Chesapeake Bay Magazine's Talk of the Bay

We 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."

So, 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 story here.

This 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.

Chesapeake 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!

Pleasure 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 heated w/sprinklers, security monitored & more. Call 410-437-6600.

Yachtview 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.

Campbell's 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.

Rod '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.

It's spring boat show time! The Bay Bridge Boat Show runs from April 18-21 and the Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show runs from April 26-28

Chesapeake Bay Magazine and the Annapolis School of Seamanship will be conducting free seminars at the Bay Bridge Boat Show

Virginia goes after oyster rustlers


Annapolis Market House to re-open in May with this stellar line-up of new vendors

No shortage of things to do this upcoming weekend: the Fell's Point Privateer Festival (that's pirates, matey), US Yacht Show's Nautical Flea Market, hydroplane races in Portsmouth, and spring house and garden tours. Check out the Cruiser's Calendar.

New vodka tastes like Old Bay


CBM's Cruisers Exchange blog covers everything you need to know about using your VHF marine radio. Roger that.

J.P. Williams confesses to grinning broadly piloting Beneteau's Barracuda 9 from her securely enclosed flybridge

Try this oyster recipe by Baltimore's own Chef Josean Rosado--Chesapeake Oyster Rockfish Ceviche and Cucumber Granita--grand prize winner of the National Oyster Cook-off

Tickets available for the dinner/ lecture/ fireworks/ dance kicking off Kent County's Legend of Kitty Knight weekend

Chesapeake Boating Club's new location in Baltimore makes it even easier to explore the Bay

List a boat. Buy a boat.

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