June 2007



Bacchanal on the Canal » At Chesapeake City's annual Canal Day, it's all about booze, bikinis, loud music and water-cannon battles. And did we mention booze? Writer Jim Duffy, bravely downing Jello-O shooters so as not to be conspicuous, crossed the age gap to see the debauchery firsthand.

Who Invited the English, Anyway? » The little fort on the James River may have been the beginning of English-speaking culture in the New World, but for the people who were already here, it was the beginning of the end. In the first of our summer-long series of articles on Jamestown's 400th anniversary, we get the Native American perspective in an interview with Kenneth Adams, chief of Virginia's Upper Mattaponi tribe.  Read this article

Best of the Bay »See the winning photographs from our second annual photo contest, plus find out which of your favorite restaurants, marinas and Bay businesses top the lists of other CBM readers in the results of this year's Best of the Bay reader survey.

 

From the Editor
An Affair to Remember » Is there such a thing as too much coverage of Jamestown's 400th anniversary? The answer is an emphatic yes. Herewith, a pledge to stick to the interesting stuff. Read this article

Nautical Know-How
The Case for Diesel » Ever thought about trading in your old gasoline-guzzler for a new diesel? Michael N. Dietz examines the pros and cons of a gas-to-diesel repowering.

Marina Hopping
A Cultural Journey » Riverboat gambling, golf cart rides and weekend art fairs are just a few of the tempting treats that drew Jody Argo Schroath to the Potomac River's Colonial Beach Yacht Center.  Read this article

Cruise of the Month
Heading West » Jane Meneely cruises to the West River to learn about the British attack on a historic Galesville shipyard . . . and to track down some delectable peach pie.  

Angler's Almanac
Three for the Pan » John Page Williams divulges the best ways to catch the Chesapeake's panfish--Norfolk spot, Atlantic croaker and white perch.

Off the Charts
Live (Sail) and Learn » A new boat presents a big learning curve. And, as Wendy Mitman Clarke finds out, it's a great feeling when you get out on the water and learn how to beat it. Read this article



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On the Cover: Gleaming powerboats fill a boatel at Oak Grove Marina on the South River. Photograph by John Bildahl.