July 2012


World Enough & Time » Annapolis is just the tip of the iceberg of fun for those who’ve spent a lifetime along the Severn River’s shores, which serve as a playground to legions of local residents. For Jody Argo Schroath, cruising the Severn River brings an opportunity for a unique adventure every time she heads above the bridges.   Read more

Don’t Go There » Ever wonder what’s happening inside those mysterious "restricted areas" on your chart? Well, wonder no more; here’s the lowdown on what’s what, from the off-limits nooks and crannies of Aberdeen Proving Ground to the security zones in Norfolk. Read more

The Magic of Oz » "Time to sell the boat," folks said of Andy Degen’s catamaran Oz, after her husband passed away in 2004. But instead of selling, new friends joined her in maintaining, sailing and loving Oz. By Jane Meneely. Read more

The Hardy Boys  »  John Page Williams introduces us to Martin Hardy and son Lewis, who run their successful Bay boatbuilding business, Composite Yachts, in Cambridge, Md. It’s all about knowing your materials and trusting your specialists, inside and outside the shop. 



Bypoints : Keep on Keepin’ Out
For our article on restricted areas, we pore over the Code of Federal Regulations, so you don’t have to. You’re welcome. Read more

Marina Hopping : York Haven Marina
Where Everybody Knows Your Boatbulider’s Name -- Jody Argo Schroath meets a fine cadre of do-it-yourself boat restorers at York Haven Marina in Poquoson, Va.

Cruise of the Month :  A Safe Bet
Like most Eastern Shore creeks, says Jody Argo Schroath, Pungoteague is as beautiful and worthwhile a crusing destination as it is poorly marked. Read more

Bay Journal 
The Long View, from the Waterman in Chief -- In his new autobiography, lifetime waterman and Bay activist Larry Simns chronicles his life on the water. By Tom Horton.