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Delaware Bay   /dˈɛləwˌɛr beɪ/   Listen
Delaware Bay

noun
1.
An inlet of the North Atlantic; fed by the Delaware River.






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"Delaware Bay" Quotes from Famous Books



... of Congress of May 7th, 1822, appropriated the sum of $22,700 for the purpose of erecting two piers as a shelter for vessels from ice near Cape Henlopen, Delaware Bay. To effect the object of the act the officers of the Board of Engineers, with Commodore Bainbridge, were directed to prepare plans and estimates of piers sufficient to answer the purpose intended by the act. It appears by their report, which accompanies ...
— Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present • Various

... for Girard that he got into Philadelphia just when he did, with all his possessions with him. He had the narrowest escape from capture. On his way from New Orleans to a Canadian port, he had lost himself in a fog at the entrance of Delaware Bay, swarming then with British cruisers, of whose presence Captain Girard had heard nothing. His flag of distress brought alongside an American captain, who told him where he was, and assured him that, if he ventured out to-sea, he would never ...
— Famous Americans of Recent Times • James Parton

... luck followed Stephen Girard all his life. No matter what he did, it always seemed to others to turn to his account. His coming to Philadelphia seemed a lucky accident. A sloop was seen one morning off the mouth of Delaware Bay floating the flag of France and a signal of distress. Young Girard was captain of this sloop, and was on his way to a Canadian port with freight from New Orleans. An American skipper, seeing his distress, went to his aid, but told him ...
— Architects of Fate - or, Steps to Success and Power • Orison Swett Marden

... engineer and steel magnate, as a birthday present to his wife. Mrs Vansittart's passion was yachting, and she was wont to knock about New York Bay, the Hudson River, and Long Island Sound, with occasional adventurous stretches down the coast as far as Delaware Bay, or even to Baltimore, in a sturdy little ten-ton sloop, the while she studied seamanship and navigation and Mr Vansittart attended ...
— The First Mate - The Story of a Strange Cruise • Harry Collingwood



Words linked to "Delaware Bay" :   Garden State, Delaware, First State, Diamond State, New Jersey, NJ, embayment, Atlantic Ocean, DE, Atlantic, bay, jersey



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