• Focus on Bill Band's photo essay capturing what Bay pilots do on commercial vessels traveling along the Bay. Follow along with the story of a cruise liner as it braves a hurricane on the Chesapeake.

  • Have you been waiting all year for an updated list of marine services on the Chesapeake Bay? We'll, you've come to the right place. Happily, we present to you this year's Guide to Marine Services.

  • Read about the potential partnership opportunity between Beneteau and Elco in this month's review of the Beneteau Swift Trawler 34 Hybrid.

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Hard Drives, Hard Drivers
Tired of ogling luxury yachts and racing sailboats? Take a gander at some of the Big Girls that travel up and down the Bay…. read more »
Dancing with Irene
A Bay Pilot recounts his experience guiding a cruise ship on the Bay during a hurricane. read more »
Yopps Cove: What's the Use?
The author discovers that what first impressed her about Carter Creek, Va.’s Yopps Cove isn’t what Impressed her the second time . . . or the third. read more »
Back River: Tipping the Odds
You’ll find Maryland’s Back River an increasingly pleasant place to cruise . . . even if you are the only sailboat in town. read more »
Mutiny Pirate Bar and Island Grille
You won’t find any gruel at the Mutiny Pirate Bar and Island Grille. Instead, you’ll find friendly staff, great food and a little extra pirate fun. read more »
The Shanty: Boathouse Chic
This brand-new old boathouse is a big hit in Cape Charles, Va. read more »
  Phosphorus Fight, Round Two
Delegates and Senators have introduced five bills that seek to...
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  Fat Cat Blues
The giant blue catfish, a Mississippi River native introduced to the Bay in the 1970s, thrills ...
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Polar Kraft Outlander 186 CC
It’s the new Outlander 186 CC, a double-riveted rig from one of the most respected aluminum builders in the U.S....
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From Havre de Grace and North East River to Point Lookout and the northern and eastern shores of the Potomac River

From Smith Point to Cape Henry and the southern and western shores of the Potomac River
Lankford Bay Marina
Learn more about this full service marina on Maryland's Eastern Shore. (2:37)
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Annapolis City Marina
Soak up the ambiance of this full service marina located in one of the most popular cruising destinations on the Chesapeake. (1:40)
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  Glancing Sideways
Side-scan sonar is now available in the recreational marketplace.
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  Dial 'Er In
No boat is perfect, but with some time and careful study...
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  Pets Aboard
Devoted exclusively to photos of cruising critters of the Chesapeake (all reader submitted).
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  Dancing with Feathers
Stunning wildlife photography by Kevin Fleming, from his book Wild Delmarva.
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  Chesapeake Tides
Bay tide tables, including Baltimore, MD, Washington, D.C. and Hampton Roads, with tidal differences for 50 additional Chesapeake Bay locations.
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  The Chesapeake Bay in the Civil War
Blockade runners, smugglers, gunboats, and street-brawlers, this is the chronicle of the armies and ironclads that did battle on the Bay during the Civil War.

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