December 2011

The Creeks Around the Corner » Wendy Mitman Clarke explores the neighborhoods of Rock, Nabbs, and Stoney creeks--Patapsco River tributaries that have been playgrounds for generations of suburban Baltimore boaters. Read this article

Our Lady of Callinectes » Though she started her career as a volunteer with only a high school diploma, Mary Jane Rathbun became a world authority on crabs and ultimately lent her very name to the Bay's iconic crustacean, Callinectes sapidus Rathbun. By Marty LeGrand.

A Very Fortunate Vessel » During the height of the War of 1812, the Bay's own schooner Surprise wreaked havoc on the British merchant fleet, capturing a whopping 43 vessels in a year's time. By Eric Mills.

Bypoints : Imagining Things
You can lead an editor to a battlefield site, but you can't make him "see" what happened there. Read this article

Marina Hopping : A Hidey Hole With All the Amenities
Hunkering down to avoid a major storm, Jody Argo Schroath finds herself at Severn River Marina on Mobjack Bay, which has all the amenities one could ever hope for no matter what the weather. Read this article

Cruise of the Month : Speak for Yourself, Miles
If you just make a beeline for St. Michaels, says Jody Argo Schroath, you're missing a seriously gorgeous trip up the rest of the Miles River.

Angler's Almanac : Gifts and Gear for the Season
Resident angler John Page Williams shares ideas and insights on gifts you might consider for the angler on your holiday shopping list.

Bay Journal : Fresh Fish From a River Near You
Tom Horton spends a winter day fyke-netting on the Chester River, and comes away with a new appreciation for the challenges of a waterman's life. And with a couple of tasty white perch for dinner.

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