• Who says you have to go any further than your own backyard to have an excellent adventure? Ann Levelle teaches us this lesson in this month's feature story.

  • It was a successful launch of the new Progressive Boat School at the Baltimore Boat Show this year. You can read all about it here in this months second feature story.

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Backyard Adventure
After moving to a neighborhood on the South River outside Annapolis a family begins exploring its new backyard. read more »
Back to School
The new Progressive Boat School makes its debut on the Bay at the Baltimore Boat Show. 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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Nordic Tug 34
A terrific boat for family cruising or carrying two into a comfortable floating retirement...
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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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