June 2010

West River Story »Just a short distance from bustling western Bay towns, the West River exists in quiet solitude, hiding away two gems, Galesville and Shady Side, amidst pretty shorelines and legions of boats. Managing editor Ann Levelle leads the tour.

Best of the Bay »They say June is the time for love. We here at CBM don't like to disappoint, so, we're sharing the results of our annual Best of the Bay contest! It's got all the things you love about the Bay . . . from the best marinas and restaurants to your favorite regattas and Fourth of July celebrations . . . plus the photos to prove it. Read on and share the love! Read this article

Bypoints : Mr. Tallyman
This year's designated vote-counter, the boss himself, reflects on lessons learned in going online with the Best of the Bay Survey. Read this article

Marina Hopping : Watching the World Go By
Riverwalk Marina in quiet Perryville, Md., on the Susquehanna seemed like a trip to the end of the known world. But senior editor Jody Argo Schroath discovers it's the perfect spot to watch the busy world go by.

Cruise of the Month : Depth of Field
Although it's just around the corner from her home port on the Yeocomico, Jody Argo Schroath finds the short trip to the Coan River long on scenery and big on differences. And the big payoff at the end: a first-class anchorage with a killer view.

Galleys Ashore : A Taste of Honey
Meli, half a block from the Broadway pier in Fells Point, is the bee's knees. Read this article

Nautical Know-How : The Proper Propeller
It's not just the old three-blade or four-blade question anymore, says Gary Caputi, who walks us through the right way to choose a prop.

Meneely Under Way : The Nitty Gritty
You can't always paint a rosy picture of boat ownership, says Jane Meneely. Because no matter how hard you try to avoid it, sooner or later you will have to crawl into the gritty, greasy anchor locker.

June : Cruiser's Calendar