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Getting Taken Down a Notch


blame Norman Maclean for my fly fishing disorder. A tattered copy of Maclean’s well-known, semiautobiographical A River Runs Through It and Other Stories found its way into my hands at some point during my senior year in high school, and by my early twenties, I was well on my way to becoming a fullblown bum, replete with the requisite van down by the river. But after many trips out to Montana, weekends spent creeping slowly on my hands and knees along Pennsylvania’s notoriously challenging limestone spring creeks, and recovering from an addiction to Sylvester Nemes soft-hackled fly patterns, I’d sort of had it with the tedium of trout fishing. A lot of people think trout are among the smartest of fish—you know, one has to tie the most accurate fly patterns to trick them. But I say anything that eats a pin-head-size midge before it takes a big grasshopper pattern is pretty stupid. Through the urging of some saltwater enablers, I decided to trade in my everso-carefully tied #22 midge patterns for a bunch of Clouser minnows. And while over the years I’ve managed to catch my share of stripers, bluefish, Spanish mackerel, speckled trout, and recently, flounder with my fly rod, I’ve always felt as if something wasn’t fluid in my long-distance casting—it didn’t feel smooth and “right” like my spring creek casting did. After a trip to Harkers Island, NC, for false albacore last year, where I could have caught many more fish if I’d had a decent double-haul or back cast, I resolved to do something about it. So I got in touch with someone I knew could help, and he agreed to spend some time on my casting with me. We arrived at a small pond near his home, and proxi-

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mately set to the task at hand. “OK, Gary, let me see you cast this line across the pond,” he said, so I waved the rod around a bit, and the verdict came swiftly and decisively: “Well, you’re doing just about everything wrong.” After a bit of coaching involving “putting my elbow on a shelf” and locking my wrist (I was stubborn, but a few cuss words helped), I finally sensed a small bit of that smoothness I was looking for, and my fly line reached out farther than I’d ever been able to throw it.

Even though I’d proven to be a somewhat frustrating case, I looked back at my teacher, and the smile on his face was enough confirmation that I’d done it right—at least this time. Turns out it’s healthy to seek out someone who can knock you back a few notches when you think you have mad skills. Luckily for me, my teacher did that without hurting my “feel goods.” So while today I am able to back cast almost as accurately as I can forward cast, I still have learning to do. And that’s one of the joys of fishing. Thanks Lefty,

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Out of My Mind

by Ruth Christie

White Knuckles, Tummies, and Teeth


he summer of my discontent utes for most of the weekend. I loved our As I write this, I worry about my snuck up on me in early June. island-dotted, creek-lined anchorage way rapidly dwindling supply of pills on the A toothache rolled into a root up Harris Creek. It was the first night of second round of treatment, even if they do canal and then a shiny new gold crown. the trip, and all the fun was ahead of us. taste icky. So, I have a doctor’s appointBut, the relief provided by a prescribed And, that early morning crabber really ment scheduled to coincide with the exact molar-soothing antibiotic soon turned was trying to not give us much of a wake, timeframe as when my “situation” reinto something more ominous. come to think of it. curred the last time post-treatment. Let’s Seems a certain antibiotic can cause Our short jaunt over to La Trappe see, wasn’t that while I was on vacation your gastrointestinal tract to revolt, and Creek was enjoyable, as well. Once we in North Carolina’s Outer Banks? That revolt mine did… big time… oh, for anchored in a sweet spot, everyone swam beach trip, too, engenders fond memories about two months now and counting. over to walk on the sandy spit, refreshed of time away in the sun and surf, even if Thus came my white-knuckled approach in the waters lapping onshore, and my tummy misbehaved for a chunk of it. to hanging on for dear life Funny how your during our Fourth of July body can be so resilient trip up Harris Creek, into and your mind so forLa Trappe Creek, and finalgetful. The same thing ly at the “Cambridge Hyatt” happened 15 years ago for a family holiday vacawhen I spent two wontion. Not that the weather derful weeks in Hawaii. was bad; it was quite calm, I absolutely loved it! A if hot, and quite pleasurable. return visit is high on The Bay and its tributaries my bucket list. Never behaved much better than mind that for most my plumbing did. of that trip, I had a My worried crew and I white-hot, searing pain could have done without my in, you guessed it, a countless close encounters tooth that would result with our head. Luckily, I in a root canal once I had two trashy magazines was stateside. But, all onboard to keep me ocI really remember is cupied, while my family how beautiful Maui enjoyed time on our boat. I and Oahu were. They ##This could upset anyone’s tummy... Things were hopping on La Trappe Creek over Independence Day weekend. The term flybridge takes on a whole new meaning, had no idea this bug would beckon me to return doesn’t it? Photo by Jim Christie or could last so long. to my own private delighted in racing back for cocktail hour Which brings me to the funny thing islands… That jarring jaw pain is but a and people and boat watching, as is what about pain. If it’s gone, you pretty much distant memory, almost always forgotten we do on all boat trips. Luckily for us, forget about what it was like and it doesn’t when I fanaticize about Hawaii. the creek was packed with all manner of cloud your memories of fun times. When Last night, my husband warned me it returns, you abhor it and will try anyperson and vessel, each one designed to that I’ve maxed out on treatments, other let everyone enjoy nettle-free waters. thing possible to make it go away. It darkthan preventatives, that our dental plan The next day, the Hyatt could take us ens your mood and makes your wonder if will cover this year. Fine by me. I’m happy early, so we could maximize our poolyou’ll ever feel like to zap this stinky little bug and take a slide, pool, and all-around relaxation a normal person again. stab at being normal again. Goodbye to time. Fireworks, good food, refreshing It’s the forgetting pain thing that puzsad teeth, grumpy tummies, and white swims, moon bounces, leisurely strolls, zles me. I have really fond memories of knuckles. Let’s not meet again. and fun punctuated the holiday weekend; that Fourth of July boat trip, even though all of it bringing back nice memories. I was pretty uncomfortable every 30 min-

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Letters Hi Gary, I recently caught up with some old PropTalk issues and read your crabcake article. I cut it out so that I could try it the next time we caught some crabs. Yesterday we caught those crabs, and I was going to try your recipe (okay—your dad’s recipe). However, it seems the recipe accidently went the way of old magazines and newspapers. I found the article online, but the recipe box wasn’t included in the article. Any chance you could forward it to me? Thanks, Cindy Walk Ellicott City, MD

Cindy, Thanks for reading PropTalk. There is nothing better than making crabcakes with bounty you’ve harvested yourself! Here’s my dad’s recipe. I hope you enjoy it. ~Gary P.S. I am not sure why the recipe did not show up in the online version of the June issue of PropTalk—it seemed to work fine with my computer/Internet browser configuration. As a reminder to our readers, you can not only read online, but download a PDF version of our magazine every month from the link in the upper right-hand corner of our website. And, if you ever have any difficulty accessing it, let us know and we’ll help you out.

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Gary, I read your June issue with great interest in the “How the Heck Are You?” reverse letter. I wrote to you several months back regarding the stench still being generated by the plant in Reedville, VA. Needless to say it still prevails; the only variant is which way the wind is blowing if they are “cooking.” Your challenge was to share things, boating on the bay, that cause you to grimace and/or cause you to pause. This situation does both. Tidelines, Maryland Saltwater Sportfishermen’s (MSSA) monthly newsletter, has an ongoing series on the “Menhaden Muddle.” I think they are up to article 15. The latest issue is more focused on the slaughter of menhaden, which is slowly but surely reducing the source of nourishment for the rockfish and other apex predators in the Bay. They say nothing (to date) regarding the air pollution in the area. I would think a series of articles and interviews from PropTalk might help add weight and attention to this ongoing problem. What do you think?  Regards and Tight Lines, Buck Rogers Burgess, VA


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Buck, I am an MSSA member and have seen their series on the Virginia/Omega Protein menhaden issue. I do believe we did something similar a few years back, but I think we got frustrated with Virgnia’s lack of common sense (Virginia is the only Mid-Atlantic state that allows the commercial harvest of this important forage fish, and more than a few Virginia legislator’s pockets are heavily lined by Omega Protein). That’s not to say it’s a bad idea to bring up the cause again. I actually think it could make an interesting story; let’s stay in touch, Buck. ~ Gary

