October 2009

Chesapeakeology 101 »Instead of just giving us the whys and wherefores of Bay science, editor T. F. Sayles takes us on a boat-based "sciencey stuff" field trip, to the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory in Solomons, Md., and the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center on the Rhode River. Read this article

A Shipshape Show » Nancy Taylor Robson finds herself in Chestertown, Md., for the schooner Sultana's Downrigging Weekend—the annual November get-together of tall ships and historic replicas that is just as fun for the crowds as it is for the participating ships' crews.

Plug and Play » After meeting the owners of Eastern Shore Electric Boats, Beth Schucker is sold on the electric boat idea. Pretty, quiet and economical, she says, a Duffy Electric boat provides a fine way to enjoy the solitude of a Chesapeake creek.

Bypoints : Ace of Clubs
It's a Cinderella story, really. After years of dreaming about having a fleet of boats at their disposal, our editors got their wish, membership in the Chesapeake Boating Club. Thank you, fairy godmother! Read this article

Marina Hopping : Big Blue(water)
In close proximity to both great land amenities and waterways, Bluewater Yachting Center in Hampton, Va., is the perfect stopover for cruiser Maureen FitzGerald O'Brien.

Cruise of the Month : Cocktail Creek
Wanting to go somewhere new, Jane Meneely and friend end up in bucolic Brooks Creek off the Little Choptank. Read this article

Angler's Almanac : Fall's Best Bets
John Page Williams gives us the lowdown on what to fish for this fall when the water cools and the fish begin migrating.

Horton at Large  : For the Love of Rachel
Tom Horton is hopeful that Chesapeake Biological Laboratory's newest research vessel Rachel Carson will carry out the research that will one day save our Bay.

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