Bay Definition, Map No. 8

Bay Definition, Map No. 8

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08.02.01.06 - Code of Maryland Regulation

Bay Definition, Map No. 8

Bay Definition, Map No. 8

.06 Dividing Lines of the Chesapeake Bay, Sounds and Straits.

A. The boundaries set forth in §B of this regulation are designated as official dividing lines of the Chesapeake Bay, sounds and straits.

B. Any creek, cove, or other tributary less than 100 yards in width that intersects any segment of the following delineating lines shall not be a part of the described area.

Holland Straits

All of the waters of the State beginning at a point at or near the Dorchester/Somerset County line, where that line intersects with a line between Fog Point and the south end of Holland Island, defined by Lat. 38°04.78' N and Long. 76°04.18' W; then running approximately 336° True to a point at or near the south end of Holland Island, defined by Lat. 38°06.91' N and Long. 76°05.41' W; then running northerly along the east side of Holland Island to a point at or near the north end of Holland Island, defined by Lat. 38°07.76' N and Long. 76°05.36' W; then running approximately 17° True to a point at or near the south end of Adam Island, defined by Lat. 38°08.29' N and Long. 76°05.16' W; then running northerly along the east side of Adam Island to a point at or near the north end of Adam Island, defined by Lat. 38°09.25' N and Long. 76°05.20' W; then running approximately 23° True to a point at or near the south end of Pone Island, defined by Lat. 38°09.40' N and Long. 76°05.13' W; then running northeasterly along the south side of Pone Island to a point at or near the south side of Long Creek, defined by Lat. 38°09.78' N and Long. 76°04.17' W; then running approximately 7° True to a point at or near the north side of Long Creek, defined by Lat. 38°09.98' N and Long. 76º04.14' W; then running northeasterly along the south shore of Pone Island to a point at or near the west side of Swan Pond Creek, defined by Lat. 38°10.11' N and Long. 76°03.94' W; then running approximately 74° True to a point at or near the east side of Swan Pond Creek, defined by Lat. 38°10.16' N and Long. 76°03.72' W; then running southeasterly along the south shore of Bloodsworth Island to a point at or near Lower Island Point, defined by Lat. 38°08.86' N and Long. 76°01.90' W; then running approximately 133° True to a point at or near Sound Point, defined by Lat. 38°08.03' N and Long. 76°00.76' W; then running westerly along the north shore of South Marsh Island to a point at or near the east side of Gunbarrel Cove, defined by Lat. 38°07.81' N and Long. 76°01.49' W; then running approximately 239° True to a point at or near Gunbarrel Point, defined by Lat. 38°07.54' N and Long. 76°02.06' W; then running approximately 184° True to a point at or near the west side of Gunbarrel Cove, defined by Lat. 38°07.49' N and Long. 76°02.06' W; then running southerly to a point at or near the east side of Sheepshead Harbor Gut, defined by Lat. 38°05.12' N and Long. 76°02.09' W; then running approximately 226° True to a point at or near the west side of Sheepshead Harbor Gut, defined by Lat. 38°05.11' N and Long. 76°02.11' W; then running westerly along the shore of South Marsh Island to a point at or near Sedgy Point, defined by Lat. 38°05.64' N and Long. 76°03.36' W; then running approximately 281° True to a point at or near the easterly point of Pry Island, defined by Lat. 38°05.66' N and Long. 76°03.47' W; then running westerly along the north shore of Pry Island to a point at or near the southwesterly tip of Pry Island, defined by Lat. 38°05.68' N and Long. 76°03.70' W; then running approximately 203° True to the point of beginning, defined by Lat. 38°04.78' N and Long. 76°04.18' W.

Hoopers Straits

All of the waters of the State enclosed by a line beginning at a point at or near Okahanikan Point, defined by Lat. 38°11.54' N and Long. 76°05.26' W; then running approximately 320° True to a point at or near Creek Point, defined by Lat. 38°13.97' N and Long. 76°07.87' W; then running approximately 50° True to a point at or near a point on the shore at Jimson Weed Marsh, defined by Lat. 38°15.21' N and Long. 76°05.99' W; then running southeasterly along the shore of Jimson Weed Marsh and Bishops Head Marsh to a point at or near Bishops Head Point, defined by Lat. 38°12.93' N and Long. 76°01.94' W; then running approximately 188° True to a point at or near Piney Island Point, defined by Lat. 38°11.58' N and Long. 76°02.16' W; then running westerly along the north shore of Bloodsworth Island and Pone Island to the point of beginning, defined by Lat. 38°11.54' N and Long. 76°05.26' W.

