Chesapeake Bay Magazine's Talk of the Bay

No boating fun in December? Pish posh! Sure, it’s cold outside, but does that keep people from stringing lights on ol’ Bay Daze and entering her in Christmas boat parade? Heck no! December is a veritable parade of lighted-boat parades—Annapolis, Fells Point, Solomons, Alexandria, Colonial Beach, Yorktown, Portsmouth. Check out the Cruiser’s Calendar in the December-January issue of Chesapeake Bay Magazine and, as always, on our website. And while you’re there, take a look at all the other festive goings-on around the Chesapeake this month and next, from candlelight tours and tree-lightings to Santa swims and polar bear plunges. Need help with your shopping list? We’ve listed a few ideas below from our Nautical Gift Guide. Holiday cheers to all!

Orvis builds its gear for fly fishers, but some of us eclectic non-conformists use the company’s gear for a wide range of purposes. This sling pack works well for we who wade deep and sometimes need to carry large lure boxes as well as a rain jacket and a water bottle. read more

Formatted as a compact field guide for students, scientists, researchers, and fishermen, the new Field Guide to Fishes of the Chesapeake Bay will enrich the time anyone spends on the waters of the Chesapeake, from the freshwater head of tide on the rivers to the salty Virginia Capes and the Atlantic. read more

Nationally acclaimed American artist John M. Barber has painted the Chesapeake Bay and the eastern seaboard for nearly three decades. John often paints requested scenes for individuals and organizations, including boat portraits. These commissioned pieces can be enjoyed and passed down through generations to come.

Are you looking for a new marina? Visit Ferry Point and discover better. Over 100 slips, a park like setting, and quick and easy access to the Chesapeake Bay make us a great place to call home. We are ready to handle all of your winter service projects with our on-site qualified mechanics, skilled boat care professionals, and a 25-ton travel lift.

Satisfy your palette and thirst at our award-winning new waterfront restaurant, The Point Crab House & Grill. Enjoy lunch or dinner 7 days a week, year round, and watch the lovely Magothy sunset from a comfortable seat at The Point. Visit Ferry Point and discover better. Just 10 minutes from Annapolis on the scenic Magothy River. 410.544.6368

Whether this stainless steel oyster opener is used in the home by an inexperienced oyster shucker or in a restaurant or business, the Aw Shucks! Oyster Shucker will perform with no learning curve and a minimal chance of injury. find out more

Kanberra Gel is an all-natural blend of Australian tea tree oil and lemon-scented tea tree oil. It allows the natural antiseptic properties of the oils to become airborne through an evaporative release that naturally removes and then protects against airborne mold, mildew and odors indoors.

Need like-minded loonies to plunge into the frigid Chesapeake waters in January? Kindred spirits abound at the North Beach Polar Bear Swim and the Polar Bear Plunge to benefit Maryland Special Olympics at Sandy Point.

Show time! Find a winter boat show near you.


NOAA Continues Big-Ship Speed Limits in Right Whale Habitats
The Steiger Craft 255 Nantucket is an instant-classic dayboat with a large cockpit laid out for a picnic, a cuddy cabin with head and V-berth and a Yamaha 25, built on a fiberglass stringer grid. Review by John Page Williams

The 2012-2013 "Bay Barometer" report on health and restoration in the Chesapeake Bay issued

Commercial Fishermen Indicted for Illegal Harvest and Interstate Sale of Striped Bass

Oyster Poachers Nabbed with Aid of Radar Network

Cabin fever? Winter is the perfect time to explore one of the Bay’s many incredible maritime museums.

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