February 2012

The Bad and the Beautiful » Mention the Anacostia River and most people think of environmental problems and waterfront eyesores. But, says Jody Argo Schroath, with the waterfront-development engine firing on all cylinders, things may finally be turning around for D.C.'s neglected stepchild of a river. Read this article

The Forgotten Four » In this haunting photo essay by CBM contributing photographer Vince Lupo, we see Forts Armistead, Carroll, Howard and Smallwood. Built to defend Baltimore, but never called upon, these former guardians haven fallen into sad but pictorially fascinating disrepair. 

Bay Folks Abroad : Field  of Dreams » At a cruiser's rendezvous on a beach on Panama's San Blas islands, CBM editor-at-large Wendy Mitman Clarke meets a group of fellow Chesapeake expats. They all have nothing but fond memories of the Bay, she reports, and all agree it was the Bay itself that gave them their passion for the sailing life. 

Bypoints : Six Degrees of Grover Cleveland
It was Mr. Cleveland who got the ball rolling on the Bay's latter-day coastal defenses. And, apropos of nothing, his real first name was Steve.  Read this article

Marina Hopping : Full Stop or Short Stop
Given its close proximity to downtown Havre de Grace, Md., Penn's Beach Marina is a convenient stop for a night, or plenty more. By Jody Argo Schroath. 

Cruise of the Month :  The Long and the Short of It
Jody Argo Schroath aims to use the Daugherty Canal shortcut to Crisfield, Md. Once you find it, she says, it's as delightful as they say it is. Read this article

Bay Journal : The Bay Program at a Crossroads
At the end of the voluntary Chesapeake 2000 agreement, the EPA imposed a new, highly regulatory program, based on total maximum daily (nitrogen) load. Karl Blankenship asks what many state and local officials are asking. Is that a good or bad thing?

February Cruiser's Calendar