April 2013

A Flock Among the Concrete
Our trusty southern correspondent, Paul Clancy, heads across the Bay from Norfolk to anchor among the Concrete Ships at Kiptopeke. There, on the super highway of songbird migration, he joins the flocks of birds and birders during the annual Eastern Shore of Virginia Birding and Wildlife Festival at Kiptopeke State Park. 

Fearless Fishing Forecast 2013
A successful fishing trip depends on a lot of factors—weather, time of day, water conditions, fish habitat, and the list goes on. But if you learn to use the resources at your disposal, and adjust your techniques accordingly, says CBM fishing guru John Page Williams, you can turn those variables into an amazing experience.

Have Wet Lab, Will Travel
The Rachel Carson is the pride of the University of Maryland’s Chesapeake Biological Laboratory in Solomons. Launched in 2009, this fast and versatile 81-footer is the go-to research vessel for Chesapeake scientists of all stripes. By editor T. F. Sayles. Read this article


Bypoints : Huzzah, Etc.
Perennial congrats to our talented scribes, honored (as always) in the Boating Writers International Writing Awards. Read this article

Marina Hopping : Better Than Fair
In need of a break from a cold and slow journey, senior editor Jody Argo Schroath finds a warm welcome at Fairview Marina on Pasadena, Md.'s Rock Creek. Read this article

Cruise of the Month : Through the Worm Hole
Brave the trip through the tiny and ever-shoaling entrance to Virginia’s Little Wicomico River, and you might feel, as did Jody Argo Schroath, that you’ve time-traveled to a bustling Bay creek of the 1950s.

Bay Journal : Lessons Learned
Veteran Bay environmental writer Tom Horton revisits some of the key elements of his 1991 book Turning the Tide and finds that some of the worst issues confronting the Bay restoration movement have somewhat improved.