September 2009

A Pocketful of Miracles » Intrepid senior editor Jody Argo Schroath goes through several sailing companions (a husband, a daughter and two friends) in her exploration of the upper, middle and not-too-lower Patuxent River, and she comes back with her own pocket-map of memories. Read this article

The Dove's Tale »Jane Meneely signs on for a cruise aboard the Maryland Dove out of St. Mary's City, Md. She manages to avoid actual physical labor but does work up a good sweat trotting back and forth between the 17th and 21st centuries.

Boys, Boats and Bodhrans »For their annual raft-up on the Bay, all these traditional-boat lovers need is a quiet cove, a little nourishment and a few musical instruments. By Pete Peters.

Bypoints : Who Am I to Judge?
It may look glamorous, but being a crab cook-off judge is a tough job. Still somebody's got to do it! Read this article

Marina Hopping : It's Good to Be Down Home
Back on the Bay, veteran cruiser Wendy Mitman Clarke feels like one of the family during her month-long stay at Oak Harbor Marina in Pasadena, Md. Read this article

Cruise of the Month : Doing it Right
Though she'd visited the Watermen's Museum in Yorktown, Va.,by land, Patricia Laland felt that the experience couldn't be complete until she did it by boat.

Angler's Almanac : Back to Basics with Soft Plastic Jerk Baits
Rigged just right, a jerk bait looks and acts real. And, says John Page Williams, the fish really will take this bait.

Meneely Under Way : The Audacity of Sky
After spending a night in the cockpit staring at the stars, Jane Meneely and friend Paul are ready to set sail for bluer waters and brighter skies.

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