The Iron Itinerary

Nearly 90 museum ships are anchored in ports across the United States, including many of the biggest and best military vessels — battleships, aircraft carriers, submarines, destroyers — some serious iron, as they say. This year’s 75th anniversary of D-Day focused the spotlight on these magnificent warships, many of which saw action in World War Read More

American Rum Tour – Weekend Getaway

The first person to shout, “I need a rumrunner!” was not a vacationer basking in the sun on a tropical island in need of a frothy frozen drink. Rum is an inspiration rooted in a long history in America. From the colonists and settlers, to the pirates and sailors, to prohibition’s illegal rumrunners and now Read More

Good Shucking Fun!

I was six years old when I saw my first oyster. My uncle Brett, who lived in San Diego, wanted to share his love of nature with my brother and me. He got us up at 5:00 a.m. to watch Southern California’s tangerine sunrises and taught us how to climb rocks with only ropes. One day, he Read More

Greenport, NY

The well-protected harbor at Greenport has drawn vessels for centuries. Once a whaling and shipbuilding port, it later became a menhaden fishery and oyster center and eventually offered a haven for tourists. Today, visitors come by land and sea with loyal boaters flocking to this destination during the summer months. Claudio’s, a waterfront landmark, is Read More

Bay Bridge Marina in Kent Island, MD

At the eastern foot of the majestic Bay Bridge on Kent Island, MD, awaits the Bay Bridge Marina. It’s an essential hub of the local waterway and a welcoming epicenter for boaters exploring the Chesapeake region. Whether you’re cruising to Baltimore, Havre de Grace, St. Michaels or Norfolk, this marina is a premier home base Read More

Thomas Downing: History of a Chesapeake Oysterman

With crystal chandeliers glistening overhead and plush carpets laid out under their feet, the city’s elite felt quite at home in the upscale oyster bar located in downtown New York City. Every night the place was packed with A-list dignitaries, industrialists, merchants, bankers, politicians and society women, sipping champagne and nibbling on the region’s finest Read More

The Chesapeake Bay Eastern Shore

Known for centuries as an idyllic escape from urban stress, the Chesapeake Bay Eastern Shore resonates with rural beauty and picture-perfect serenity. Blue crabs and gentle breezes tickle your fancy in charismatic towns where no one is in much of a hurry and only the geese are honking. The following charming towns are among our Read More

The Chesapeake Bay: What’s New?

Striving for Cool, Clear Water Initiatives to protect the Bay in 2018 yielded some of the most groundbreaking environmental shifts in decades. The Chesapeake Bay Program’s annual Bay Barometer — which measures wildlife population growth, habitat and water cleanliness, and other aquatic health factors — proved preservation efforts make a difference. For the first time, Read More

Jay Fleming Photography: A Photographic Tribute

A photographic tribute to the seafaring champions of the Bay On the Chesapeake Bay, our heroes don’t wear capes or possess superpowers. They shield their heads from the sun with tattered baseball caps and slide their feet into sturdy rubber boots. Cigarettes dangle from pursed lips and are gripped in hands calloused by years of Read More

To Beat ‘Em, Eat ‘Em: Invasive Species Recipes

Snakeheads on the menu? Sounds like a meal straight out of Hollywood. In reality, it’s how Chad Wells, Maryland-based chef and restaurant consultant, hopes to put a dent in the population of this invasive yet edible fish – the snakehead is a tasty invasive species! Aggressive African and Asian native species traveled to the United Read More