February 2010

Fleet Week » On his fall cruise to Fleets Bay, just around the corner from the Rappahannock River, Paul Clancy finds four idyllic creeks, plenty of calm anchorages, a fantastic B&B, a newly rebuilt marina—and the chance to learn the area's colorful history from Kilmarnock, Va., locals. Read this article

Splash! » Jody Argo Schroath dons her cold weather gear to spend a few days with members of the Institute of Maritime History (IMH). These hardy scuba divers spend their free time diving the murky waters of the Bay--searching for, preserving and keeping a lid on the whereabouts of the Chesapeake's shipwrecks

Just For Starters » Getting into boating is tough for those who want a boat but don't know an express cruiser from a bow rider. But, having attended the Annapolis School of Seamanship's "Take the Wheel" seminar at the U.S. Powerboat show in October, Barbara Merke is armed with knowledge and ready to shop the boating market.

Bypoints : Mr. Annapolitan
Moving just 30 miles south, from big-city Baltimore to good ol' boat-happy, creek-infested Annapolis, has a way of making a fellow feel downright Chesapeakey. Read this article

Cruise of the Month : Brrrr-ing on a Winter Cruise
Frigid weather is no match for Jody Argo Schroath, who heads north for a visit to Charlestown, Md., and a few quiet anchorages during her end-of-season cruise. Read this article

Marina Hopping : A Discovery in Delaware
Wendy Mitman Clarke stumbles upon the new Canalfront Park Marina in Lewes, Del., finding great access to a charming and historic town.

Angler's Almanac : Think You Know Your Home Waters?
Veteran Bay angler John Page Williams learns a trick or two from his friends on the Severn River, where he's been fishing his whole life.

Meneely Under Way  : Lay Day
A foggy day gives Jane Meneely and pal Karen a chance to lay over in Chesapeake Beach, Md., where they somehow resist the siren call of the one-armed bandit.

February : Cruiser's Calendar