you are on the right track. I’ll tell you the following to help you along.
The bay is not 2,131 miles long. It’s only about 200 miles long.
There aren’t 1995 species of fish in the bay. There are around 350.
If you’re really stretching it, you could point out that:
The average depth is 21 feet.
There is a part of the bay, somewhere that is 31 miles wide. (It’s widest part is 35 miles)
So together these could be 2131.
However, none of these are the answer I’m looking for. .
The link between the bay and Cal, is that the source of the Susquehanna River, which feeds the bay from the north, is Otsego Lake, located in Cooperstown, NY, where Cal was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, and the reason why Cal gets a nod after yesterday’s entry about the bay.
All these bay facts came from this site, just so you all know.
Also, this photo was taken from the sidewalk in Fell’s Point.
As we’re only posting on weekdays (MarylandWeekdayPhoto is just too odd to have as a domain name) Maryland Daily Photo will return on Monday with all new posts. Thanks for making this a great first week.