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Commercial fishing is also an important industry in Virginia, with almost 20% of the nation’s total catch arriving through its port cities. The leading ocean catches are menhaden, flounder, croaker, scup and sea trout. Transportation Virginia’s first transportation system was born on the waters of the Chesapeake Bay and its river tributaries. During the early 1800s a network of canals was dug along the Potomac and James rivers that stretched inland as far as the mountains. The advent of railroads and modern highways deprived these great inland waterways of much of their traffic.
Northern Virginia Just across the river in Washington, in addition to the Kennedy Center, is the Lincoln Memorial, the Smithsonian Institution, the White House, the Capitol, the Washington Monument, the Supreme Court, and many other famous points of interest. And, if that’s not enough, many other sites, such as Manassas National Battlefield, the beautiful Shenandoah Valley, Colonial Williamsburg, Historic Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, Harpers Ferry, the grandeur of the Chesapeake Bay, and Baltimore’s magnificent Inner Harbor, can all be enjoyed by daytrip.