October 2013

Her Fair Locks
Writer Paul Clancy and his wife Barbara head down to Mile Marker One and through the Intracoastal Waterway’s first lock. Early birds headed south? No, just weekenders getting a delicious sample of the inviting fare that awaits cruisers at Great Bridge, Va. 

Shaken, Not Stirred
It all started over cocktails, of course. But now the Cocktail Class of pony-sized racers is tearing up the waterways with a potent mix of speed, terror and fun. Wendy Mitman Clarke follows the fleet.

The Absolutely, Positively, Pretty Nearly Definitive Guide to Annapolis Dinghy Landings
You’ve dropped anchor off Annapolis and are ready for some fun. . . or shopping . . . or a trip to the boat shows. The only question is where to dock the dinghy. With 24 public dinghy docks, it’s not an easy question to answer. But we’re here to help. Jody Argo Schroath has packed up the dog and revved up the outboard to do your landing legwork for you. Read this article


Bypoints: Two Boat Shows, One Baby
Change is good, change is good, he mutters to himself, only half believing it. Read this article

Marina Hopping: Lifting the Spell
Coles Point Marina has come out from under the curse of unrealized potential at last. Jody Argo Schroath takes a tour with the new owner and finds the silver lining.

Angler’s Almanac
An Embarrassment of Fishes—Oh frabjous day! It’s fall on the Chesapeake, and the fish are everywhere for the catching. Our intrepid John Page Williams peers through the looking glass and points to the where and how. Read this article

Bay Journal: Fourth Time’s A Charm?
Another year and another agreement to establish a plan for cleaning up the Bay. Will this one be any different? Veteran Bay observer Karl Blankenship explains that there is indeed reason to hope. A broader base of signatories, sharper teeth in the legislation and a better defined set of objectives.