May 2007

There and Back Again»In his three-week sailing odyssey from Norfolk to North East, Md., and back, Paul Clancy finds there are great variations in the Chesapeake's wildlife, geography and water quality--but that boaters on the Bay are a friendly, generous species, no matter which end of the Bay they're from.

Jamestown's Big Bang
»Jamestown's 400th anniversary will be a heck of a party, and a heck a history lesson. Jody Argo Schroath shares the details of the celebration, and tells us what makes the quadricentennial so remarkable. Read this article

How to Build an Island
»Poplar Island, once three square miles of populated and fertile land, had almost completely washed away. But now, several million tons of dredge spoil later, Poplar is once again becoming a home--to terns, terrapins and other animals in dire need of a habitat. By Tom Horton.


From the Editor 
Poplar Island, Version 2.0»Building an island out of muck from the bottom of the Chesapeake Bay is no easy feat. Ask anyone who's ever used a shovel. Read this article

Nautical Know-How
I Can See Clearly Now»Avoiding cracked and cloudy vinyl enclosures is easy, says Frank Lanier, as long as you follow a few guidelines.

Marina Hopping 
Fair and Square»Reedville's Fairport Marina may not provide all the amenities of a resort marina, but it does have friendly folks and great seafood--plenty for Diana Prentice. 

Cruise of the Month 
A Night at the Museum»Staying over at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels is a great way to get up close and personal with its maritime exhibits and historic lighthouse, all while staying close to town, says Mike Brown.

Reader Rendezvous 
You Dirty Rat»Robert Beringer wages war on a filthy, rum-stealing stowaway rat. But please don't tell his wife, or she may never go sailing with him again!

Angler's Almanac 
The Fish Whisperers»Catching fish is tough, says John Page Williams. But if you pay attention to clues fish leave behind, you might be able to catch one (or at least its attention).

Off the Charts 
Long Live the King, and Queen»The ospreys are back on the Bay after wintering in warmer climes. Wendy Mitman Clarke thinks up a fine way to honor their return. . . . Read this article

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