December 2010

All Aboard the Winding River » It takes two trips and several modes of transportation, but Paul Clancy manages a grandkid friendly trip to Suffolk, Va., nearly 20 miles from the James River by way of the winding Nansemond. Read this article

And the Survey Says . . . » After dropping to alarmingly low levels in recent years, the blue crab population appears to be bouncing back. Tom Horton takes us aboard the Mydra Ann for a firsthand look at the annual winter dredge survey.

He Dreams of the Ocean » Nancy Taylor Robson profiles Baltimore sailor Donald Lawson, who intends to be the first African-American to race in, and win, a round-the-world solo race.

Bypoints : History Happens
The Bay finally claims Holland Island's last house, and our editor wants to see it with his own eyes. Read this article

Marina Hopping : Tropical Dreams
At Virginia's Windmill Point, Jody Schroath finds the marina upgrades proceeding apace, and a beach that makes the trip worthwhile.
Cruise of the Month : Proof Positive
Jody Schroath discovers that on the Bush River, surrounded by Aberdeen Proving Grounds and patrolled by serious people with guns, you can't believe every dire warning you read in the Coast Pilot. Read this article

Angler's Almanac : 'Tis the Season to Gear up
John Page Williams offers his annual suggestions for gifts and stocking-stuffers for the fishermen and fisherwomen on your list.

Meneely Under Way  
Jane Meneely is no stranger to the metaphorical music of the rigging. But on one particular night, in one particular cove, Petrel seemed to be whistling a bona fide tune. If only there had been lyrics! 

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