July 2007

                volume 37  Number 3  JULY 2007


Nowhere to Go but Upscale » Will Crisfield, Md., once the self-described seafood capital of the world, soon be the condo capital of the Eastern Shore? Maybe not, says Senior Editor Jody Argo Schroath, but with more "come-heres" arriving every day, the town's sleepy days are coming to an end. Read this article

To Market, To Market »
Bill Mitman tags along on a ride "to market" with Captain Floyd Ward, whose family has been pushing and pulling bargeloads of crops around the Bay for nearly one hundred years.

Jamestown Found Again » In the In the 1990s, when archaeologist Bill Kelso first floated the idea that the original fort at Jamestown might not have been washed away by the James River, he was called a dreamer. Now, as the 400-year-old fort gradually reveals itself in the Virginia dirt, Kelso tells us how the "dream" came true.


From the Editor
Pilgrims' Progress » Is Crisfield's changing skyline a good or bad thing? It depends, of course, on whether your view is of the condominium . . . or from it.  Read this story

Nautical Know-How
Onboard and Online »
Thanks to advances in cellular and WiFi technology, writes electronics guru Ben Ellison, maritime internet access is becoming more affordable and practical all the time.

Marina Hopping 
Urbanna Renewal »
Diana Prentice visits Urbanna, Va., and enjoys seeing what's new in town. This time the town's newest highlight was at the newly renovated Urbanna Town Marina at Upton's Point.

Cruise of the Month
Waterhole Shakedown »
Jane Meneely's near-flawless spring shakedown cruise led her to Waterhole Cove, a quiet anchorage near a quaint Eastern Shore town. 

Me and My Boat
Saga of Blue Moon »
Finding your dream boat is a journey unto itself. But for Norm Poulsen, the real journey was in getting it home.

Angler's Almanac
Magnetic South »
Fishing the lower Bay's three bridge-tunnels offers a variety of great fish and great fishing to any angler. By John Page Williams. Read this article

Off the Charts
A Change Will Do You Good »
It's not easy going from racer to big-boat cruiser. But for Wendy Mitman Clarke, change is good, especially the part where you stay dry in a 30-knot wind. Wine, anyone?  Read this article


Mail Call
Channel 9
On Boats
Gear & Gadgets
Cruiser's Calendar
Galleys Ashore
Tide Tables

On the Cover: Wednesday night racing action in Annapolis.Photograph by John Bildahl.