Officers of the Maryland Natural Resources Police face a challenging mission that often stretches them to the limits. Most say they wouldn’t have it any other way.
With a small but devoted following, the Herreshoff 12 1/2 fleet based out of Annapolis is helping perpetuate the 102-year-old history of this remarkable design.
This article is intended to be a quick-start guide for anglers looking to take their photography past the point-and-shoot and smartphone stages into the realm of complete creative control with a digital single lens reflex (DSLR) or mirrorless professional camera.
Finding a bargain in the used boat market isn’t rocket science, but you need to know what you’re looking at.
Scientists are learning more all the time about the elusive sturgeon that is native to the Bay. And that, they admit, means they still don’t know much.
A pair of college chums en route to Boston oyster hop the Bay looking for locally grown bivalves and the beer to wash them down.
Chartering a cat in the BVI seemed like a good way to get a taste of full-time cruising life. That was our excuse, anyway.
Chesapeake currents are tricky to read, but understanding how tides affect the massive amount of Bay water heading downstream can help boaters time their passages to go with the flow.
Where commercial hunters once blasted the Bay’s wildfowl population into near extinction, now peace, quiet and a resurgence of birds characterize the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge.
While the Vibrio vulnificus bacteria, which lurks in the Bay’s warm salt water, rarely infects humans, it can be deadly, and infections are on the rise.
“Always choose the maximum power for a new boat or a re-power.” That’s what a lot of boaters (and some dealers) say, but they may not be seeing the whole picture.
Trailering a boat requires skill, patience, common sense and playing by the rules.