September 2013

The Less Things Change, the Better for Herring Bay
Managing editor Ann Levelle and family explore Herring Bay, the dual-personality boat haven south of Annapolis. On the north side, with the town of Deale and Rockhold and Tracys creeks, it’s all homey and boaty, and they like it that way. Down at the other end, with Herrington Harbour South, it’s all resorty and boaty . . . and they like it that way. Read this article

Port vs. Port
They’ve been engaged in an import-export-shipbuilding-miltitary-hosting-historic-battle-having duel for centuries. It’s high time we did a category-by-category tale of the tape for the Bay’s two brawny contenders: the Port of Baltimore and the Port of Virginia. By Eugene Meyer. 

Memories of Maggie
Deltaville octogenarian Charles Alvin (Duck) Ruark recalls an idyllic boyhood aboard the family business, the schooner Maggie, one of the last cargo-carrying sailing vessels on the Bay. By Larry Chowning. 


Bypoints : Interwebs, Etc.
Thoughts and commentary on digital versus print issues of CBM, and a little about Herb Alpert.

Marina Hopping: Cushioning the Blow
Editor at large Wendy Mitman Clarke, back in Bay country, waxes affectionate about Kennersley Point Marina, her family’s transitional home off the Chester River. Read this article

Cruise of the Month: A Friend on Tangier Island
George Carrigan and his wife Kathy fall under the spell of Tangier Island, and of Milton Parks, the island’s unofficial goodwill ambassador and raconteur.

Angler's Almanac: Marsh Wisdom
The more you know about marshes and how big fish use them (think all-you-can-eat buffet), the better angler you’ll be, says John Page Williams, especially this time of year.

Bay Journal: Power and the People
Tom Horton returns to defend his surprising assertion in July’s Bay Journal, that nuclear energy might be the lesser of our environmental evils. Underlying all of the Bay’s health issues, he says, is the problem of unchecked growth in the watershed.