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Letters Hi Gary, The Black Sunday on the Potomac article in the August issue of PropTalk brought back some memories. I was there Saturday, but didn’t learn of the accidents until sometime Sunday. I will never forget the power of those boats as they shook the massive concrete bulkhead at Hains Point. I enjoy your publication and am glad to see Reedville, VA, mentioned in the Lower Bay Dock Bar Guide. Corrections: It’s Cockrell Creek, and the Cull Ring is now called “T-Bones.” It’s a great waterman’s haunt. Reasonable food, run by Pete DeGaetani. Regards, Chris Mills Reedville, VA

Gary, Re: Chesapeake Classic, August PropTalk From Leslie Field’s website ( Hotsy Totsy (below) won in 1930, driven by owner Vic Kliesrath and also Arthur Purdy. I looked for an article on Google Books, and I found some other sources correlating the above. It looks like there is a complete article in Country Life, Volume 59, 1930. Regards, Mike Morabito

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Time for the Poor Boy Open

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eptember 2-3 bring the Poor Boy Open to the Choptank River in Cambridge, MD. For a mere $50 per person (not per boat), you can enter. All the organizers ask is that you fish only with a two-foot Barbie fishing rod that they provide; pink is preferable. Patrick Edwards says, “We want people to come out and just have fun. Lewis Hardy came up with the idea of giving anglers Barbie rods and having them fish in this tournament, now in its second year. Last year, 100 people took part, with the biggest fish being a 23-inch rockfish after trolling near Tilghman Island. This year, we’re hoping to give Barbie rods to 200 anglers.” First place will reel in $500, second place will net $250, and third place will hook into $100. In addition to fame and fortune, participants will get a T-shirt and enjoy fine food from Portside Seafood Restaurant and Pub, the official “lengthin” station and event headquarters. (Fish will be measured by length, not weight.) On Friday, from 5 to 8 p.m., get your entry packet and fine fishing rod at Leaky Pete’s in Cambridge. On Saturday, lines go in not before 7 a.m. and come out by 3:30 p.m. at the latest. All fish can be checked in at Portside Pub between 1 and 4 p.m., so awards can be given at 4:30 p.m. Qualifying fish must be caught in the Choptank River, and you can fish by land, bridge, or boat. Shake your Barbie rod at these fish: catfish, hardhead, perch, rockfish, perch, and spot. Fear not that your Barbie rod will put you at a disadvantage. In August of 2008, David Hayes caught a record-breaking catfish with his three-year-old granddaughter’s Barbie Rod and Reel. The rod was two inches shorter than the fish! “The catfish hit the bait (a cricket) and took off,” Hayes says. “He turned over in the

water, and when I saw his tail was about as wide as my two hands, I knew I was in trouble. After 25 minutes, pink plastic and a sixpound-test line prevailed.” Hayes netted the 32-incher weighing 21 pounds, nearly three pounds over the previous state mark. This year, all proceeds from the Poor Boy Open will benefit the Richardson Maritime Museum. Edwards adds, “Thanks to the museum and our many sponsors (including PropTalk Magazine) for making this year’s event possible.” Register by August 27 by contacting Edwards at Composite Yacht (410) 476-4414, or e-mailing him at patrick

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n honor of World Oceans Day, West Marine recently awarded a total of $30,000 in grants to non-profit organizations throughout the nation that improve and protect marine habitat. Among this year’s grant recipients, you’ll find the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) and the Maryland Saltwater Sportsfishermen’s Association (MSSA). CBF is the only conservation organization dedicated solely to restoring and protecting the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers and streams. The grant funds will support a partnership with MSSA in Dorchester County to enhance the native oyster population and increase available fish habitat in the Choptank River. MSSA will construct 66 reef balls with help from citizen volunteers in Cambridge, MD. CBF will transport the reef balls to their oyster restoration facility in Shady Side, MD, to grow oyster spat on the reef balls. Once these tiny oysters have grown to approximately the size of a fingernail, the oyster-set reef balls will be transplanted onto Cook’s Point reef, an existing oyster sanctuary in the Choptank River (, The New Jersey grant recipient was the Atlantic Tuna Project, which catches, tags, and releases Atlantic tuna within the recreational fishing sector. Atlantic bluefin and yellowfin tuna are under incredible pressure. Recreational boaters can contribute to the overall knowledge base by adopting a tag-and-release culture; collecting data on tuna that recreational fishermen catch is critical.

To date, NOAA has little data coming about these tuna populations. The grant funds will be used to educate anglers about the benefits of tagging and help new members adopt tagging practices. The program drives both charter and private boats to request free tags from

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n June 3 at the USCG Academy, Rear Adm. Sandra Stosz (right) relieved Rear Adm. J. Scott Burhoe and became the first female superintendent at any of the U.S. service academies. Stosz takes over as the school continues to see an increase in minority admissions, growing from 12 percent in 2008 to 24 percent in 2010. Stosz says, “We’ll know the nation has succeeded in its efforts when there are no more firsts like this one, and I am remembered as the USCG Academy’s 40th superintendent, not the first female superintendent.” Burhoe adds, “A diverse Coast Guard ensures we benefit from talents, abilities, ideas, and viewpoints of a workforce drawn from the richness of American society; to best serve our country, we should be a reflection of it.”

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Diamond Jim: Still Sneaky, Still Slippery, and Still on the Loose by Gary Reich bass that have been caught between May can think of a lot of things to do with 28 and September 5 of this year and are $25,000; I bet you can, too. Luckily, Maryland Department of Natural certified by DNR officials to have been caught consistent with the rules of the Resources’ (DNR) sneaky, slippery Diamond Jim rockfish hasn’t been caught yet, contest will divide $25,000 equally among the anglers qualifying.” So the way we so the tempting loot is still up for grabs. read it, if no one else catches a Diamond Diamond Jim is out there somewhere— he even taunts Facebook and Twitter fans Jim imposter, Huffman could stand to take home the 25 grand. Sweet. with “Catch me if you can!” posts and There are now 599 tagged rockfish Tweets on a weekly basis—but no one swimming about the Bay after a July 28 knows where he actually is. tag and release of an additional 200 rockA July 28 DNR news alert excited anglers and journalists alike, as the agency fish. The most important thing to rememannounced that Jersey Shore, PA, resident ber if you catch one of the tagged fish is David Huffman had caught a 22-inch to not remove the tag. Leave it in, call the number on the tag, and a DNR official tagged rockfish off of… wait for it… will come to you. The Diamond Jim event Rock Hall, MD, on July 20. But when will culminate with an awards event (part Huffman opened the envelope matchof the Maryland Fishing Challenge) ing the tag, it was discovered that he had on September 10 at Sandy Point State caught one of the “imposter” rockfish, Park near Annapolis. In addition to the which are good for $500 each. $25,000, Zachary’s Jewelers in Annapolis But hope isn’t lost for Huffman. is offering a pair of diamond earrings According to DNR, “If no authentic valued at $4000 to the angler who catches ‘Diamond Jim’ striped bass are caught the real Diamond Jim. Get fishing! during the contest, any imposter striped


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The Keeper of the Bay

n June 30 at the U.S. Coast Guard Yard in Curtis Bay, MD, Lt. Cmdr. Mark S. Palmer handed over the change of command of the 175-foot U.S. Coast Guard cutter James Rankin (WLM 555) to Lt. Russell R. Zuckerman (right). This was Palmer’s second command of the James Rankin, and from here, he will report to USCGC Elm in Atlantic Beach, NC, as Commanding Officer. Zuckerman previously served for two years as executive assistant and aide to commander in the Force Readiness Command at Alameda, CA. Known as the Keeper of the Bay, James Rankin places and maintains aids to navigation on the Chesapeake Bay; she also served in the Gulf of Mexico during the oil spill last year. She was named for James Rankin, an American lighthouse keeper. —by Caryl P. Weiss

