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The Bay's Ups and Downs

Chesapeake currents are tricky to read, but understanding how tides affect the massive amount of Bay water heading downstream can help boaters time their passages to go with the flow.

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5 Easy Projects (Some Assembly Required)
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Yopps Cove: What's the Use?
The author discovers that what first impressed her about Carter Creek, Va.’s Yopps Cove isn’t what Impressed her the second time . . . or the third. read more »
Wilton Creek: Best Storm-Hole Ever?
The Piankatank River’s Wilton Creek may be the Bay’s perfect refuge in a blow. read more »
A Gourmet View
Bridges Restaurant on Kent Narrows packs a punch in the kitchen and adds a killer view. read more »
Mutiny Pirate Bar and Island Grille
You won’t find any gruel at the Mutiny Pirate Bar and Island Grille. Instead, you’ll find friendly staff, great food and a little extra pirate fun. read more »
  Phosphorus Fight, Round Two
Delegates and Senators have introduced five bills that seek to...
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  Fat Cat Blues
The giant blue catfish, a Mississippi River native introduced to the Bay in the 1970s, thrills ...
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Trawler Luv

These four small-but-mighty trawlers are great for cruising boaters, packing in as much or as little as each owner needs.


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From Havre de Grace and North East River to Point Lookout and the northern and eastern shores of the Potomac River

From Smith Point to Cape Henry and the southern and western shores of the Potomac River
Lankford Bay Marina
Learn more about this full service marina on Maryland's Eastern Shore. (2:37)
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Annapolis City Marina
Soak up the ambiance of this full service marina located in one of the most popular cruising destinations on the Chesapeake. (1:40)
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  Glancing Sideways
Side-scan sonar is now available in the recreational marketplace.
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  Dial 'Er In
No boat is perfect, but with some time and careful study...
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  Fish for a Cure 2014
Team Chesapeake Bay Magazine sponsored a boat in the annual Fish for a Cure tournament.
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  Pets Aboard
Devoted exclusively to photos of cruising critters of the Chesapeake (all reader submitted).
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  Dancing with Feathers
Stunning wildlife photography by Kevin Fleming, from his book Wild Delmarva.
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  Chesapeake Tides
Bay tide tables, including Baltimore, MD, Washington, D.C. and Hampton Roads, with tidal differences for 50 additional Chesapeake Bay locations.
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  The Chesapeake Bay in the Civil War
Blockade runners, smugglers, gunboats, and street-brawlers, this is the chronicle of the armies and ironclads that did battle on the Bay during the Civil War.

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