An estuary of the Delaware River emptying into the Atlantic Ocean between eastern Delaware and southern New Jersey.
(place) Estuary of the Delaware River, & an inlet of the Atlantic, between SW N.J. and E Del.: c. 55 mi (89 km) long.
Delaware-bay Sentence Examples
A part of the Catskills, and the region farther S., drains into Delaware Bay through the Delaware river.
On both sides of the entrance to Delaware Bay Samuel Godyn, Samuel Blomaert and five other directors who were admitted to partner ship in the second year (1630) established the manor and colony of Swaanendael; on a tract opposite the lower end of Manhattan Island and including Staten Island, Michael Pauw established the manor and colony of Pavonia; on both sides of the Hudson and extending in all directions from Fort Orange (Albany) Kilian van Rensselaer established the manor and colony of Rensselaerwyck.
The Dutch had long claimed the whole coast from Delaware Bay to Cape Cod, but by the treaty of Hartford (1650), negotiated between himself and the commissioners of the United Colonies of New England, Stuyvesant agreed to a boundary which on the mainland roughly determined the existing boundary between New York and Connecticut and on Long Island extended southward from the west side of Oyster Bay to the Atlantic Ocean.