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Article Chesapeake Bay Magazine - September 2007
Volume 37 • Number 5
The Future of Freedom's Fortress » As
the Army prepares to leave Virginia's historic Fort Monroe, Paul Clancy
takes us on a tour of the stone leviathan that has guarded the mouth of
the Bay for nearly two centuries. Under state ownership, it's not
likely that much will change at the fort itself, but that may not be
true of the valuable surrounding property. Read this article
Chasing History, Slowly » Retracing
the figurative footsteps of Captain John Smith, who explored the Bay
from top to bottom in 1608? That sounds interesting. But doing so under
wind- and oar-power alone, in a 28-foot open boat? For 1,500 miles?
That's extreme. But for official scribe Andrew Bystrom, and his 11
fellow modern-day explorers, the John Smith 400 Project has been the
journey of a lifetime.
Stalking the Wild Persimmon » Who
knew that raspberries, black walnuts and wild figs were right there on
the shores of the Bay, ready for the picking? Senior writer Wendy
Mitman Clarke, that's who. And she shares all she knows, including
recipes, about eating the scenery, Chesapeake style.
Bugged Out » The
Eastern Shore "bitey fly" isn't the only thing out there waiting to
suck your blood, according to Wendy Mitman Clarke. Learn all about the
Bay buggers that love to bug you.
From the Editor Details, Details »
It's hard enough to imagine how Captain John Smith and crew survived
their exploration of the Bay without Wi-Fi and weather forecasts. But
how on earth did they manage in those horribly uncomfortable clothes? Read this story
Nautical Know-How Picture Perfect Weather »
Electronics manufacturers and satellite services have banded together
to make boating better . . . by beaming the weather forecasts directly
onto our chartplotters. By Al Herum.
Marina Hopping Dockage, Fuel and Friends . . . Oh My! » Both stylish and classic, Mears Yacht Haven and Oxford, Md., are a match made in heaven, says Diana Prentice. Read this story
Cruise of the Month Island Getaway » En
route to Washington, D.C., Pat Meneely stops at Cobb Island for a
seafood dinner and a few good yarns from the local watermen.
Angler's Almanac Pulling Strings » By
giving them a little life with the right twists, tugs and line tricks,
artificial lures can be an angler's best friend, says John Page
Off the Charts Homeward Bound » In
a didn't-know-you-had-it-till-it's-gone moment, Wendy Mitman Clarke
reminisces about growing up on the Sassafras River. Read this article