Potomac River traffic

This view of a pleasure boat passing under the railroad bridge crossing the Potomac from Virginia to the District of Columbia was taken from a Metro train.  THE CHESAPEAKE TODAY photo

This view of two pleasure boats passing under the railroad bridge crossing the Potomac from Virginia to the District of Columbia was taken from a Metro train. THE CHESAPEAKE TODAY photo

This view of the railroad bridge was taken about one-hundred and fifty years earlier and looks towards Washington DC from Alexandria, Va.

This view of the railroad bridge was taken about one-hundred and fifty years earlier and looks towards Washington DC from Alexandria, Va.

President's Cup Regatta on the Potomac River in 1931

President’s Cup Regatta on the Potomac River in 1931

Steamboat on the Potomac River about 1914.

Steamboat on the Potomac River about 1914.

Acclaimed photographer of Washington, D.C. and environs Theodor Horydzak and friend sitting on boat.

Acclaimed photographer of Washington, D.C. and environs Theodor Horydzak and friend sitting on boat.

This Chesapeake steamer ran the routes between Norfolk, Washington and Baltimore, stopping and dozens of landings along the way.

This Chesapeake steamer ran the routes between Norfolk, Washington and Baltimore, stopping and dozens of landings along the way.

The Lady Sandals arrives in Breton Bay after a trip down the Potomac from Alexandria. THE CHESAPEAKE TODAY photo

The Lady Sandals arrives in Breton Bay after a trip down the Potomac from Alexandria. THE CHESAPEAKE TODAY photo

President Harry Truman on the USS Williamsburg sailed on the Potomac River.

President Harry Truman on the USS Williamsburg sailed on the Potomac River.

Autos line the pier awaiting the return of President Truman to Washington on a voyage on the USS Williamsburg.

Autos line the pier awaiting the return of President Truman to Washington on a voyage on the USS Williamsburg.

President Truman disembarks from the Williamsburg at Washington after a long voyage that took him down the Potomac, to Annapolis where he stopped at the Naval Academy, through the C & D Canal to Delaware Bay, to Rhode Island, to Bermuda and stopped at Hampton Rhodes on the return trip to Washington, D.C.

President Truman disembarks from the Williamsburg at Washington after a long voyage that took him down the Potomac, to Annapolis where he stopped at the Naval Academy, through the C & D Canal to Delaware Bay, to Rhode Island, to Bermuda and stopped at Hampton Rhodes on the return trip to Washington, D.C.

The county fathers of St. Mary's County were slow to learn about tourism. When the promoters of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum at St. Michael's Md. learned that the Coast Guard was converting the lighthouse to automatic they asked for and received the Bell Tower, which is now on display at St. Michaels.  THE CHESAPEAKE TODAY photo

The county fathers of St. Mary’s County were slow to learn about tourism. When the promoters of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum at St. Michael’s Md. learned that the Coast Guard was converting the lighthouse to automatic they asked for and received the Point Lookout Lighthouse Bell Tower, which is now on display at St. Michaels. THE CHESAPEAKE TODAY photo

Ragged Point Light warns traffic on the river of a rocky shoal. THE CHESAPEAKE TODAY photo

Ragged Point Light warns traffic on the river of a rocky shoal. THE CHESAPEAKE TODAY photo

One of the fleet of wooden skiffs which served Quade's Store at Bushwood Wharf for years.  THE CHESAPEAKE TODAY photo

One of the fleet of wooden skiffs which served Quade’s Store at Bushwood Wharf for years. THE CHESAPEAKE TODAY photo

A hard day of sailing leads a ship load of thirsty sailors seeking crabcakes and rum rations to Fitzie's Marina on Breton Bay. THE CHESAPEAKE TODAY photo

A hard day of sailing leads a ship load of thirsty sailors seeking crabcakes and rum rations to Fitzie’s Marina on Breton Bay. THE CHESAPEAKE TODAY photo

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