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James River, Va.
Virginia's capital city was the destination, but getting there on the lovely and winding James River was of course half the fun.
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Maryland's Eastern Bay
We were sailing to Byzantium, no country for old women, and we thought we'd find it somewhere on Eastern Bay, between Tilghman Point and Poplar Island.
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The new 3100 Coronet from Tiara Yachts makes a great family dayboat or a comfortable weekender for two. read more »

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Chesapeake Bay Marinas
Chesapeake Bay Marinas 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 Pcomoke 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.

Chesapeake Marina Video Tours
Thomas Point Lighthouse

Thomas Point Lighthouse
Serving the Chesapeake Bay for 132 year, this historic landmark is being renovated and is now open to visitors for the first time. (1:50)
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Annapolis City Marina
Annapolis City Marina
Location! Location! Location! Soak up the ambiance of this full service marina located in one of the most popular cruising destinations on the Chesapeake Bay. (1:40)
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Lankford Bay Marina
Lankford Bay Marina
Learn more about this full service marina on Maryland's Eastern Shore. (2:37)
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Nautical How-To Videos
Rigging a Weedless Slug-Go Video Instructions How To Rig Slug-Go
Northeast Boating editor Tom Richardson shares how to rig a weedless Slug-Go as a salt water lure. (3:56)
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Creating a Living Shoreline

Living Shoreline
Deltaville Yachting Center shows the process of creating an environmentally-sound living shoreline. (6:24)
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Chesapeake Bay Photo Galleries
Pets Aboard
Devoted exclusively to photos of cruising critters of the Chesapeake (all reader submitted).
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Dances with Feathers
Stunning wildlife photography by Kevin Fleming, from his book Wild Delmarva.
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Chesapeake Bay Tides
Chesapeake Bay Tide Tables
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 chronricle of the armies and ironclads that did battle on the Bay during the Civil War.

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Feature Stories - Chesapeake Bay Magazine

School of Hard Tacks
Now bigger than ever on the Bay, high school sailing offers kids a stepping stone to collegiate, international and even Olympic competition.
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These volunteers willingly jump into the notoriously goopy waters of the Bay... all in the name of marine archaeology.
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Cruise of the Month

One Dark Storm, One Bright Idea
Calvert Cliffs and Cove Point start looking mighty good when Snipp is caught in a summer squall.
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The Ins and Outs of Bodkin Creek
A slalom-course entrance to a creek not too far from home, a scenic cruise, a nice anchorage and a crabcake add up to a great inaugural powerboat cruise.
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Chesapeake Bay Restaurant Reviews

Bistro Poplar: Ooh-La-La
Two years young, Cambridge, Md.'s Bistro Poplar is already on many of the Eastern Shore's "best of" lists.
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Perry Cabin: A Night Inn
The Inn at Perry Cabin in St. Michaels remains one of the Bay's most elegant eateries.
Online Reading Room - Stories of Life on the Chesapeake
Dolphins in the Chesapeake Bay

A Silver Lining on the Bay.
Was it possible that after the week from hell, we were going to be blessed with a visit from dolphins on the Chesapeake Bay? Not only was it possible, it happened repeatedly.

Sailing on the Potomac
Three Hulls on the Potomac
At dawn this morning we left our home port on the Rappahannock aboard our Corsair F28 trimaran. I've been looking forward to this trip for months.
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