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Article Chesapeake Bay Magazine - June 2007
Bacchanal on the Canal »
At Chesapeake City's annual Canal Day, it's all about booze, bikinis,
loud music and water-cannon battles. And did we mention booze? Writer
Jim Duffy, bravely downing Jello-O shooters so as not to be
conspicuous, crossed the age gap to see the debauchery firsthand.
Who Invited the English, Anyway? » The
little fort on the James River may have been the beginning of
English-speaking culture in the New World, but for the people who were
already here, it was the beginning of the end. In the first of our
summer-long series of articles on Jamestown's 400th anniversary, we get
the Native American perspective in an interview with Kenneth Adams,
chief of Virginia's Upper Mattaponi tribe. Read this article
Best of the Bay »
See the winning photographs from our second annual photo contest, plus
find out which of your favorite restaurants, marinas and Bay businesses
top the lists of other CBM readers in the results of this year's Best
of the Bay reader survey. From the Editor
An Affair to Remember »Is there such a thing as too much coverage of
Jamestown's 400th anniversary? The answer is an emphatic yes. Herewith,
a pledge to stick to the interesting stuff. Read this article
Nautical Know-How The Case for Diesel »Ever thought about trading in your old
gasoline-guzzler for a new diesel? Michael N. Dietz examines the pros
and cons of a gas-to-diesel repowering.
Marina Hopping A Cultural Journey »Riverboat gambling, golf cart rides and weekend art
fairs are just a few of the tempting treats that drew Jody Argo
Schroath to the Potomac River's Colonial Beach Yacht Center. Read this article
Cruise of the Month Heading West »Jane Meneely cruises to the West River to learn about the
British attack on a historic Galesville shipyard . . . and to track
down some delectable peach pie.
Angler's Almanac Three for the Pan »John Page Williams divulges the best ways to catch
the Chesapeake's panfish--Norfolk spot, Atlantic croaker and white
Off the Charts Live (Sail) and Learn »A new boat presents a big learning curve. And,
as Wendy Mitman Clarke finds out, it's a great feeling when you get out
on the water and learn how to beat it. Read this article
Mail Call Channel 9 On Boats Gear & Gadgets Cruiser's Calendar Galleys Ashore Tide Tables
On the Cover: Gleaming powerboats fill a boatel at Oak Grove Marina on the South River. Photograph by John Bildahl.