Throughout Maryland's history, the bay and its tributaries
were the roads of travel and commerce. Today
the Chesapeake Bay is both the geographic
and cultural center of the state.

The Blue Crab is a fitting symbol of
the bay and the Blue Crab Site is
designed as a guide for you to
appreciate its history, culture,
environment and recreational
Festivals and Events
Bay Life
Historic Port of Baltimore
Parks on the Bay
Tall Ships
Classroom Afloat
Bay Links
Blue Crab Links
The Blue Crab Shop - Blue Crab stuff!
The Chesapeake Bay at

War of 1812 Bicentennial   
The State of Maryland established a MD Bicentennial Website that will be updated through 2013 with events and historical information. The War of 1812 Battle Maps site provides videos on three main battles in MD. The KeyCam site focuses on Francis Scott Key and the origin of our National Anthem including live videos of key harbor areas.

Copyright 1999
Check out our new "War of 1812 Bicentennial" tee shirts and other products. Artist Kurt Bittle's blue crab design has been augmented by stars and bars to recognize the Bicentennail with the focus on the Chesapeake Bay where the battle for our nation was won.
The Blue Crab Shop features, clothing, hats, coffee cups, totes, bumper stickers, etc. with the logo designed for the Blue Crab Site by artist Kurt Bittle and composite graphics by webmaster Scott Phillips. The distinctive Blue Crab merchandise displays the Save the Blue message, the new "Just a Crab in the Dark" Black Tee, and a whole new series War of 1812 Bicentennial products.
Tee Shirts/Sweat Shirts
New Black Tee
Bumper Sticker
Mouse Pad