U.S State Capitals on the Ocean

There are six U.S state capitals that border the ocean. Can you name them all?
We consider marginal seas, inlets, etc... to be part of the ocean
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Atlantic
Annapolis
Boston
Providence
Pacific
Honolulu
Juneau
Olympia
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Level 86
Jan 24, 2017
I'd argue for Dover to be touching the ocean. Houses along the coast of Delaware bay there have Dover addresses.
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Level 81
Oct 7, 2018
But Dover itself hasn't seen the ocean since before recorded history.
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Level 68
Dec 21, 2019
Dover city limits do not extend to the water.
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Level 70
Jan 25, 2017
I'd also add that Annapolis is far from being on the Atlantic Ocean, unless you consider the Chesapeake Bay to be the ocean, which I don't.
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Level 64
Jan 26, 2017
You may not recognize it, but looking at this page, it seems that Annapolis does touch the sea
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Level 61
Jan 26, 2017
Well any non-inland body of water is considered part of an ocean.
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Level 71
May 26, 2017
Annapolis is a small port and home of the US Naval Academy. If the quiz is going to include Olympia, Annapolis is far easier to navigate to by boat from the closest ocean.
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Level 71
Jan 25, 2017
oh...my...God...for the life of me I couldn't figure out why Seattle wasn't working. I actually facepalmed. Not figuratively...literally.
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Level 61
Jan 25, 2017
Yeah, once on a U.S capitals quiz, I couldn't figure out why Miami wasn't working... "sigh"
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Level 19
Nov 23, 2017
And I once could not figure out why Washington D.C. wasn't working.
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Level 57
May 26, 2017
Hope the bruise has gone down now! ;-)
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Level 79
May 26, 2017
>_< Forgot about Hawaii and Alaska. Duh.
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Level 58
May 26, 2017
Same
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Level 65
May 26, 2017
Whoops. Missed Honolulu.
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Level 68
May 26, 2017
Olympia and Annapolis are pretty big stretches. I doubt anyone that just took a dip in the Chesapeake or the Puget Sound says they swam in the ocean that day.
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Level 45
May 27, 2017
Nobody says that, but since there isn't any land that fully divides the two, I guess people look at the map and say that it is
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Level 61
May 31, 2017
Sounds and bays are considered to be extensions of oceans by definition, no matter how far they stretch into land. Thus, if any state capital were on the Gulf of Mexico, it would be on an ocean (i.e., the Atlantic).
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Level 72
Jan 31, 2020
What about Providence, which connects to a river, which connects to a bay?i don’t understand that one at all.
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Level 54
Jun 27, 2018
i would
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Level 81
Oct 7, 2018
I certainly would and I've been all over the ocean. The Chesapeake's at sea level full of ocean creatures. It's not a river, you can't see across it in places, it has dangerous storms. It's no different than Long Island Sound.
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Level 65
Sep 7, 2019
The ocean is an hour drive from Olympia 🙄
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Level 43
May 26, 2017
why is providence on here?!?!?!?!
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Level 82
May 26, 2017
Because it touches a river that leads directly into the ocean.
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Level 86
May 27, 2017
I think it needs to be a body of water a little more prominent than a river; otherwise, there are a host of other capitals that should count if the criterion is just being on a river than leads into the ocean - Augusta, Hartford, Albany, Richmond, Baton Rouge, St Paul (as someone above pointed out), maybe more. I thin it's Narragansett Bay that counts in the case of Providence.
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Level 61
May 31, 2017
The Providence River is not a river in the usual sense, as it is a tidal river formed by the confluence of two rivers. This In that sense, the Providence River is more an extension of Narragansett Bay (and thus of the Atlantic Ocean) than it is a conventional river (cf. Albany on the Hudson River). Admittedly, in the end, Providence's oceanic bordering is the most questionable on the list, not Annapolis' or Olympia's.
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Level 81
Oct 7, 2018
Providence is in very plain sight in Narragansett Bay. The rivers to Providence and Fall River aren't great fresh water rivers, they're more broad inlets from the ocean at the end of very short, minor rivers. Augusta and Hartford are way up proper, heavy flowing rivers that have almost zero brackishness. Augusta gets a minor tide as the lower reaches of the Kennebec River get backed up by the Gulf of Maine's immense tidal surge.