Nice to Hear from You!
Applause for the Heron
I am hoping you would pass along to photographer Richard
Weiblinger my compliments. His picture of the great blue heron
on the back cover of the Spring 2012 issue is most beautiful. I
have hung it where I can see it often each day!
Great work you are all doing for the Bay.
—Maureen Smith, Stuarts Draft, VA
Note: Thank you for your note about Richard Weiblinger’s
beautiful shot of a great blue heron taking a stab at some
lunch at Maryland’s Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge. This
image was submitted in our 2008 member photo contest and
published in CBF’s 2009 calendar. We are very fortunate to
have such talented members who are willing to share their
images for the good of the Bay. Look for our 2013 photo
contest to be announced in the spring!—Loren Anne Barnett
I was appreciating reading your article on Baltimore when I came
upon a common error. The ship currently berthed as an attraction in the Inner Harbor of Baltimore is the US Sloop-of-War
Constellation, constructed and launched in 1854. The original
US Frigate Constellation, launched in 1797, was decommissioned and subsequently broken up in Norfolk in 1853.
When I moved into the Baltimore area in the 1990s, the sloop
was mistakenly marketed as the original frigate. Research later
found the true history of the sloop, which included her being
reconfigured to look like the original frigate.
I've been reading up a lot lately on the early naval history, the
original six frigates, and the War of 1812. Nice website here:
Thanks for all you do for the Bay!
—Penny Zahn, Severna Park, MD
Editor’s note: Thanks for your note. The story behind this is
so interesting. I really appreciate that you sent the link to
historicships.org. I will make sure to pass this information along
to the sources I had used for the article. Glad to know that you
are a member and that you read Save the Bay.
—Loren Anne Barnett
Cheers from Afar
Although I lived near the Chesapeake Bay (in St. Mary’s
County, Maryland) for 50 years, I’ve now lived 1,200 miles away
(in Minnesota) for the past 10 years and have gained even more
appreciation for clean water. The struggle to preserve and
improve the waters goes on here also, with all the lakes and
streams nearby, in constant use for recreation, fishing, and
Keep forging ahead, CBF!
—Ethel Smith, Wayzata, MN
Note: Thank you for your words of encouragement and continued interest in the Bay and clean water. As we defend the Clean
Water Blueprint for the Chesapeake—EPA’s pollution-reduction
targets and the states’ plans to achieve them—it is helpful to
have allies inside and outside the watershed. See “Campaigns”
on pages 10 through 13 for an update on our progress and our
plan for forging ahead.—Loren Anne Barnett
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