Northern Portion Of Tangier Sound (Northern Segment) Text is currently being amended to reflex recent changes, map is up-to-date.

... Then running approximately 344° True to a point at or near Muscle Hole Point, defined by Lat. 38°04.67'N and Long. 76°00.34'W; then running northerly along the east shore of South Marsh Island to a point at or near Long Point, defined by Lat. 38°06.42'N and Long. 76°01.03'W; then running approximately 287° True to a point at or near the north shore of Pungers Creek, defined by Lat. 38°06.48'N and Long.76°01.26'W; then running northerly along the shore to a point at or near Pungers Point, defined by Lat. 38°06.95'N and Long. 76°01.04'W; then running approximately 33° True to a point at or near Marsh Point, defined by Lat. 38°07.24'N and Long. 76°00.80'W; then running northerly along the shore to a point at or near Sound Point, defined by Lat. 38°08.03'N and Long. 76°00.76'W; then running approximately 313° True to a point at or near Lower Island Point on the south side of Bloodsworth Island, defined by Lat. 38°08.86'N and Long. 76°01.90'W; then running northerly along the east side of Bloodsworth Island to a point at or near Piney Island Point, defined by Lat. 38°11.58'N and Long. 76°02.16'W; then running approximately 8° True to a point at or near Bishops Head Point, defined by Lat. 38°12.93'N and Long. 76° 01.94' W; then running approximately 70° True to a point at or near the southwest tip of Clay Island, defined by Lat. 38°13.97'N and Long. 75°58.35'W; then running easterly along the south shore of Clay Island to a point at or near Frog Point, defined by Lat. 38º14.21' N and Long. 75º56.90' W; then running approximately 101º True to a point at or near Stump Point, defined by Lat. 38º13.73'N and Long. 75º53.82' W; then running easterly along the shore of Stump Point Marsh to a point at or near Mollie Point, defined by Lat. 38º13.75' N and Long. 75º53.03' W then running approximately 33º True to a point at or near Bay Point, defined by Lat. 38º14.57' N and Long. 75º52.34' W; then running approximately 147º True to a point at or near Wingate Point, defined by Lat. 38º13.71' N and Long. 75º51.62' W; then running approximately 221º True to a point at or near Long Point, defined by Lat. 38º12.21' N and Long. 75º53.26' W; then running westerly along the shore to a point at or near the east shore of Rock Creek, defined by Lat. 38º11.46' N and Long. 75º55.34' W; then running approximately 256º True to a point at or near the west shore of Rock Creek, defined by Lat. 38º11.44' N and Long. 75º55.46' W; then running west and south along the shore to a point at or near the north side of Upper Thorofare, defined by Lat. 38°10.19'N and Long. 75°56.86'W; then running approximately 199° True to a point at or near the south side of Upper Thorofare, on Deal Island, defined by Lat. 38°10.13'N and Long. 75°56.88'W; then running southerly along the west shore of Deal Island to a point at or near the north side of Lower Thorofare, near Wenona, defined by Lat. 38°07.61'N and Long. 75°56.98'W; then running approximately 115° True to a point at or near the south side of Lower Thorofare, on Little Deal Island, defined by Lat. 38°07.51'N and Long. 75°56.72'W; then running southerly along the west shore of Little Deal Island to a point at or near Pin Point, defined by Lat. 38°06.71'N and Long. 75°56.46'W; then running approximately 126° True to a point at or near Hazard Point, defined by Lat. 38°04.54'N and Long. 75°52.73'W; then running southerly along the west shores of Hazard Island and Pat Island to a point at or near Porpoise Point, defined by Lat. 38°03.62'N and Long. 75°52.47'W;...

Continued south on bay Map #9