December 2008





The Jewel of the James »John Page Williams heads to the Chickahominy River to revisit old friends, fishing holes of childhood memories, and a long and winding river with a storied past. He finds the river as peaceful as it was when he fished there fifty years ago, and perhaps much the same as it was when Captain John Smith explored its waters in the early 17th century.  Read this article »

Nature of the Nanticoke » Photographer Dave Harp and naturalist writer Tom Horton have teamed up once again to produce a top-notch book about the Chesapeake Bay. We offer a sneak preview of the gorgeous photography and lyric commentary that grace the pages of The Nanticoke--Portrait of a Chesapeake River.

The Age of Innocence »Jane Meneely recounts a tale of Christmas Past, when living aboard caused friends and family concern for her family's comfort, and her young daughter to worry endlessly over Santa's ability to fit down the Charley Noble.



From the Editor
Showing Skin--Some responded to our October cover with disdain, others with utter glee. And happily, nobody called us Satan. Read this article »

Nautical Know-How
Slipping In--Lenny Rudow shows us how to avoid major blunders with these basic docking tips.

Marina Hopping
Historic Hideaway in Oxford--A trip to Oxford, Md.'s Cutts & Case shipyard gives Jean Korten Moser a welcoming look into boatbuilding history.

Cruise of the Month
A Big Round of Applause for Little Round Bay--Patricia Valdata spends a relaxing evening on the hook behind the Severn River's St. Helena Island at the end of a summer cruise.

Reader Rendezvous
Cruising in Place--Making the decision to go cruising is one thing, says Bill Hezlep. But actually getting your life and boat in working order to leave is a whole different ball game.

Angler's Almanac
A Fishing Wish List--John Page Williams and Northeast Boating's Tom Richardson weigh in on what cool new gear is available for your favorite angler this holiday season.  Read this article »

Horton at Large
Suminoe Wrestling--If Virginia gets its way and introduces Asian oysters into the Bay, we could have a major problem on our hands. By Tom Horton.



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