June 2008

A Place to Go Pleasantly » In search of the bucolic creek of their memories, Chuck Royster and his wife make a pilgrimage to the Potomac's Mattawoman Creek. Indeed, they find the pastoral setting they remember, along with some fresh, friendly faces, and a bit of interesting history. Eden indeed.  Read this article »

Just One of the Boys »Remembering and sharing stories of the good old days is part of every octogenerian's job. But Bill Cummings, a lifelong Tilghman Island waterman, recounts the simpler times with more than anecdotes. This self-taught artist has captured Tilghman's past by turning his fond memories into beautiful art. By Sandra Travis-Bildahl. 

Best of the Bay » It's that time of year again, folks: Find out where your fellow boaters love to spend their boating season--quiet creeks, rowdy dock bars, fantastic restaurants--it's all here. As are the winning photos from our annual Best of the Bay photo contest. Say "cheese"!

From the Editor
Tell Us a Story--When it comes to telling a good Bay boating story, authenticity is key. And who better to tell an authentic story than you, the readers, the people who are out there on the water? Well, no one. So cough up the yarns, will ya?  Read this article  »

Marina Hopping
Golden Oldie--Mobjack Bay Marina may have been around for a while, says Jody Argo Schroath. But some things are better left (mostly) unchanged. Read this article  »

Cruise of the Month
Where the Cat Can't Get You--Megan Walburn and family seek safe harbor in St. Jerome Creek and find more than even a storybook ending could have dreamed up.

Angler's Almanac
Light and Lively--Light-tackle jigging can land you some feisty fish this time of year. John Page Williams tells us which fish visit the Bay to feed this time of year, where you'll find them and how to catch them.

Horton at Large
A Plan of Inaction--Optimism is hard to come by these days when it comes to the Bay's health. And it doesn't help matters when the EPA's new plan of action is three years away, the population continues to grow out of hand and restorative efforts are often optional. It's time for some action. By Tom Horton.

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