December/January 2013


Backyard Cruising » There may not be a lot of there there on the shores of the Maryland’s mostly residential Magothy River, says Ann Levelle. But who needs it when you can spend countless hours prowling beautiful creeks, admiring beautiful waterfront homes and just enjoying a gorgeous river. Read this article

A Sense of Rachel Carson, Part I » This fall the world marked the 50th anniversary of Rachel Carson’s groundbreaking environmental book Silent Spring. Here we go back 20 years before that, to when Carson was honing her writing skills in articles for the Baltimore Sun, most of them focused on the Chesapeake Bay..

The Nansemond Now and Then  » Our trailerboating expert, John Page Williams, explores the twisty, windy reaches of the Nansemond River in Southside Virginia, winding up in downtown Suffolk in search of Mr. Peanut.



Bypoints : Me and My Maps 
Gone, almost, are the days of paper maps and charts. Inaccuracies and omissions, on the other hand, are here to stay. Read this article

Marina Hopping : Castle of Kent  
Ann Levelle opts for a quieter side of Kent Island, Castle Harbor Marina on the Chester River west of the Narrows.

Cruise of the Month : The Law of Late Discoveries
Jody Argo Schroath gets a tantalizing taste of Chisman Creek, off the Poquoson River in Virginia—enough to resolve to return another day. Read this article

Angler's Almanac : 2012 Christmas List
As is his wont every year at this time,  John Page Williams tells us what new and interesting things you can expect from the fishing department of Santa’s workshop. 

Bay Journal : Autumn By Kayak
On a three-day paddling trip with friends, Tom Horton soaks up the wonders of the Bay at four miles per hour—“about the speed,” he says, “we’ve moved through most of human history