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Chesapeake Bay Tide Tables

BALTIMORE 04:07 AM 09:25 AM 1 Th 03:49 PM

0.6 1.6 0.2 10:18 PM 2.0 05:14 AM 0.6 10:14 AM 1.5 F 04:33 PM 0.2 11:14 PM 2.1 06:24 AM 0.7 11:07 AM 1.4 Sa 05:21 PM 0.2 12:14 AM 2.1 07:35 AM 0.7 Su 12:05 PM 1.3 06:17 PM 0.3 01:17 AM 2.0 08:44 AM 0.7 M 01:08 PM 1.3 07:21 PM 0.3 02:24 AM 2.0 09:47 AM 0.7 Tu 02:15 PM 1.3 08:31 PM 0.4 03:30 AM 1.9 10:43 AM 0.7 W 03:22 PM 1.3 09:40 PM 0.4 04:30 AM 1.9 11:32 AM 0.6 Th 04:24 PM 1.4 10:44 PM 0.4 05:22 AM 1.8 12:15 PM 0.6 F 05:21 PM 1.4 11:42 PM 0.5 06:06 AM 1.8 12:53 PM 0.6 Sa 06:12 PM 1.5 12:33 AM 0.5 06:43 AM 1.8 Su 01:24 PM 0.5 06:59 PM 1.6 01:20 AM 0.5 07:17 AM 1.7 M 01:52 PM 0.5 07:42 PM 1.6 02:05 AM 0.6 07:49 PM 1.6 Tu 02:16 PM 0.5 08:23 PM 1.7 02:49 AM 0.7 08:20 PM 1.6 W 02:39 PM 0.4 09:02 PM 1.7 03:34 AM 0.7 08:53 AM 1.5 Th 03:05 PM 0.4 09:40 PM 1.8

2 3 4

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10 11



14 15




02:12 AM 0.6 07:52 AM 1.5 1 Th 02:20 PM 0.2

04:20 AM 0.8 09:27 AM 1.4 F 03:34 PM 0.4 10:18 PM 1.8 05:10 AM 0.8 10:05 AM 1.4 Sa 04:07 PM 0.4 10:58 PM 1.8 06:05 AM 0.8 10:48 AM 1.3 Su 04:46 PM 0.4 11:41 PM 1.8 07:03 AM 0.8 11:38 AM 1.2 M 05:32 PM 0.5 12:29 AM 1.8 08:03 AM 0.8 Tu 12:33 PM 1.2 06:26 PM 0.5 01:23 AM 1.8 08:59 AM 0.8 W 01:34 PM 1.2 07:29 PM 0.5 02:21 AM 1.8 09:50 AM 0.7 Th 02:37 PM 1.3 08:39 PM 0.5 03:18 AM 1.8 10:35 AM 0.7 F 03:38 PM 1.4 09:48 PM 0.5 04:13 AM 1.8 11:16 AM 0.6 Sa 04:36 PM 1.5 10:55 PM 0.5 05:05 AM 1.8 11:54 AM 0.5 Su 05:32 PM 1.6 11:59 PM 0.4 05:53 AM 1.8 12:32 PM 0.4 M 06:25 PM 1.8 01:01 AM 0.4 06:40 AM 1.7 Tu 01:10 PM 0.3 07:18 PM 1.9 02:02 AM 0.5 07:27 AM 1.6 W 01:48 PM 0.2 08:10 PM 2.1 03:03 AM 0.5 08:14 AM 1.5 Th 02:29 PM 0.1 09:03 PM 2.1 04:05 AM 0.5 09:03 AM 1.5 F 03:13 PM 0.1 09:56 PM 2.1

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09:00 PM 1.8 03:11 AM 0.7 08:39 AM 1.4 F 03:09 PM 0.2 10:00 PM 1.8 04:13 AM 0.7 09:29 AM 1.3 Sa 04:02 PM 0.2 11:03 PM 1.8 05:19 AM 0.8 10:27 AM 1.3 Su 05:00 PM 0.2 12:09 AM 1.8 06:28 AM 0.8 M 11:32 PM 1.2 06:01 PM 0.3 01:15 AM 1.7 07:37 AM 0.8 Tu 12:43 PM 1.2 07:03 PM 0.3 02:17 AM 1.7 08:40 AM 0.8 W 01:54 PM 1.2 08:05 PM 0.4 03:12 AM 1.7 09:33 AM 0.7 Th 02:59 PM 1.2 09:03 PM 0.4 04:00 AM 1.7 10:17 AM 0.6 F 03:57 PM 1.3 09:57 PM 0.4 04:40 AM 1.7 10:55 AM 0.6 Sa 04:47 PM 1.4 10:46 PM 0.5 05:16 AM 1.6 11:29 AM 0.5 Su 05:32 PM 1.4 11:33 PM 0.5 05:49 AM 1.6 12:02 PM 0.5 M 06:14 PM 1.5 12:17 AM 0.5 06:21 AM 1.5 Tu 12:35 PM 0.4 06:54 PM 1.5 01:00 AM 0.6 06:51 AM 1.4 W 01:09 PM 0.4 07:35 PM 1.6 01:42 AM 0.7 07:21 PM 1.4 Th 01:43 PM 0.4 08:16 PM 1.6

2 3

4 5 6 7 8 9

10 11






04:53 AM -0.2 11:20 AM 3.6 1 Th 05:37 PM 0.0

18 19

20 21


23 24

25 26 27

28 29



Sharps Island Light –3:47 –3:50 *1.18 *1.17 Havre de Grace +3:11 +3:30 *1.59 *1.59 Sevenfoot Knoll Light –0:06 –0:10 *0.82 *0.83 St Michaels, Miles River –2:14 –1:58 *1.08 *1.08


02:26 AM 0.7 07:51 AM 1.3 F 02:19 PM 0.4 08:59 PM 1.6 03:11 AM 0.8 08:23 AM 1.3 Sa 02:58 PM 0.4 09:45 PM 1.6 04:00 AM 0.8 08:56 AM 1.3 Su 03:39 PM 0.4 10:34 PM 1.6 04:54 AM 0.8 09:37 AM 1.2 M 04:26 PM 0.4 11:26 PM 1.6 05:51 AM 0.9 10:30 AM 1.2 Tu 05:18 PM 0.4 12:21 AM 1.6 06:48 AM 0.8 W 11:38 PM 1.2 06:16 PM 0.4 01:15 AM 1.6 07:44 AM 0.8 Th 12:52 PM 1.2 07:18 PM 0.4 02:07 AM 1.6 08:34 AM 0.7 F 02:03 PM 1.3 08:19 PM 0.4 02:56 AM 1.6 09:21 AM 0.6 Sa 03:07 PM 1.4 09:19 PM 0.4 03:43 AM 1.6 10:05 PM 0.5 Su 04:06 PM 1.5 10:18 PM 0.4 04:28 AM 1.6 10:48 AM 0.4 M 05:03 PM 1.6 11:15 PM 0.4 05:12 AM 1.6 11:31 AM 0.3 Tu 05:57 PM 1.7 12:11 AM 0.5 05:56 AM 1.5 W 12:16 PM 0.2 06:51 PM 1.8 01:06 AM 0.5 06:41 AM 1.4 Th 01:02 PM 0.1 07:45 PM 1.8 02:02 AM 0.6 07:28 PM 1.4 F 01:51 PM 0.1 08:41 PM 1.8

1.5 1.9 1.1 1.4

11:38 PM 05:44 AM 12:13 PM F 06:36 PM

3.0 -0.1 3.5 0.2 12:32 AM 2.8 06:38 AM 0.1 Sa 01:11 PM 3.4 07:39 PM 0.4 01:31 AM 2.6 07:39 AM 0.2 Su 02:14 PM 3.2 08:47 PM 0.5 02:39 AM 2.5 08:46 AM 0.4 M 03:24 PM 3.1 09:57 PM 0.5 03:55 AM 2.4 09:57 AM 0.5 Tu 04:36 PM 3.0 11:02 PM 0.5 05:09 AM 2.5 11:05 AM 0.5 W 05:42 PM 3.0 11:59 PM 0.5 06:11 AM 2.6 12:05 PM 0.4 Th 06:37 PM 3.0 12:48 AM 0.4 07:02 AM 2.7 F 12:58 PM 0.4 07:23 PM 3.0 01:30 AM 0.4 07:46 AM 2.9 Sa 01:44 PM 0.4 08:03 PM 3.0 02:07 AM 0.3 08:24 AM 3.0 Su 02:25 PM 0.3 08:39 PM 3.0 02:41 AM 0.3 08:59 AM 3.1 M 03:04 PM 0.3 09:12 PM 2.9 03:13 AM 0.3 09:32 AM 3.1 Tu 03:40 PM 0.4 09:45 PM 2.8 03:44 AM 0.3 10:06 AM 3.1 W 04:16 PM 0.4 10:18 PM 2.7 04:15 AM 0.4 10:39 AM 3.1 Th 04:52 PM 0.5 10:52 PM 2.6

