July 2010

Rock Hall's Red Glare » Can Rock Hall's Fourth of July celebration really be all it's cracked up to be? Managing editor Ann Levelle and her husband John set sail to find out for themselves. After a busy weekend of comfort food, thunderstorms, an old-timey parade, and the heart-pounding combination of fireworks and patriotic music, the answer is easy: Yes! Read this article

All Aboard the Mid-Summer Special » Down in Southern Maryland, at famously boating-friendly St. Mary's College, it's time for a very special group of sailors and kayakers to take to the river. Each year Special Olympians gather for a weekend's worth of tough and confidence-building competition in the annual Mid-Summer Classic.

Enter the Brown Pelican » Once limited to more southerly climes, the brown pelican has expanded it's territory to include the Chesapeake. Melanie Lynch, CBM's resident birder, takes us on another banding expedition, this one to Holland Island, the summer nesting ground of the newest bird on the Bay block. 

Bypoints : The Bonehead Factor
Mea maxima culpa, he says, before setting the record straight on last month's Best of the Bay Survey results. Read this article

Marina Hopping : Doggone Good Marina
The Great Wicomico River is one of the Bay's great places (heck, "great" is right in the name). And the river's Ingram Bay Marina is pretty great too, says Senior editor Jody Argo Schroath. Her dog Skipper concurs.

Cruise of the Month : Tote (Up) That Barge
Jody Argo Schroath and friends find still one more reason for making the cruise up to the Chesapeake & Delaware Canal: a trek along the C&D Canal path. A leisurely walk, boats to watch, trees and water to enjoy--the reasons for going add up. Read this article

Angler's Almanac : Let's Be Careful Out There
Resident angler John Page Williams gives us a rundown on catch-and-release techniques that improve a fish's chances of surviving the ordeal!

Horton at Large : A Man of Many Stories
We lost a great storyteller this year, singer-songwriter-poet Tom Wisner. The author recalls one of Wisner's best tales: oysterman Art Daniels, on an unintentional dare, docking his skipjack under sail alone. 

July : Cruiser's Calendar