November 2010

Mill Town Magic » Editor T. F. Sayles makes the easy decision to go with good company and a potluck dinner when he visits Occoquan, Va. But there's more to this classic Potomac River mill town than fun and friends . . . like good Belgian beer, pie a la mode, and, of course, polka dots! Read this article

There and Back Again » Nica Waters and her husband Jeremy seize the day, pack up their two children and sail down the Bay from Deltaville, Va., to the islands. Eight months and 2,000 miles later, they have a surprising new friendship and stories enough for a lifetime . . . or at least until the next time.

As Time Goes By » A. Aubrey Bodine's photographs of the Chesapeake Bay are as recognizable as any images of the Bay ever made. But would we recognize those same scenes today? The staff of Chesapeake Bay Magazine decided to find out by visiting and re-photographing the spots of some of his iconic Bay scenes.

Bypoints : Thinking Ahead
It's all about the Great Leap Forward. This year, we've decided to jump the gun with our Best of the Bay Survey. Why? We want to capture those memories of a great cruising season before they're deep-sixed under a couple of yards of snow. You remember snow? Read this article

Nautical Know-How : I'm Over Here!
With personal locator beacons lighting the way to safety at sea, no longer do we have to rely solely on expensive, bulky EPIRBs to alert rescuers to our aid. By Lenny Rudow.
Marina Hopping : No Contest!
After ducking into Cedar Hill Marina on the Nanticoke River to weather a storm, Jody Argo Schroath finds a gem of a shelter, and a great marina to boot.

Cruise of the Month : Improving a Few Shining Hours
Despite the bright sunshine and beautiful day, Jody Argo Schroath and her daughter spend an afternoon touring the Naval Academy Museum in Annapolis looking at model ships and learning about naval history. Read this article

Horton at Large : The Corn QuestionWe're all in agreement that the ethanol added to fuel is a problem for many marine engines. But, says Tom Horton, engines are the least of our problems. The real culprit is the corn being grown to produce the ethanol.

November : Cruiser's Calendar