• "I'd been waiting for two days to see this—a big ship transiting the Chesapeake & Delaware Canal—so it made sense that my pulse quickened a little that night..."

  • Bay News: "The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md., has increased its collection of historic Chesapeake Bay craft with the acquisition of..."

  • Get ready for the Star-Spangled Spectacular, celebrating the second bicentennial of the War of 1812! Here is a must-see guide to Baltimore's big bicentennial!

Coming in September
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O Say Can You Celebrate!
In "O Say Can We Celebrate," we are ready to continue our 2-year bicentennial celebration of the War of 1812. See, the war lasted two years around the Bay in 1813, and 1814. read more »
To See the C&D
Watching big ships go by, exploring the past, and other complicated pleasures on the Chesapeake & Delaware Canal. read more »
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 »
Back River: Tipping the Odds
You’ll find Maryland’s Back River an increasingly pleasant place to cruise . . . even if you are the only sailboat in town. 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 »
The Shanty: Boathouse Chic
This brand-new old boathouse is a big hit in Cape Charles, Va. 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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  So Long, Mr. Royer
I hardly know where to start . . . so I'll start at the obvious, easy place. Dick Royer has retired.
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Back Cove 41
Back Cove’s combination of Maine boatbuilding craftsmanship and sophisticated manufacturing results in a thoroughly modern cruiser with a Downeast feel...
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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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  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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