2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

10 11





18 19

20 21


23 24

25 26 27

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DIFFERENCES Spring High Low H. Ht L. Ht Range

Mtn Pt, Magothy River +1:24 +1:40 *0.88 *0.88 Chesapeake Beach –1:14 –1:15 *1.12 *1.14 Cedar Point –3:16 –3:13 *1.33 *1.33 Point Lookout –3:48 –3:47 *1.37 *1.33


04:49 AM 0.5 11:15 AM 3.0 F 05:30 PM 0.6 11:28 PM 2.5 05:25 AM 0.6 11:52 AM 3.0 Sa 06:10 PM 0.7 12:07 AM 2.4 06:05 AM 0.7 Su 12:34 PM 2.9 06:56 PM 0.8 12:51 AM 2.3 06:52 AM 0.7 M 01:21 PM 2.8 07:48 PM 0.8 01:42 AM 2.3 07:46 AM 0.8 Tu 02:16 PM 2.8 08:47 PM 0.8 02:41 AM 2.3 08:48 AM 0.8 W 03:16 PM 2.8 09:48 PM 0.8 03:46 AM 2.4 09:53 AM 0.7 Th 04:19 PM 2.9 10:46 PM 0.6 04:51 AM 2.6 10:57 AM 0.5 F 05:20 PM 3.0 11:39 PM 0.4 05:51 AM 2.9 11:57 AM 0.3 Sa 06:16 PM 3.1 12:29 AM 0.2 06:47 AM 3.2 Su 12:54 PM 0.1 07:09 PM 3.2 01:17 AM 0.0 07:38 AM 3.4 M 01:48 PM 0.0 07:59 PM 3.3 02:05 AM -0.2 08:29 AM 3.7 Tu 02:41 PM -0.1 08:49 PM 3.3 02:52 AM -0.3 09:18 AM 3.8 W 03:34 PM -0.2 09:38 PM 3.2 03:40 AM -0.3 10:08 AM 3.9 Th 04:27 PM -0.1 10:29 PM 3.1 04:30 AM -0.2 11:00 AM 3.8 F 05:22 PM 0.0 11:21 PM 3.0

1.0 1.1 1.4 1.4

DIFFERENCES Spring High Low H. Ht L. Ht Range

Onancock Creek +3 :52 +4 :15 *0.70 *0.83 Stingray Point +2 :01 +2 :29 *0.48 *0.83 Hooper Strait Light +5 :52 +6 :04 *0.66 *0.67 Lynnhaven Inlet +0 :47 +1 :08 *0.77 *0.83

2.2 1.4 2.0 2.4


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B altimore Harbor Approach (Off S andy P oint) S lack W ater Maximum C urrent

02:09 AM-1.0 05:26 AM 08:11 AM 0.7 10:58 AM 02:06 P M-0.9 S u 05:04 P M 08:31 P M 1.2 11:58 P M 03:03 AM-1.0 06:27 AM 09:02 AM 0.6 11:42 AM 02:52 P M-0.8 M 05:48 P M 09:22 P M 1.2











04:01 AM-0.9 09:59 AM 0.5 03:43 P M-0.8 T u 10:17 P M 1.1

01:52 AM 08:38 AM 01:30 P M 07:33 P M

05:02 AM-0.9 11:01 AM 0.4 04:41 P M-0.7 W 11:16 P M 1.1


14 15

12:20 AM 1.0 03:55 AM 07:10 AM-0.9 10:48 AM 01:16 P M 0.4 F 03:51 P M 06:56 P M-0.6 09:45 P M 01:25 AM 1.0 04:56 AM 08:11 AM-0.9 11:44 AM 02:20 P M 0.5 S a 05:03 P M 08:06 P M-0.6 10:55 P M 02:28 AM 0.9 05:52 AM 09:06 AM-0.9 12:33 P M 03:18 P M 0.6 S u 06:09 P M 09:10 P M-0.7













01:59 AM 08:14 AM 02:31 P M 08:44 P M

05:07 AM 0.9 11:22 AM -0.9 05:36 P M 0.9 W 11:46 P M -0.8


02:50 AM 05:52 AM 0.8 08:53 AM 12:00 P M -0.9 03:05 P M 06:15 P M 0.9 T h 09:27 P M


12:30 AM -0.8 03:39 AM 06:34 AM 0.7 09:31 AM 12:37 P M -0.8 03:38 P M 06:53 P M 0.9 10:08 P M 01:13 AM-0.8 04:26 AM 07:15 AM 0.7 10:08 AM 01:12 P M-0.8 04:10 P M 07:30 P M 0.9 10:50 P M 01:55 AM-0.8 05:14 AM 07:57 AM 0.6 10:44 AM 01:48 P M-0.7 04:42 P M 08:08 P M 0.9 11:31 P M 02:39 AM-0.8 06:04 AM 08:40 AM 0.5 11:21 AM 02:24 P M-0.6 05:15 P M 08:48 P M 0.9









12:42 AM 07:00 AM 01:14 P M 07:27 P M

03:53 AM 0.8 10:07 AM -0.8 04:20 P M 0.8 10:33 P M -0.9

01:41 AM 07:43 AM 01:47 P M 08:15 P M

04:42 AM 0.8 10:47 AM -0.9 05:02 P M 1.0 11:23 P M -1.0

03:25 AM-0.8 09:26 AM 0.4 03:04 P M-0.6 T u 09:30 P M 0.9

02:38 AM 05:30 AM 0.8 08:25 AM 11:28 AM -0.9 02:23 P M 05:45 P M 1.1 09:03 P M

01:02 AM 07:56 AM 12:46 P M 06:32 P M

04:15 AM-0.8 10:17 AM 0.4 03:48 P M-0.5 W 10:18 P M 0.9

05:09 AM-0.7 11:13 AM 0.3 04:39 P M-0.4 T h 11:10 P M 0.8

12:12 AM -1.1 03:34 AM 06:18 AM 0.8 09:07 AM 12:09 P M -0.9 03:01 P M 06:29 P M 1.2 09:51 P M 01:02 AM-1.1 04:28 AM 07:06 AM 0.7 09:50 AM 12:52 P M -0.9 03:42 P M 07:15 P M 1.3 10:41 P M 01:52 AM-1.1 05:23 AM 07:56 AM 0.7 10:36 AM 01:38 P M-0.8 04:27 P M 08:03 P M 1.3 11:32 P M



03:26 AM 0.9 09:56 AM-0.9 04:08 P M 0.7 M 10:07 P M -0.7

01:53 AM 08:56 AM 01:38 P M 07:20 P M

01:03 AM 07:31 AM 01:55 P M 07:57 P M

04:19 AM 0.9 10:41 AM -0.9 04:54 P M 0.8 T u 10:59 P M -0.8

02:46 AM 06:05 AM-0.7 09:55 AM 12:12 P M 0.3 02:39 P M 05:38 P M-0.4 F 08:17 P M


12:07 AM 0.8 03:41 AM 07:01 AM-0.7 10:47 AM 01:11 P M 0.3 03:45 P M 06:42 P M-0.4 10:22 PM 01:07 AM 0.8 04:35 AM 07:54 AM-0.7 11:30 AM 02:05 P M 0.4 11:58 P M 07:46 P M-0.5 10:31 P M 02:05 AM 0.8 05:27 AM 08:42 AM-0.8 12:07 P M 02:53 P M 0.5 05:45 P M 08:46 P M-0.6 11:38 P M 03:01 AM 0.8 06:15 AM 09:26 AM-0.8 12:41 P M 03:38 P M 0.7 06:37 P M 09:41 P M-0.7

