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

Best Summer Reads: Seaworthy Edition

In a corner of the Marina Cafe in Boynton Beach, FL, where I live, a giant bookshelf is filled with mysteries, adventure novels, biographies and much more. Overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway and a busy charter fishing dock, boaters borrow books and donate them daily. Owner Scott McKay opened the café last year to create a Read More

Crab Happy on the Bay: New Dock & Dines

When summer shuffles into the Chesapeake Bay, everybody wants to get crab happy. This culinary bliss comes when you park yourself at a waterfront dock bar and receive a platter piled high with red, hot-steamed crabs. To initiate the ritual, raise a wooden mallet toward the heavens, take a slow sip of a cold brewski Read More

Summer Thrills by the Seashore: Amusement Parks

There’s almost no limit to the fun you can have on a boat, but it’s really hard to fit a rollercoaster in the cockpit. If you’re looking for summer thrills by the seashore, meet 11 amusement parks that will have your crew screaming with excitement all summer long. Palace Playland Old Orchard Beach, ME New Read More