August 2012

Watching Oxford » Blessed by the weather gods with three perfect June days, T. F. Sayles soaks in the genteel quietude that is Oxford, Md. Small as this 300-year-old Eastern Shore town is, it has more than its fair share of boatyards, yacht brokers, inns and restaurants--but not much else. And for fans of sitting and watching the world go by, he says, that is  a very good thing.  Read more

It Was a Star-Spangled Affair » Magnificent ships from near and far came to the Bay this June, for OpSail 2012 and to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812. And what a celebration it was--glorious parades of sail, fireworks, air shows, water shows, festivals, you name it. But mostly, there were ships. Tall ships, naval ships and historic ships. We hope you managed to get an up-close look at some of them, but if not, we’ve got you covered, with 10 pages of marvelous pictures. 

Bypoints : If Memory Serves
Sometimes you have to go back to a place to really get a feel for it. Especially if the first time, apparently, you weren’t paying attention. Read more

Marina Hopping : Happy Landings
Calvert Marina in Solomons, Md., once a naval amphibious training base, is the perfect place to unleash your inner Indiana Jones. By Jody Argo Schroath.

Cruise of the Month :  Senior (Creek) Moment
After run-ins with a few tricky passages, Jody Argo Schroath seeks solace in a quiet creek with a nice, easy point of entry, and thus heads to Senior Creek on the Corrotoman River. Read more

Angler’s Almanac : Tease ’Em Up
John Page Williams extols the use of teasers rigs to attract fish by adding a second enticing lure to your setup.

Bay Journal: The Measure of a Bay
The best way to measure the Bay’s health, says Tom Horton, is by long-term monitoring. Now if we could only go back to when the Bay was healthy and check its vitals, we might be able to solve a few problems.