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Chesapeake Bay Magazine - February 2006


VOLUME 35 - NUMBER 10 - February 2006

Choptank Circle  Writer Diana Prentice’s trip around the Choptank River to Cambridge, Tilghman, St. Michaels and Oxford showed her that although much has changed in these Eastern Shore towns, other things have stayed the same--like friendly faces and historic charm.

The Pride and the Fall  The Pride of Baltimore II lost its rig in a storm while racing from England to Spain. We offer second mate Jamie Trost’s gripping firsthand account of the event.

Down on the Crab Farm  Replenishing the Bay’s crab population is no easy task. But researchers at the Center of Marine Biotechnology (C.O.M.B.), in Baltimore, are having a go at it anyway. Since 2002 this crab factory has been hatching millions of little blues and sending them to VIMS and SERC, where they’re released into the wilds of the Bay. By Joel McCord.


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From the Editor Counting Crabs--They said crab aquaculture was a nonstarter. But scientists are proving them wrong at a cutting-edge hatchery in Baltimore.

Off the Charts Backing into Winter--Like it or not, winter is inevitable, no matter how hard you and your boat try to deny it. By Wendy Mitman Clarke.

Nautical Know-How Boat Ramp Survival Guide--Backing a trailer onto a launch ramp isn’t always fun. Here are Ken Textor’s tips on trailering that will make your next launch memorable--in a good way.

Good Boatkeeping Sound the Alarm-
-Installing a high-water bilge alarm is a relatively easy way to get some peace of mind, says Frank Lanier.

Time Tested Still Going Strong--The spacious accommodations and sturdiness of the Monk 36 make it a favorite among trawler fans, says Ken Textor.

Marina Hopping Fit for a King
--Writer Gary A. Oster and his cruising club enjoyed a regal stay at the Kingsmill Resort Marina on the James River.
50 Cruise of the Month One Day Last October--Artist and writer Richard C. Goertemiller had seen enough of Cherry Point Cove by land. He had to go there by boat--even if he had
to go it alone.

Reader Rendezvous Sailing with Dolphins--Heading for the shallows with-out a sail or an engine, writer Bruce C. Miller gets a little inspiration from a pod of playful dolphins.

Angler’s Almanac Reel Men Love Their Work--John Page Williams introduces us to “spin doctor” Joe Cox, a local expert in reel maintenance.

Stern Lines A Winter Walk--A winter scene on the docks prompts writer Jack Paltell to venture out of his comfort zone.

On the cover: Purely Pleasure, owned by Jerry Herson of Pasadena, Md., roars down the Bay. Photograph by John Bildahl

Cruise of the Month
One Day Last October

The author takes a solo cruise to Cherry Point Cove on the Rappahannock River.

Off the Charts
Backing into Winter

Channel 9
No Fly Boys Here

Boaters still have access to the creeks near Vice President Dick Cheney’s Eastern Shore home. Airplane pilots, not so much.

Spectator Sport

There was a time when tether-boat competitions drew crowds to the nation’s capitol.

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