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Amtrak expands service directly to Norfolk for direct connection to all points north and south

Norfolk residents can experience the return of reliable train service to the city. For the first time in 35 years, Amtrak train service will originate in Norfolk, with new departures connecting passengers to destinations north of the city, giving our travelers more benefits while the existing Amtrak bus service between Virginia Beach, Norfolk and Newport News continues to run.

Salisbury shipyard sends tugs, cruise ships and ferries around the world

THE CHESAPEAKE TODAY

SALISBURY, MD. — Given the huge expanse of the Chesapeake Bay region, with all its mighty tributaries, such as the Magothy, the Patuxent, Potomac and Choptank, it only figures that Maryland is the home of a shipbuilder. The old Davis Shipyard on Solomon’s Island was well-known world-wide for its custom sailing vessels in the last century, as was Trumpy’s custom yachts in Annapolis and the Liberty ships of Bethlehem Steel during WWII.

Now the Chesapeake Shipbuilding Co. has been building various vessels that sail the seas around the world, specializing in ocean-going tugboats, utility vessels, fireboats, ferries and small to medium size passenger cruise ships.

Chesapeake 1850

Ken Rossignol’s new series is off to a great start with Chesapeake 1850, the tale of Ethan Douglas from his days as a 10 year old cabin boy on his grandfather’s Chesapeake Bay steamship before the Civil War, through his rise to become a wealthy ship owner. The young boy witnesses everything from a hanging to hurricanes, to bloody Oyster Wars, and meets the love of his life and later marries her. The author does an excellent job of bringing history to life in an entertaining and captivating way that keeps you reading from start to finish.” — New York Times best-selling author Nick Russell

Norfolk: high winds blew bulk coal carrier ashore

NORFOLK, Va. — This collier was anchored at the Lynnhaven anchorage at the southern-most shores of the Chesapeake Bay while waiting berth space in Norfolk. The tempest of northern winds on Tuesday night that smashed into the northern shores of Willoughby Spit and Ocean View sea side communities of Norfolk and Lynnhaven Inlet, Chesapeake Beach, Little Creek Inlet, and Chick’s Beach
communities of Virginia Beach, Virginia scattered many ocean going cargo and coal ships that were anchored at an officially approved anchorage.

New areas of Battleship USS Wisconsin now open to public

Prior to boarding the ship, visitors are invited to see the film, Forward for Freedom, which will be shown in the new Battleship Intro Theater inside Nauticus. The six-minute film brings the Wisconsin to life through the stories and commentary of those who have supported the ship, especially those who served aboard her .