have it on good authority, ladies and gentlemen, that the
delightfully warm temperatures we’ve been experiencing
recently are part of a climatological phenomenon that the
experts refer to as "spring." It is not, repeat, not a
cruel trick, not like that time back in March,
when we had warmish weather for about ten minutes . . .
and then it snowed. No, our experts assure us that this
time it will last a while--months even, and that it will
likely progress into something they call "summer."
warm-weather lovers, all the more reason to celebrate that
the May issue of Chesapeake Bay Magazine is on
its way to you right now! Senior editor Jody Schroath,
ever on the go in either her sailing cat Zen or
in one of the Chesapeake Boating Club's Albin trawlers (Liberty,
Journey, or Venture), gives us a
"Cambridge Education" this month--a lively visit that
ever-evolving city on the Choptank. You can read the
being our anniversary month, we thought it fitting that we
offer a visual celebration of the 40-plus-year artistic
career of the magazine’s founder, Richard C. (Dick)
Goertemiller. Look for our six-page spread of some of
Dick’s finest watercolor Bay scenes from over the
years--dating back to the very first issue of the magazine
in May of 1971. Read our tribute to Mr. Goertemiller and
view some of our favorite illustrations here.
Also in the May issue, John Page Williams, our fishing
guru lo these many years, introduces us to Tangier
Island’s last boatbuilder, Jerry Frank Pruitt--who is
retired now, though you couldn’t tell by tagging along
with him on a busy day of oyster commerce on his buyboat,
the Delvin K.
Bay Magazine has teamed up with Bay Boat Buzz to
create the largest exclusively Mid-Atlantic brokerage site
on the Bay. Let
the searching begin!
Cove Marina on Bodkin Creek, Pasadena,
Md. is offering storage for as low as $80/ft., under cover
(up to 26', 8,500 lbs.). Other options available: inside
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Brokerage of Annapolis is offering
complimentary dockage and weekly professional cleaning
until your boat is sold. Available for power and sailing
yachts from 20' to 80'. 410-923-1400.
Boatyards in Oxford, Md., is offering a
$25 gift certificate towards dinner at a local restaurant
when you stay 3 nights. $2/ft per night + $5 per night
electricity charge. Transient slips available at Bachelor
Point, Jack's Point, and Town Creek locations.
'N' Reel Dock, home of record breaking
rockfish, if offering a discount for charter fishing to
customers who mention Chesapeake Bay Magazine. Fishing
season opens April 20. Restrictions apply. 866-312-5596.