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Delaware Bay

(Encyclopedia) Delaware Bay: see Delaware , river.

Delaware

(Encyclopedia) Delaware dĕl´əwâr, –wər , river, c.280 mi (450 km) long, rising in the Catskill Mts., SE N.Y., in east and west branches, which meet at Hancock. It flows SE along…

Vries, David Pietersen de

(Encyclopedia) Vries, David Pietersen de dä´vēt pē´tərsən də vrēs [key], b. c.1593, Dutch merchant captain and colonizer. An experienced mariner, Vries, in partnership with directors…

De la Warr, Thomas West, 12th Baron

(Encyclopedia) De la Warr, Thomas West, 12th Baron dĕl´əwər [key], 1577–1618, English colonial governor of Virginia. He saw fighting in the Netherlands and was knighted when…

Delmarva

(Encyclopedia) Delmarva dĕlmär´və [key], peninsula, c.180 mi (290 km) long, separating Chesapeake Bay on the west from Delaware Bay and the Atlantic Ocean on the east; named for…

Cape May

(Encyclopedia) Cape May, city (1990 pop. 4,668), Cape May co., S N.J., on Cape May peninsula and the Atlantic Ocean; settled in the 1600s, inc. 1857. One of the nation's oldest…

Barney, Joshua

(Encyclopedia) Barney, Joshua bär´nē [key], 1759–1818, American naval officer and privateer, b. Baltimore. He entered the navy early in the American Revolution, engaged in many feats…

Hudson, Henry

(Encyclopedia) Hudson, Henry, fl. 1607–11, English navigator and explorer. He was hired (1607) by the English Muscovy Company to find the Northeast Passage to Asia. He failed,…

horseshoe crab

(Encyclopedia) horseshoe crab, large, primitive marine arthropod of the family Limulidae, related to the spider and scorpion and sometimes called a king crab (a name also…

Delaware

(Encyclopedia) Delaware dĕl´əwâr, –wər , one of the Middle Atlantic states of the United States, the country's second smallest state (after Rhode Island). It is bordered by…