Sailing aboard the 18th-century schooner Sultana, a group of first-year students explored the rich history of the Chesapeake Bay. Organized by Washington College’s C.V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience, this pre-orientation trip offered students an opportunity to live aboard an 18th-century vessel, meet a buccaneer from the Golden Age of Piracy, play 18th-century baseball, and explore the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. Divided up into two teams, the Royal Navy and the Buccaneers, the participants faced off in a series of challenges, culminating in an epic naval battle on Langford Creek.
The Department of Art and Art History welcomed distinguished art historian John Walsh, Director Emeritus of the J. Paul Getty Museum and Adjunct Professor of Art History at Yale University to discuss John Trumbull’s painting “Battle of Bunker Hill.”
The Bay Bridge run is one of the finest and most scenic runs in America! The Eastbound span of the Bay Bridge is closed to traffic while 3000 runners start from the Eastern Shore side of the Bay and race 10 kilometers to Sandy Point State Park. There are water and potty stops every mile on the span. It is a unique experience to be running 200 feet above the Chesapeake Bay while sailers and boaters wave to you and sea gulls are wheeling right over your head. This year the Whitbread Round the World Race started a leg from Baltimore the same day as our race. It was quite an experience to see the Bay filled with sail boats of every size and shape. In this year’s Bay Bridge run we fielded more than a dozen runners. Every year we field a bigger team.