June 2009




Have Clubs, Will Cruise » Combining two of his favorite things, boats and golf, our editor takes a slow boat to Cambridge, Md., and then to Queenstown, Md., for a Chesapeake golf cruise . . . wait for it . . . par excellence.

Best of the Bay  »Looking for new and exciting places to cruise this summer? You'll find plenty of inspiration in our annual Best of the Bay photo contest and survey results. New places, old favorites, gorgeous photos of our beloved Bay. It's all here. Read this article


One Lucky Duck »For one injured wood duck, finding a  duck-friendly marina and his place in the pecking order made for a happy recovery period. By Carolyn Sienkiewicz.



Bypoints:Vote Early, Vote Often

Moving our Best ofthe Bay survey online was a gamble. Naturally, we won. Read this article

Marina Hopping: Oil Change at Tiffany's
A visit to Tiffany Yachts on the Northern Neck gives Diana Prentice a new appreciation for classic boats. Read this article

Cruise of the Month:Star-Spangled Spectacle
Jean Korten Moser doubles her Fourth of July fun by visiting Rock Hall and Havre de Grace, Md.

Angler's Almanac: In Praise of Rays
Hooking a cownose ray is a blast, says John Page Williams. It puts up a great fight and tastes good too.

Horton at Large: The Trailing Edge

The Captain John Smith Historic Trail is the first of its kind. But, says Tom Horton, more national park initiatives are in the works.