12:15 AM 06:58 AM 12:01 P M 05:51 P M

12:02 AM 06:44 AM 01:16 P M 07:06 P M


S lack W ater Maximum C urrent



S lack W ater

01:50 AM 08:28 AM 02:33 P M 09:01 P M

1 Th

S lack W ater

05:20 AM -1.7 11:07 AM 1.3 05:57 P M -1.6 S u 11:33 P M 1.0


4 Su

5 M

6 Tu

7 W

8 Th

9 F


Maximum C urrent

01:01 AM 05:21 AM 12:49 P M 07:04 P M

02:59 AM 09:19 AM 03:22 P M 10:25 P M

0.3 -1.0 0.6 -0.8

-1.2 0.8 -1.3 T h 0.8

01:53 AM 06:33 AM 01:45 P M 07:55 P M

04:04 AM 10:22 AM 04:30 P M 11:23 P M

0.4 -1.1 0.7 -1.0

0.9 -1.5 1.1 T u -1.4

12:14 AM 06:50 AM 12:35 P M 07:22 P M

03:45 AM 09:26 AM 04:11 P M 09:51 P M

-1.2 0.8 -1.3 F 0.8

02:40 AM 05:04 AM 07:38 AM 11:24 AM 02:40 P M 05:25 P M 08:44 P M

0.5 -1.2 0.8

0.8 -1.3 1.0 W -1.2

12:45 AM 07:27 AM 01:14 P M 08:05 P M

04:11 AM 10:03 AM 04:43 P M 10:28 P M

-1.2 0.8 -1.2 S a 0.7

-1.1 0.4 -1.4 1.0

12:21 AM 05:37 AM 12:31 P M 06:55 P M

02:31 AM 0.6 09:20 AM -1.3 03:06 P M 0.8 T h 10:19 P M -1.1

01:17 AM 08:04 AM 01:54 P M 08:48 P M

04:39 AM 10:39 AM 05:17 P M 11:07 P M

-1.2 0.8 -1.1 S u 0.7

01:30 AM 06:48 AM 01:40 P M 08:01 P M

03:42 AM 0.5 10:32 AM -1.2 04:32 P M 0.8 F 11:28 P M -1.1

01:50 AM 08:42 AM 02:33 P M 09:30 P M

05:12 AM 11:17 AM 05:58 P M 11:49 P M

-1.1 0.7 -1.0 M 0.6

-1.5 1.2 -1.7 1.2

02:23 AM 05:53 AM 09:23 AM 11:58 AM 03:13 P M 06:46 P M 10:16 P M

-1.1 0.7 -0.9 T u

12:34 AM 02:57 AM 06:42 AM 10:08 AM 12:44 P M 03:58 P M 07:38 P M 11:07 P M 01:20 AM 03:32 AM 07:33 AM 10:57 AM 01:32 P M 04:57 P M 08:28 P M

0.5 -1.0 0.6 W -0.8

12:11 AM 03:23 AM 05:52 AM 08:41 AM 12:20 P M 03:35 P M 06:12 P M 09:30 P M 12:56 AM 04:05 AM 06:35 AM 09:41 AM 01:15 P M 04:27 P M 06:57 P M 10:16 P M 01:44 AM 04:47 AM 07:21 AM 10:38 AM 02:10 P M 05:18 P M 07:45 P M 11:00 P M 02:32 AM 05:30 AM 08:10 AM 11:32 AM 03:03 P M 06:08 P M 08:38 P M 11:46 P M 03:20 AM 06:17 AM 09:02 AM 12:26 P M 03:54 P M 07:00 P M 09:30 P M

0.4 -1.0 0.6 T h -0.7

12:34 AM 07:06 AM 01:19 P M 07:56 P M

04:06 AM 09:52 AM 04:44 P M 10:21 P M

-1.8 1.5 -1.8 1.1

12:05 AM 04:16 AM 11:51 AM 06:06 P M

0.3 -1.0 0.5 F -0.7

01:25 AM 07:59 AM 02:13 P M 08:52 P M

04:55 AM 10:42 AM 05:38 P M 11:14 P M

-1.7 1.5 -1.7 1.0


12:30 AM 03:30 AM 07:15 AM 10:19 AM 12:59 P M 04:32 P M 08:04 P M 11:12 P M 01:30 AM 04:28 AM 08:16 AM 11:22 AM 02:00 P M 05:43 P M 09:08 P M


S lack W ater

-1.2 0.7 -1.3 W 0.8



Maximum C urrent

02:43 AM 05:41 AM 08:05 AM 11:15 AM 02:59 P M 06:00 P M 08:32 P M 11:45 P M 03:17 AM 06:16 AM 08:46 AM 11:55 AM 03:37 P M 06:41 P M 09:12 P M

02:39 AM 06:14 AM -1.6 09:20 AM 12:01 P M 1.2 03:30 P M 07:00 P M -1.5 M 10:08 P M



Maximum C urrent

13 14 15

02:38 AM 05:05 AM 07:51 AM 11:39 AM 02:48 P M 05:46 P M 09:02 P M 12:26 AM 03:37 AM 06:02 AM 08:51 AM 12:36 P M 03:46 P M 06:32 P M 09:55 P M 01:17 AM 04:24 AM 06:44 AM 09:45 AM 01:27 P M 04:35 P M 07:12 P M 10:38 P M 02:03 AM 05:05 AM 07:24 AM 10:32 AM 02:16 P M 05:19 P M 07:52 P M 11:13 P M


0.5 -1.2 0.4 S a


-1.2 0.6 -1.3 0.8 S u


-1.2 0.6 -1.3 0.9 M


-1.2 0.7 -1.3 0.9 T u


02:07 AM 08:24 AM 02:23 P M 09:22 P M

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-1.3 1.0 -1.5 1.1

-1.7 1.4 -1.8 1.2 -1.7 1.5 -1.9 1.2

September 2011 Currents

September 2011 Currents

12:53 AM 07:31 AM 12:32 P M 06:38 P M

02:53 AM 06:06 AM-0.9 09:45 AM 12:08 P M 0.4 02:37 P M 05:46 P M-0.6 T h 08:36 P M




S lack W ater Maximum C urrent

Current Differences and Speed Ratios Secondary Stations Baltimore Harbor Approach Cove Point, 3.9 n.mi. East Sharp Island Lt., 3.4 n.mi. West Thomas Pt. Shoal Lt., 2.0 n.mi. East Pooles Island, 4 miles Southwest Turkey Point, 1.2 n.mi. Southwest

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Corrections Applied to Baltimore Harbor Approach

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Chesapeake Bay Entrance before Flood Chesapeake Beach, 1.5 miles North +0:29 Chesapeake Channel, (bridge tunnel) +0:05 Stingray Point, 12.5 miles East +2:18 Smith Point Light, 6.7 n.mi. East +2:29 Point No Point, 4.3 n.mi. East +4:49

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Corrections Applied to Chesapeake Bay Entrance

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Canine Cruises 7 and 8 p.m. Thursdays. Potomac Riverboat Company, Alexandria, VA.


Pirates Cove Big Game Tournament Manns Harbor, NC.

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National Rum Day

Capt. Steve Harman Poor Girl’s Open Bahia Marina, Ocean City, MD.


Caroline Summerfest Denton, MD. Music, parade, fireworks, performers, artisans, kids fun, games, food, and more.


Chesapeake Crab and Beer Festival National Harbor, MD. Get crackin’.


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Fiore Winery, Pylesville, MD.

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Charity Billfish Tournament Rudee Inlet, Virginia Beach, VA.


ZZ Top, Joan Jett, and the

Blackhearts in Concert 7:30 p.m.

Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons.


Mid-Atlantic $500,000 Canyon Club Resort Marina, Cape May, NJ. Up to $2 million in prize money!


