Originally Posted by rockDAWG:1019914
May be it was just me. When our kids were young, we would not allow our kids swim in the Chesapeake Bay. But at that time, we were in the mid and upper Chesapeake bay. The lower bay is much cleaner.
To each their own...
There are places I wouldn't swim; the Patapsco, Back River, to name a few...Hart & Miller Island and North I think is safe. I wouldn't swim in most waters on the bay with an open wound or after a hard rain.
I spent many a summer as a kid on the bay, swam a lot and I seem OK...then again? LOL