U.S. Naval Academy

This is an aerial view of the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland on a beautiful weekend day, taken from a Cessna 150 Aerobat. The surrounding Severn River is filled with recreational boaters. Annapolis, the capital of Maryland, was settled in 1649 by Puritans. The Naval Academy itself was founded in 1845. Many notable graduates include US President Jimmy Carter, Senator John McCain, 54 astronauts and many other notables who have contributed significantly to US and world history.