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Virginia Beach Billfish Tournament


Boating Safety Seminar 4 to 8 p.m. Piney Narrows Yacht Haven Clubhouse, Kent Narrows, MD. Hosted by USCG Auxiliary Kent Island. (805) 709-8254


Whiskey Sour Day


C. S. Forester, Creator of the Horatio Hornblower Series and The African Queen, Is Born, 1899


Lighthouse Adventure Cruise 7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons. $130; bring your own lunch. (410) 326-2042


Old Dominion Boat Club Poker Run Alexandria, VA. Benefits Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

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Maryland Renaissance Festival Annapolis. No pets or weapons.


Martin Luther King Jr. Presents His Historic “I Have a Dream” Speech in Washington, DC, 1963



Hard Crab Derby Somers Cove Marina, Crisfield, MD. Crab races, contests, parades, docking, crafts, carnival, games, seafood, entertainment, and more.


Labor Day White Marlin Tournament Ocean City Marlin Club, MD.


Abbey Road on the River: Music Festival Potomac River near National Harbor, MD.

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Kent Island Cup Kent Island YC, Chester, MD. Paddle, luau party, and lively entertainment.

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Baltimore Grand Prix

SOS (Sunset of Summer) Tidewater Yacht Marina, Portsmouth, VA. Great food, music, games, competitions, and USPS Boating Safety classes. (888) 390-0080


Boat Auction Fundraiser Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels.

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Nautical Festival and Flea Market Oxford, MD.

Poor Boy Open Cambridge, MD. Hosted by Composite Yacht to benefit the Richardson Maritime Museum. PropTalk is a sponsor. (410) 476-4414


Powerboat Show Chesapeake City, MD.

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RiverFest 2011 Historic St. Mary’s City, MD.

Skipjack Race and Festival Deal Island Harbor, MD. Racing, music, parades, arts and crafts, games, food, fishing tournament, boat docking and other contests, and more. (410) 784-2799


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September 10 Continued... 9-10 

Onancock Harborfest Onancock Waterfront, VA. Concerts, food, kayak/canoe racing, Great Paper Boat Racing, critter parading, and rubber duck racing.


Antique & Classic

Boat Gathering 

Reedville Fishermen’s Museum, VA.


Hampton Bay Days

Entertainment, family-

friendly fun, rides for ankle biters, interactive educational fun, arts and crafts, food, and lots of fireworks.

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Bay Harvestfest North Beach, MD.

Canoe Rendezvous and Crab Feast Havre de Grace Maritime Museum, MD. Boat building demos, antique canoes, Bay food and beverages, music and dancing, raffles, and more.


Maryland Fishing Challenge Awards Party Sandy Point State Park, Annapolis.

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Patuxent River Fun Run Hosted by Maryland Powerboat Club.

Second Saturday 5 to 9 p.m. Cambridge, MD. Street festival with music, shopping, and more.

The Boating Party Gala Fundraiser St. Michaels. $150.


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Memorial Regatta

(Powerboat Races) Mays Landing, NJ.

Seafood Festival 

Sandy Point State Park, Annapolis.


Marine Trades Association of Maryland Conference Port Annapolis Marina. (410) 269-0741


Challenge Cup Fishing Tournament Ocean City Marlin Club, MD.


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Start of Bahia Marina

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Antique & Classic Boat Show New Jersey Museum of Boating, Johnson Bros. Boat Yard, Point Pleasant, NJ. (610) 296-4878


Boatyard Bar & Grill Beach Bash To Benefit Annapolis Maritime Museum 5 to 9 p.m. Annapolis Maritime Museum.

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The Piney Point Lighthouse on the Potomac Is First Lit, 1836

Boating Safety Course 7 to 10 p.m. Three nights. Annapolis Fire Department. Hosted by USCG Auxiliary Flotilla 22-05. $20. (301) 919-7738 Union Army General John Sedgwick Is Born, 1813 (His Last Words Were “They Couldn’t Hit an Elephant at This Dist…”)

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Shenandoah Valley Brawl (Open Bass Fishing Tournament) Shenandoah Dam Park, VA. Summer Sendoff: Blues, Brews, and Barbecue Cambridge, MD.

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Maryland Lighthouse Challenge See nine lighthouses and one lightship in two days. Hosted by Chesapeake Chapter of U.S. Lighthouse Society.


Annapolis Sailyard.

Pre-Boat Show Open House


CanalFest Delaware City. Music, vendors, crafts, and more along the waterfront.


Talk Like a Pirate Day

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Fall Begins

TV’s “Friends” First Airs, 1994 (Joey: “Look at this clown. Just because he’s got a bigger boat he thinks he can take up the whole river. Get out of the way jackass. Who names his boat Coast Guard anyway?” Rachel: “That is the Coast Guard.”)

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Fall Festival Cape Charles, VA.

Sunfest Ocean City, MD. Arts and crafts galore at the beach.


AMSA’s Harbor Tackle Red Drum Tournament Assateague Island.


Offshore Powerboat Association Races Patuxent River off Solomons.


SSCA’s Annapolis GAM Camp Letts, Edgewater, MD.


FallFest Rock Hall, MD. Music, food, arts and crafts, and more. (410) 639-7779

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Fall Harvest Festival and Crafts Show Havre de Grace, MD. Crab Meat Newburg Day After a Three-Hour Tour, the SS Minnow Wrecks on an

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Indian Summer Against All Odds by Charlie Iliff

##Bob Burnett and Herky Warner are visible on Indian Summer’s stern in this shot taken along the lush, green shore of the Hudson River. Photo by John Callahan


ndian Summer as the hare in a tortoise and hare competition? No way. With a cruising speed of eight knots, even pushing it, we’ve got to be the tortoise, right? Well, that was true until we encountered Second Wind. Not too long after Lock 2 on the Erie Canal, we came up behind a little sailboat, with her mast down for bridge clearance, crewed by a young couple. As is the protocol in such narrow areas, we slowed to reduce our wake, and Second Wind slowed and turned to make our passage quick so we could get back up to speed. In the following days, we repeated that pass three times, the last in Lake Oneida, NY. Then, in Oswego, NY, after a two-hour wait for a 6 p.m. scheduled opening, we agreed with the Lock 7 lockmaster to wait for a boat in the lock behind us, which was only a quarter-mile back.

##Indian Summer transits one of the giant locks in the Erie Canal system while Mike Kelly holds her off the jagged concrete sides. Photo by Charlie Iliff

And then along came Second Wind, locking through with us only that one time in the series of 30 locks in the Erie-Oswego canal system. Second Wind had passed us every time we stopped for the night—and did it again in Oswego. From Fort Ontario, NY, she was seen proudly heading out into the lake, with her mast up, while we were still sitting in the Oswego Town Marina. But I’m way ahead of myself in the description of the first really ambitious Indian Summer cruise. Sort of on schedule (unusual for Indian Summer), we left Annapolis for parts north on June 12. The first-leg crew was Bob and Linda Burnett, Herky Warner, and I. Our day-one objective was a bit loose, but we were hoping for the Bohemia River, Still Pond, or maybe even Chesapeake City, MD. As we left the Severn, the Bay Bridge

##Indian Summer passed by Second Wind three times in her Erie Canal transit. Second Wind was last seen heading out past Fort Ontario into Lake Ontario. Photo by Charlie Iliff

channels were closed for the Great Chesapeake Bay Swim, but reopened just as we got there. We weren’t sure if that was a good omen, or we had just used up all our good luck. We spent much of the trip up the Bay playing with the new Garmin navigation gear and Simrad autopilot, installed by BOE Marine just before we left. There hadn’t been time for extensive sea trials and testing, so we weren’t able for a while to tell whether the minor glitches we noticed were problems to be fixed or just operator error. The map displays worked right out of the box—neat stuff to play with. We watched some clouds building to the west and listened to dire warnings on the weather radio, but only had a couple of small squalls as we entered the Elk

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INDIAN SUMMER River. We made good time and tied up in Chesapeake City in time for a leisurely dockside meal. Our second day was unique. No one has ever heard of a trip down the Delaware Bay in bright sunshine, unlimited visibility, a mild following breeze, and a couple of knots of following current. That’s what we had, however, and we pulled into Cape May, NJ, in time for another leisurely meal at a restaurant onshore. Do you begin to see the emerging pattern here? Indian Summer draws too much to travel the New Jersey Intracoastal

marina on the New York City side, which was right on the bicycle path (one objective of our visit). It was a little tight to enter and pretty run down, so we opted to go to the next closest, downriver and across: The Lincoln Harbor Yacht Club in Weehawken, NJ. It was easy to get in and out of, and $2 per foot less expensive than the New York side. The view of the Manhattan skyline across the river was spectacular; the people at the marina friendly and helpful; showers and laundry convenient; good restaurants close; and the ferry to Manhattan within easy walking distance. So, we stayed from Wednesday until Sunday.

