VOLUME 35 - NUMBER 5 - September 2005
Chester River Recon
Chester River native Robert Whitehill takes
a spin up and down the river of his boyhood.
Some things are the same, some things have
changed, he tells us, but the haunting beauty of
the place remains constant.
A Model Event Buffeted by the remnants of Hurricane Ivan, radio-controlled model skipjacks, schooners and racing yachts valiantly plied the waters of Lake Maury last fall in the Traditional Watercraft Regatta. Diana Prentice talks about the boats, their skippers and the heated competition of the event, to be held this year on Solomons Island.
Pride and Prejudice Captain Uriah Phillips Levy served with pride in the young U.S. Navy, but as he battled our nation’s enemies afloat, he had to wage a private war against the anti-Semitism that confronted him at nearly every turn. Katherine Brown introduces us to this little-sung hero of our fledgling nation.
From the Editor A View of the River
A private lesson in perspective, courtesy of the Chester River.
Off the Charts Little Big Boat
The pride of boat ownership starts early in Wendy Mitman Clarke’s young family.
Good Boatkeeping Saving Fuel the Old-Fashioned Way
With fuel prices soaring, writer David G. Brown tells us how the little things add up to big savings.
Time Tested Beautiful Skimmer
When T. N. Simmons and his son built sea skiffs, they meant business. Their boats were built to lastand to handle any challenges that came their way, says John Page Williams. And there are lots of them right here on the Bay.
Marina Hopping All’s Bright on Kings Creek
When cruisers Gene and Katie Hamilton arrived back on the Bay from their trip up the ICW, tranquil Bay Creek Marina beckoned from Kings Creek, just north of Cape Charles, Va.
Cruise of the Month Private River
Katherine Brown’s family had the Anacostia River all to themselves when they explored the waterway that runs from Bladensburg, Md., to the nation’s capital.
Angler’s Almanac Chesapeake Grand Slams
Anglers really looking to prove their salt can try for any number of fish combinations in the Bay’s own series of grand slams. By John Page Williams
Stern Lines An Ear for Weather
Diane Prentice gives a listen to the “new” voices dispensing weather information on her marine radio. Something’s missing.
On the cover: A pair of Haven 121/2 -footers lie at their mooring. Designed by Joel White (with a strong dash of Herreshoff), the boats are gaining in popularity throughout the Bay. Photograph by Scott Sullivan