March 2009




Home Plate on the River of Dreams »Score! Beauty, nature, good facilities and friendly folk. Jody Argo Schroath finds that a trip up the Pocomoke River touches all the bases. Read this article

A 21st-Century Weekend, a 19th-Century War »Armed only with paper and a dangerously sharp pen, history writer Eric Mills launches himself into the bang-bang shoot-’em-up extravaganza known as the War of 1812 Grand Tactical, held for the first time on a Chesapeake Bay battle site.

Go Terps! »Slow and steady wins the race, Michael W. Fincham finds, both for the diamondback terrapin and for biologist Willem Roosenburg, whose years of patient field study are helping to give the Bay’s most distinguished amphibian a fighting chance.



From the Editor: Come One, Come All
Step right up and take this year’s Best of the Bay survey online at ChesapeakeBoating.net. Not so inclined to go online? Then flip to page 21 and you can get to voting the old-fashioned way.
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Marina Hopping: Discovering the Obvious
Having never been to Herrington Harbour North before, veteran cruiser Diana Prentice finally finds out what all the fuss is about.

Cruise of the Month: In Search of the World's End
A long trip up a river and a failed dinghy engine couldn’t stop history buff Jean Korten Moser from getting to Mount Harmon Plantation—once considered the World's End.

Angler's Almanac: Where Good Rods Come From
John Page Williams explains how custom rods are designed and built and how working with a custom rod designer can help you step up your game.

Meneely Under Way: Boat Clubbing at Its Best
A lot of people think belonging to a boat club is purely an exercise in social drinking. But, says Jane Meneely, just because you’ve got a flamingo hat on, doesn’t mean you don’t care about boating. Read this article