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Chesapeake Bay Magazine - September 2006
ON THE HORIZON
decades now, Cape Charles has been poised for a comeback. And, says
Wendy Mitman Clarke, thanks to some key players, great sunsets, a
picturesque beach and quaint B&Bs, it’s finally happening.
REVIVING A RIVALRY
the early days of Bay piloting, Virginia and Maryland pilots had a
bristling rivalry. Though that died out ages ago, a new
Maryland-Virginia feud may be on the horizon, as the new replica pilot
schooner Virginia prepares to take on the Pride of Baltiimore II in the
Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race.
By Paul Clancy.
Cutts, Bay boatbuilder extraordinaire, has been building wooden boats
in Oxford since the 1960s. And, says Kim Kavin, you can bet your bottom
dollar he’s got a story or two to tell about the things he’s seen and
From the Editor
NEIGHBORS, ETC. » Ugly is in the eye of the beholder, to be sure. But
the dispute over the new fence on Dobbins Island isn't about
aesthetics; it's about public access.
SAFE » A backup primary fuel filter can spare you a big headache if the
first one clogs, says Frank Lanier. A flip of a switch, and you're back
SWEET BOAT » The spacious Sabre 28 sails well, looks good and packs a
lot of punch for a classic small sailboat. By Tom Dove.
ANY GIVEN SUNNY DAY » In the heart of a busy harbor, there's rarely a
dull moment at Annapolis City Marina on Spa Creek. By Ann Levelle.
Cruise of the Month
A STORIED RIVER » After traveling almost halfway up the scenic James
River, the historic Westover Plantation called out to Diana Prentice to
stop by for a visit.
MY DRIFT? » Losing his boat's steerage was one thing, but losing his
mind would be no good at all. If only David B. Bowes had considered the
obvious » a loose steering wheel nut » before calling for a tow.
Me and My Boat
IS DUFF? » Maybe it was in the cards » the boat's name even suggested
that one day she might disappear. But losing her beloved dinghy, Dovè
Duff, was a real heartbreaker for Connie McBride.
ALL-PURPOSE IMPOSTORS » The latitudes may be different, but the baits are almost the same. John Page Williams tells how Gulf coast lures can be adapted to Bay fishing.
Off the Charts
FROM THE RACECOURSE » After a 10-year hiatus from the Bay racing scene,
Wendy Mitman Clarke is reminded of the good, the bad and the painful in
New Boat News
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