June 2013

Charm City Memories
Because telling a good yarn or two is what we do, our editors share stories of their most memorable visits to Baltimore--T. F. Sayles’s “long distance cruise” to the Inner Harbor, Jody Schroath’s low-key exploration of Federal Hill and environs, and Ann Levelle’s gustatory love affair with Canton and Fells Point.  

The British Are Here
To mark the 200th anniversary of Britain’s blockade of the Bay in 1813, which began eight months into the War of 1812, we offer an illustrated overview of that turbulent season—from minor provisioning raids to naval skirmishes to full blown assaults on towns like St. Michaels and Havre de Grace, Md., and Hampton, Va.

Best of the Bay 2013
June’s the time of year for the results of our annual Best of the Bay Reader Survey and Photo Contest! So sit back, read up on some new places to visit this summer, and enjoy the gorgeous photography of the Chesapeake—all courtesy of you, our faithful readers! Read this article


Bypoints : A Sense of Pride
Speaking of the War of 1812 and privateers and such, we think we shall enjoy an evening cruise on the Pride of Baltimore II. Read this article

Marina Hopping : Wherever You Go, There You Are
Meeting old friends she’d never met, Jody Argo Schroath feels right at home at Sassafras Harbor Marina in Georgetown, Md.

Cruise of the Month : The East of Eden
Despite the whines of Skipper the ship’s dog, Jody Argo Schroath drops the hook in a lovely anchorage on the East River off Mobjack Bay. Read this article

Angler’s Almanac : What Anglers Can Learn from NOAA’s Smart Buoys
John Page Williams schools anglers on the finer points of using the up-to-the minute information that comes from NOAA’s 10 data-collecting buoys on the Bay. Read this article

Bay Journal : A Climate Adjustment
Accustomed to the year-round watery wonders of Southern California, writer Jenny Rough had a difficult time adjusting to life in Maryland, until she discovered the Bay and heard the music of its marshy edges.