August 2011

Becoming Cape Charles  » Cape Charles, Va., a town that was once a vital shipping and railroad port, has seen its share of ups and downs . . . never quite getting there as a boating destination. But has this little town on Virginia's Eastern Shore finally arrived on the cruiser's map? Editor-at-large Wendy Mitman Clarke explores the town and tells us just how far it's come.  Read this article

Have Trailer, Will Travel : Southside Put-In » John Page Williams visits Virginia's Pagan River and the colonial port town of Smithfield in hopes of finding scenic spots to increase public access and add to the network of the Bay's water trails.

Bay Folks Abroad : Island Girl » Meet the Winnie Estelle--a Chesapeake workboat gone far abroad, says Wendy Mitman Clarke. She met the boat's owners in Guatemala and learned about this Bay beauty's long journey to Central America, her life as a charter boat in Belize and current efforts to bring her back to the Bay.

Bypoints : The Phone That Came Out From the Cold
He misplaced his iPhone? Hmm, where's the last place he had it? Did he try calling it? Did he check the refrigerator? Read this article

Marina Hopping : What Lies Beneath
Magothy Marina, with its quiet and unassuming facade, has a lot of charm hiding within. By Jody Argo Schroath.
Cruise of the Month : Taking it Harry W. Nice and Slow
Who says you can't take a cruise to a bridge? Jody Argo Schroath thinks it's a fine plan and does just that as she takes a friend on a quick Potomac sail out of Colonial Beach, Va.
Bay Journal : Little Endangered Things Tell the Real Story
From tiny fishes to beautiful butterflies, species of animals that call the Bay home are going on the endangered (or sometimes extinct) species lists. Tom Horton examines why these species are going under. Read this article
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