February 2009




Boat-roller Derby Part 2 » In part two of Jody Argo Schroath's epic trailerboating quest in search of the best spots to launch a boat, she battles the elements and puts friendships on the line.The three destinations: Wye Landing on the Eastern Shore, Deep Bottom on the James and Gravelly Point on the Potomac River. Read this article »

Open Wide » Up, down, up, down . . . the life of a bridge tender on the Bay can be lonely and monotonous. But, as Marty LeGrand discovers when she visits some of our Bay's busiest bascules, it's not such a bad way to spend a day.

Rebel Raiders of the Chesapeake » During the Civil War, the Chesapeake Bay was a Mason-Dixon line of its own, dividing North and South. Some Southerners took advantage and spent the war pillaging the Union Navy and instilling fear in the Yankee sailors. By Eric Mills.



From the Editor: The Lady was a Zoave
Sure, tales of derring-do and devilry on the old Chesapeake are a powerful draw, but throw in a story about a Rebel pirate in drag, and the lure is irresistible.
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Nautical Know-How:They Can Hear You Now

Tom Dove delves into the U.S. Coast Guard's Rescue 21 communications system and explains how using new technology is aiding search and rescue efforts.

Marina Hopping: Rural Delight
Jean Korten Moser pays a visit to Onancock Wharf and gets a generous serving of Southern hospitality.

Cruise of the Month: There's No Place Like Homeport

Cruising into their home away from home, Galesville, Md., Diana Prentice and husband Randy are delighted to find a new edition to the Galesville family: Homeport Wine and Spirits. Read this article »

Angler's Almanac:The Difference Is in the Details
In fishing, as in life, it's the little things that count. By paying attention to your tackle, says John Page Williams, you'll no doubt come up with some pretty cool tricks.

Horton at Large: Cultivating Hope
After his first semester teaching Chesapeake Bay Studies at Salisbury University, Tom Horton learns that his young students are both realistic and hopeful about the health of the Bay.