• In February you sent us the most-bestest photos you've taken around the bay and you voted in our annual survey. Well, we've chosen our favorites and tabulated all of your answers, and HERE ARE THE RESULTS! YAY!

  • This month's feature story is called, "Getting Back to Basics," where you'll learn that brushing up on your boating basics can be just as fun as it is worthwhile.

  • She must be a traditional, hand-laid fiberglass "lobster yacht" with lots of wood trim, sturdily built but slow and difficult to maneuver. Nope. ...

  • This month, our spotlight shines on trawlers. "Take the fish out of the hold and suddenly trawlers have the same amount of living space as a small cottage. ... Perfect for liveaboards! Perfect for long-term cruisers!"

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Getting Back to Basics
Owning some basic skills is easy enough, and taking a few idle moments to practice can be downright fun. We should all do it more often. read more »
Refit Nation
Why buy another boat when you can refurbish the one you already own (and love)? Here are three boat owners who turned their existing boats into their dream boats. 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 »
Wilton Creek: Best Storm-Hole Ever?
The Piankatank River’s Wilton Creek may be the Bay’s perfect refuge in a blow. read more »
A Gourmet View
Bridges Restaurant on Kent Narrows packs a punch in the kitchen and adds a killer view. 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 »
  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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Back Cove 37
"The Back Cove 37 tops out at 30 mph, handles beautifully in a harbor and sips her diesel because of her modern, CAD-designed hull and resin-infused construction…"
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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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  Fish for a Cure 2014
Team Chesapeake Bay Magazine sponsored a boat in the annual Fish for a Cure tournament.
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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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