• This month, we wanted to give all of you, our readers, the chance to tell us where YOU go. It's only fair.

  • If you are hesitant to travel into Maryland's Back River, then have a look at this month's cruise, it may not be so bad...

  • If your marina visits are like meeting up with old friends, then you may not be disappointed in getting to know Old Point Comfort Marina. Here, its location is its identity.

Destination: The Places You Go
From idle cruises to visiting favorite Bay institutions and watching air shows, these reader vignettes offer a glimpse into what Chesapeake boaters love to do. read more »
Destination: Choptank River
Following the meandering curves of history along Tuckahoe Creek and the Choptank River. read more »

Fearless Fishing Forecast 2014
A year to treat the Chesapeake gently. read more »
The Homecoming Queen
What does it take to get a 90-year-old Chesapeake Bay buyboat home from the Caribbean? A lot of ocean miles and a little bit of madness. 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 »
Wilton Creek: Best Storm-Hole Ever?
The Piankatank River’s Wilton Creek may be the Bay’s perfect refuge in a blow. 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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  A Case for Muscle Memory
There are certain skills for which I have far more ambition than aptitude.
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Regal 32 Express
As a day boat, or a weekend cruiser, the new Regal 32 Express is a good option.
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Upper Bay Marinas
From Susquehanna River to Severn River on the Western Shore; North East River to Chester River on the Eastern Shore.

Middle Bay Marinas
From South River to Rappahannock River on the Western Shore; Eastern Bay to Pocomoke River on the Eastern Shore.

Lower Bay Marinas
From Little Wicomico River to Virginia Beach on the Western Shore; Pocomoke Sound to Cape Charles on the Eastern Shore.
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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