Economy vs nature on the Eastern Shore

The eastern shore, extending along three states, Maryland, Delaware, and Virginia, has provided many economic value to the states as well as the country. Because the eastern shore has both the Chesapeake bay and the Atlantic Ocean surround it, it provides a unique environment for different plants and species to thrive in. That being said,…

Skipjack Cultures

Our final Journey is coming to an end which mean that the semester is almost over, and what better way to end it than rebuilding a skipjack. The skipjack is a cultural symbol for the Chesapeake Bay. A skipjack defines the culture because they are a working boat that shapes the communities surrounding the bay.…

Building up on Kent Island

Like I have stated in one of my previous blogs, I have a serious issue with building homes along shore lines. It is a rising issue that effects shore lines and with the increase in water levels due, to global warming, it is not smart. One of the main issues with living by water, whether…

The Port of Baltimore: Stienweg Port Facility

With 90% of world trade brought in on ships, port facilities and storage units are a big deal along rivers and shorelines. My class and I went to Baltimore inner harbor where we went to Stienweg Port Facility. Here, ships bring a verity of metals like lead and aluminum as well as cocoa beans to…

Poultry Production on the Eastern Shore

During the beginning of one of our first trips on journey 4, we had gotten the opportunity to visit one of the family run chicken farms along the eastern shore of Maryland. Here, we met up with the Davison brothers and they had taken us on a tour of their farm and discussed how they…

A Change in Location and Time

Journey two has so far been my favorite journey because it was more about the environment and its physical attributes. It is a bit more up my alley on topics of interests because of all the biology and geology. Although I am not the best at biology, it is interesting to observe all the creatures…