VOLUME 31 - NUMBER 10 - February 2002
The Lost City Marylands first colonial settlement, St. Marys City, literally vanished into the rolling farmland along the banks of the St. Marys River. Recent archaeological efforts to unearth the town sparked writer Jim Duffys curiosity, but when he discovered the personal histories of some of the areas early residents, the town really came into focus.
Poker, Anyone? Not wanting to pass up the opportunity to go flying around the Bay at breakneck speed, CBMs adventurous editor
T. F. Sayles tagged along on the first annual Jackson Marine Sales Donzi Poker Run and went whipping across the water ahead of his own noiseor so it seemed. Hes had a glazed look in his eyes ever since.
Bay Window: The Genuine Article The Lewisetta General Store, on the Coan River near the mouth of the Potomac River, remains the hub of this small waterfront town, where executive editor Wendy Mitman Clarke found cold drinks, hot history and a porch to die for. The view? No charge.
Nautical Know-How Rough StuffEveryone knows the Bay has its bumpy spots, but it isnt an evil spirit wreaking havoc. Tom Dove gives us a perfectly logical explanation for all that roil and spume. Its wind, current and the shape of the Bay bottom, he says.
New Boat News
Gear & Gadgets
Fishin & Family Boats
In the Galley
Boat Club News
Donzi 39 ZSC
Time Tested/Sail A Safe Sailing BetFolks say the Tartan 3500 is a good family boat. Tom Dove takes one for an afternoon sail and finds out why.
Marina Hopping Cambridge Tie-upDiana Prentice cruises down the Choptank River to Cambridge, Md., and finds the towns sheltered creek full of amenities.
A-Dock Confidential Play Myst for MeNothing takes out cabin fever like a trip to Tortola, says George Trennig, unless its a good computer game.
Cruise of the Month Way up the WyeTom Dove wanders up the Back Wye to Skipton Creek, where the crabs are enormous and theres peace and quiet aplenty.
Sailing with a Dangerous Man
Who knew the quiet man in the
cubicle down the hall was a
Andrew Jones found out
the hard way, and is a
better sailor for it.
Anglers Almanac Cold Comfort Staying warm and dry is half the battle when it comes to cold weather on the water. John Page Williams gives us some tips on how to venture safely into the lair of old man winter.
Me & My Boat Lust in ActionSailor Paul Masson at long last found a boat to call his own, Bagatelle. But the hunt for her was anything but a trifle.
Stern Lines The Sum of PartsKeeping spare parts aboard is the best way to keep the working parts working, says Diana Prentice. But it also guarantees that something else will break.
On the cover: Trumpy craftsmanship gleams in the sun. Photograph by Bill Kepner.
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