The “Federal Lock and Dam” at Troy is the first lock in the Erie Canal, and passage is free. The state locks on the Erie begin with number 2. A seasonal pass is $100 for as many locks as you want to go through. Our total to Oswego was 30. Bob and Linda left the boat in Troy. My brother Jack and his wife Sally came aboard, as did Mike Kelly, a long-time boating friend from Sherwood Forest, MD. The four days on the Erie Canal were fun and educational, particularly for those of us who had never been in a lock before. The canal is mostly a green tunnel, spanned periodically by bridges, locks with adjacent

“As we left the Severn, the Bay Bridge channels were closed for the Great Chesapeake Bay Swim, but reopened just as we got there. We weren’t sure if that was a good omen, or we had just used up all our good luck.” Waterway comfortably, so we opted for an ocean trip to New York City. Bob and Linda’s son-in-law, John Callahan, boarded the boat, and we left Cape May in the early afternoon. We went under the Verrazano Narrows Bridge at about 7 a.m. It was a little lumpy in the ocean, but not enough to stop Herky from grilling burgers for supper on the gas grill he had bolted to the aft rail. The Statue of Liberty is probably among the most photographed structures in the world, but that didn’t reduce the satisfaction of taking our own pictures after an ocean trip to New York Harbor. For our marina on the Hudson River, we lucked out. We took a look at a

##The beautiful Manhattan skyline glows across the Hudson River from Indian Summer’s slip in Weehawken, NJ. Photo by John Callahan

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Did I mention nice restaurants for supper? The only negative was my wife Lucy’s cab ride from the Newark, NJ, train station to Weehawken on Friday. It was not the best hour and 45 minutes of her trip. After touring New York City, with even a bicycle trip by your non-cyclist scribe along the river on the New York side, Bob, Linda, Lucy, and I headed upriver. Herky Warner and John Callahan planned to rejoin for later legs of the cruise. I suspect every boater who has crossed the George Washington or Tappan Zee bridges has yearned for a chance to see it from the water. We saw them, the Rip Van Winkle, and a number of others that we’d driven across before: more punctuation than interruption of the spectacular Hudson River scenery. We stopped at Newburgh, NY, and Catskill, NY, overnight—and tested their restaurants—and made it to Troy, NY, on the third superb-weather day on the river. On the way, some houses, small towns, and landmarks such as Sing Sing Prison and West Point interrupted what is mostly unspoiled and green, sometimes steep, sometimes rocky, but mostly the way it looked before our ancestors came on the scene. (Unfortunately, the grey eminence of West Point overlooking the Hudson River has been altered by what appears to be a complex of new buildings styled after a Midwest fertilizer factory. The Naval Academy is seriously beautiful by comparison. So is Sing Sing!)

##The Staten Island Ferry slips her way past Indian Summer with the Statue of Liberty as a backdrop. Photo by John Callahan

dams, and towns of varying sizes. There are some mostly inactive industrial sites, and some private houses, but long stretches of undeveloped waterway. It’s wide enough for large barges to pass each other easily, but traffic is very light. Three early overnight small-town stops again relieved us of the necessity to cook supper onboard. Each stop allowed Second Wind the chance to pass us, but we never saw her go by. It rained all four days in the canal, with a particularly violent thunderstorm between locks 15 and 16, while intrepid crew members and cyclists Lucy and Sally were easily outrunning the boat on a bicycle path and public roads—except while seeking shelter in an abandoned trailer and a tiny shelter with a map inside. The weather contrib-

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INDIAN SUMMER uted to the “green tunnel” impression of the canal. But for one overheated engine, seemingly cured by adding coolant, the trip was without incident. At Sylvan Beach, NY, we were joined for a restaurant supper by Jack and Sally’s daughter and son-in-law, Francie and Eric Van Ostenbridge, up from their new home in Baldwinsville, NY. Jack and Sally left the boat that evening, leaving the last leg to Lucy, Mike Kelly, and me. After the Erie locks, the seven Oswego canal locks were easy—except maybe

for the one where the six-foot chunk of wood was revolving counterclockwise in a whirlpool just at the lock’s entrance. A bit of gear and throttle stirring was required to get Indian Summer in the lock without impact with a wall. Oswego was pretty, so we spent a lazy nice weather day walking around and relaxing. Then, it was a trip across the southern corner of Lake Ontario to Cape Vincent, NY, the entrance to the St. Lawrence River. Our tie-up at the Cape Vincent city dock was free, and our primary shoreside


##Mission accomplished - the Cape Vincent Lighthouse. Photo by Charlie Iliff

requirements—restaurants—were within easy walking distance. Lucy got to ride her bicycle to the same spots as her two-wheeler visits about 60 years ago. Cape Vincent has changed little. Several Cape Vincent days included visits with Lucy’s relatives still in the area and a quick tour downriver to the Thousand Islands Bridge. (A day doesn’t constitute a cruise of the Thousand Islands—perhaps a whole summer is needed.) Public transportation is not available in Cape Vincent, but a cab out of Watertown, NY, got us to Syracuse, NY, where a rental car got us home. Bob and Linda and Herky and Susie Warner picked her back up in time to watch the French Festival parade. After another quick downriver trip to the Thousand Islands, Indian Summer backtracked to Kingston and the Rideau Canal to Ottawa. A repeat of the engine overheating was reported, as was clogging of the intake screens by canal grass. But, that’s just Indian Summer reminding everyone that she’s a boat. After Ottawa, the plan is Montreal and the canal system into Lake Champlain. Cape Vincent was one of our initial cruising objectives when we first started looking for Indian Summer. I don’t think we could have picked a better one. And for our next trip?

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Bahamas in Winter? Wait a Couple Months... Most Bay Boaters Visit the Islands Too Soon by H. Bart Hodge

##George Town, the Exumas cruising Mecca, best visted between April and July. Photo by Peter Swanson


other boats and thinking it was crowdike amends from a guilty lover, Yet this is when the majority of U.S. roses tell a story. Although in this and Canadian vessels come to visit, not ed. Twelve years later when I arrived there, I counted 27. When a shiny case, our roses are not the red ones when the weather is best in the Barepresenting passion, but the blue ones hamas, but when the weather is worst new Krogen trawler yacht arrived and tried to drop the hook, the skipper was found on U.S. Pilot charts: “roses” that back home. Bay powerboaters are well verbally abused over the VHF radio by predict average wind speeds. According represented in this group; its members the mob that had arrived earlier. He to our telltale roses, those Chesapeake congregate at whatever anchorages offer gave up and took a slip at Highbourne Bay powerboaters who year after year set all-around protection, often creating a course for the Bahamas during winter, dangerously crowded conditions during Cay Marina instead. do so at the time of year with the most those ensuing blows. Take another look at the wind roses. The length of the arrow consistently bad weather, at denotes the average percentage least if anchoring out is on the “During April through July, the weather is of time that winds flow in an itinerary. (Hurricane season may settled. Winds diminish and come mainly from arrow’s direction. The number be worse, but only when there is the east, with only occasional squalls to break a hurricane about.) of feathers denotes the average The detail of the Pilot Chart strength of the wind based the pattern. This is the best time to be here— below is for January, on the on the Beaufort Scale. Two after the northers have ceased, but before feathers are Force Two on the right for May. The January chart hurricane season reaches peak.” Beaufort Scale; three are Force illustrates the fact that between Three, etc. Note that January’s December and March, the Pilot Chart shows winds averaging Bahamian islands are beset by “northers.” This is particularly true during the These are frontal passages with vigorous Force Four. That is, 13 to 17 knots or migration down the Exuma chain to clocking winds that roll down the archia moderate breeze. The distribution of George Town. I remember sitting out a pelago on a near weekly basis. these winds is fairly even around the frontal passage at Allen’s Cay with four compass rose, an indication of those clocking northers. During April through July, the weather is settled. Winds diminish and come mainly from the east, with only occasional squalls to break the pattern. This is the best time to be here—after the northers have ceased, but before hurricane season reaches peak. Late October to early December is pretty good, too. During these periods, you can anchor just about anywhere. ##The Pilot Chart wind roses illustrate a dramatic difference in conditions between winter and spring in the Bahamas.

