June 2014

Three Days Before the Museum
Editor T. F. Sayles dedicates a few days to exploring the beautiful old boats and intriguing exhibits of the venerable Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. He figured that would be plenty of time to really get to know the place. He figured wrong, but he’s not complaining. Read this article

Best of the Bay 2014
More than 1,600 readers, fans, cruisers and Bay lovers cast their votes for their favorite marinas, restaurants, museums, events and then some in our annual Best of the Bay Reader Survey. And, as always, the results are accompanied by our annual Best of the Bay Photo Contest! Read this article

Dickersons Forever!
It’s hard to find passion stronger than that which people have for their brand of boat. Owners of Dickerson sailboats, built right here on the Bay for nearly four decades, are a prime example of that phenomenon. To give us the inside skinny, Jody Argo Schroath mingles with Dickersonians, who gather every year at this time on the Choptank River.


Bypoints: So Long, Mr. Royer
The words do not come easily to the tongue. After nearly 40 years, our publisher is stepping down. Farewell, good sir. Read this article

Marina Hopping: You Only Need One
Dennis Point Marina and Campground may be the only marina on the St. Marys River, says Jody Argo Schroath, but with all its amenities and charm, one is all you need. Read this article

Cruise of the Month: What’s the Use?
Every time Jody Argo Schroath visits Carter Creek’s Yopps Cove she finds it utterly appealing. But it’s never for the same reason twice. Read this article

Angler’s Almanac: Herding Cats
From native bullhead catfish to invasive blues and flatheads, the six species of Bay catfish all are feisty on the line and tasty on the plate. By John Page Williams.

Bay Journal: Putting Vibrio on Ice
In an effort to reduce illness caused by the naturally occurring bacterium vibrio, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has tried to impose tougher restrictions on how long oysters can go unrefrigerated after they’re caught. But watermen worry the new regulations could put them out of business. By Rona Kobell.

Cover Photo by: John Bildahl