April 2008
Gracious Host » After years of catching only a tantilizing glimpse of Havre de Grace, Md., from a bridge across the Susquehannah River, J. V. Reistrup and his wife Cathe decide to pay the town a proper visit--by boat. What they find is a charming old Bay village, still very much alive and plotting a course to its future. Read this article

Phased Protection »It has taken nearly 20 years for all 84 of Virginia's designated "Tidewater" counties and municipalities to identify and then regulate the state's environmentally sensitive wetlands and shores. But Phase Three--matching the Bay Protection Act's intent with local zoning laws--is here at last. In part two of this two-part series, J. V. Reistrup takes a look at the Virginia side of the critical areas equation.

Fishing Forecast 2008 »Anglers, here's your catch of the month-- Chesapeake Bay Magazine's annual fishing prognostication. Our super-seer John Page Williams has his eye on the (crystal) ball and tells you how to stay at the top of your game fish.



From the Editor
Gimme Five . . . No, Make That Ten » It's time to toot our own horn again. Yes, our people have made another great showing in the annual Boating Writers International writing contest. Read this article

Nautical Know-How
Stop That Trailer! » Jerry Gibbs gives you the tips and tools needed to update and maintain your boat trailer's braking system.

Marina Hopping
Cozy Carter's Cove » Nestled in tiny Carter Cove, off Carter Creek and the Rappahannock, Carter's Cove Marina welcomes Diana Prentice to its docks--and even to dinner.  Read this article

Cruise of the Month
The Gods Must Be Crazy (About Wine) » With Poseidon on his side, Starke Jett ventures up the Great Wicomico River to Athena Vineyards & Winery to taste the nectar of the gods.

Reader Rendezvous
Sailors 1, Cruisers 0 » A diehard sailor, Connie McBride confuses a passing sailboat's crew as she and her husband actually sail through the tight entrance to Whitehall Creek.

Horton at Large
Imagining Build-Out » As the region prepares for a population overload, Tom Horton, inspired by the folks in Calvert County, Md., wonders whether it's possible to "just say no" to growth.


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