January 2008

The City Across the River » From Olde Towne to the giant shipyards, Portsmouth, Va., nearly overflows with history--both colonial and maritime, says Paul Clancy. And although going through a modern renaissance, Portsmouth seamlessly blends the old and the new.

The Kit Boat Project »Like a kid on Christmas morning, Ken Textor was downright giddy when he opened his kit boat from Chesapeake Light Craft. Read all about his experience building his very own stitch-and-glue Passagemaker sailing dinghy.

Asleep in the Deep » Nancy Taylor Robson takes a look at the time-honored practice of burials at sea. Well, burials on the Bay, that is--why it's so appealing and why it's illegal.

Reporting for Duty » He might have become a chicken farmer, like his dad; but he went into newspapers, like his mom. Now essayist and author Tom Horton is the Bay's preeminent environmental writer. By Marty LeGrand.



From the Editor
A Creek Revisited » Complicated haul-out math notwithstanding, a trip to the old homeplace on Reed Creek stirs up nothing but fond memories.

Nautical Know-How 
Fire. Are You Ready For It? Revisited » Frank Lanier runs down the list of fire safety equipment everyone should have onboard, if the worst should happen.

Marina Hopping
The Tiki Bar Is Open! Revisited » Karyn Rothstein visits Mears Great Oak Landing Marina, where she finds everything from a golf course to the famed tiki bar available to keep her whole family happy.

Cruise of the Month 
Bike Trail to Paradise Revisited » Diana Prentice gets a good look at Kent Island by both boat and bike as she checks out the scenery along the Cross Island Trail bike route.

Angler's Almanac 
Leaps and Bounces Revisited » Advances in LCD screen technology, signal processing and noise reduction have turned today's fishfinders into impressive machines at affordable prices. By John Page Williams.

Meneely Under Way 
The M Word Revisited » Jane Meneely introduces her friend Paul to the dreaded world of teak maintenance--the bane of every boater's precious boatyard time.


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