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##Settled weather and uncrowded anchorages await boaters who venture to the Bahamas in springtime. Photo by Peter Swanson

The worst part about the power cruising culture: Despite the crowd visiting the Bahamas in the winter, few visit places such as Cat and Eleuthera islands because they have few harbors with all-around protection. However, during the spring and early summer when westerlies become rare, the entire western shores of these long islands become peaceful beach anchorages. Sitting in the lee of the islands, protected from ocean swells, you will find the prevailing east winds are nevertheless brisk enough to keep you cool in a well-ventilated boat. Note the number in the middle of the roses. That’s the percentage of time that you can expect calm conditions. You are two or three times more likely to see calm conditions in May, according to the Pilot Charts. Calmer winds also make for a calmer sea, which means it is easier to move

around to the less-visited Bahamas Out Islands. It is also easier to enjoy areas of the Bahamas that are closer to home, such as the Abacos and the Berry Islands. My favorite example of the advantages of a spring cruise is Cat Island. Cat has one of the Bahamas’ most unusual landmarks, the historic Hermitage atop Mount Alvernia, which also happens to have the highest elevation in the entire island nation. Beginning in late April, boats can anchor just about anywhere along the 45-mile western shore of Cat Island and be sheltered from the prevailing easterlies. This includes New Bight at the foot of Mount Alvernia itself. If you motor there during winter, however, you will find almost nowhere with protection from winds clocking from the west through north. Consequently, few Bahamas visitors ever get to see the minia-


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ture monastery built atop Mount Alvernia by a famous architect-priest named Father Jerome. This deeply spiritual man, long dead, modeled his retreat after the ancient Irish monasteries. Were it not for Cat’s emerald waters, you might think you had landed on the Emerald Isle, instead. For a more Moorish inspiration, visit the spectacular Jerome-designed Catholic Church at Clarence Town on Long Island. Again your passage from the Exumas to the eastern face of Long Island, with a stop over at Rum Cay, will tend to be less stressful in the settled weather in spring. If you have thoughts of stretching your power cruiser’s legs in the Bahamas this winter, you will be rewarded for defying the cruising culture. There will be space aplenty in the anchorages, the water will feel warmer for swimming, your passages will be less stressful, and you, too, will be able to commune with the spirit of Father Jerome.

This miniature monastery has few visitors because it is on Cat Island, which is outside the normal winter cruising patterns. Photo courtesy of Bahamas Film Commission

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Great Tugs &

Trawlers by H. Bart Hodge


rawlers nowadays defy definition. Are they fast or slow? Are they powered by a single engine or twins? Does the category include power catamarans? For the sake of argument let’s say a trawler is a recreational vessel reminiscent of a workboat above the waterline, which appeals to buyers wanting to cruise at slower speeds at least part of the time. Even though it doesn’t quite fit the formula, let’s throw in those pesky powercats. Having broadly defined the category, here is a subjective list of five significant “trawlers” of recent times.


Grand Banks 47EU

rand Banks is one of the most successful boatbuilders in history, having sold more than 1500 Grand Banks 42s between 1965 and 2005. In the early days, buyers were trawler folk, content to steam along close to shore at 10 knots. But by the go-go ’80s, Grand Banks was attracting buyers with a need for speed. Boat speed is largely a function of hull design and horsepower, and Grand Banks focused entirely on the latter as it began installing ever more powerful engines. The “sweet spot” for these big-power 42s was a 12-knot cruise, but because of their semi-displacement hull, performance at the higher end meant having to push a lot of water out of the way, an expensive and ultimately unsatisfying proposition. About five years ago, Grand Banks got around to working the other half of the speed equation. The company engaged naval architects at Sparkman & Stephens to design the first Grand Banks with a V-shaped hull. Adopting a planing hull was a leap forward in performance without sacrificing the brand’s traditional aesthetics above the water line. Redubbed the 44 EU at its launch in 2005, today’s model (renamed again in 2006 as the 47 Heritage EU) is luxuriously appointed with two staterooms, including a queen in the master, and two heads. Today in its marketing, Grand Banks continues to refer to its 20-knot-plus Heritage series as trawlers or “trawler styled.” Slow, fast, and faster-no matter how much they changed, Grand Banks somehow continued to be trawlers. ##Photo by Billy Black

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Nordhavn 63

he people at Nordhavn didn’t really consider Grand Banks a trawler in its original incarnation, let alone with today’s Vhull version. Jim Leishman, vice president of Pacific Asian Enterprises, builder of Nordhavn yachts, says a trawler is a motorboat with a full-displacement, ballasted hull that is economical enough and with enough range to make long ocean passages. More than 500 Nordhavns have been built, and at this writing, seven had circumnavigated the globe. ##Photo by Billy Black courtesy of Nordhavn

The latest model to reach American shores is among the best, the Nordhavn 63. The 63’s raised aft pilothouse gives the boat a profile reminiscent of a small freighter and would appeal to anyone who ever dreamed of running away on a tramp steamer. This freighter look continues the tradition Nordhavn began with in the early 1990s with the Nordhavn 62; 39 had been built by the time the keel had been laid for the new 63. The Nordhavn 63 has berths for 10. A master and two guest staterooms are down below and forward. The master is ideally placed for comfort under way; it is not too far forward of amidships, and its queen-size island berth is aligned athwartships. That is, at right angles to the centerline of the boat. Just forward of the engine, a utility cabin with a washer, dryer, and second freezer doubles as crew quarters with berths for two. Behind the pilothouse, a fifth stateroom boasts a queen-size bed, en suite head, and a commanding view. The faithful beating heart of the Nordhavn 63 is her 330-horsepower diesel John Deere engine, which in the best Nordhavn tradition, is keel-cooled to enable a dry-stack exhaust. With tankage for 2250 gallons of diesel fuel, she has an approximate range of at least 3000 nautical miles—a true circumnavigator.


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Ranger Tug 29

eff Messner, Ranger’s vice president for sales and marketing, says the appeal of the Ranger 29 is threefold: Keeping customers moving up from the popular Ranger 25 and attracting sailors making the switch to power as well as owners of bigger trawlers looking to downsize. Every design stratagem was considered to make the boat feel bigger, both for the downsizing customers and those without the purchasing power to buy the 40-footer of their dreams. The cockpit and galley/saloon and helm are on a single level with one step down to the forward master stateroom and wet head. The master has an offset island berth that is queen size. A second amidships stateroom has standing headroom at the head of a queen-size berth, the rest of which tucks under the raised dinette. The dinette tabletop lowers to make another double, thus allowing the boat to sleep six adults in a pinch. The passenger side seatback flips so that the seat faces forward while under way or toward the dinette during a meal. At the helm, the shift/throttle console can be positioned forward for comfortable cruising, but slides back and out of the way for access through the side door. The helm seat folds forward to create more counter space in the galley when needed. Power for the 29 is provided by Yanmar, with either the standard 220-horsepower model or an optional 260. Both are electronic, commonrail engines developed jointly by the Japanese manufacturer and BMW of Germany. According to Messner, the standard powerplant burns 1.5 gallons at seven knots and 1.5 gallons at 8.5 knots. The 29 goes to plane at between nine and 10 knots and tops out at around 20 knots, burning 12 gallons an hour. Follow us!

Great Harbour N37

he Great Harbour N37 is one of most versatile full-displacement vessels on the market. While this 37-footer has not been designed to cross oceans like a Nordhavn, she is quite capable of making shorter ocean passages depending on the forecast. For example, one went from Florida to Bermuda to New England. After adding fuel in temporary tankage, another was delivered from California to Hawaii, making it the smallest powerboat ever to do so. That having been said, the N37 is best suited to coastal cruising and island hopping. Besides her broad, form-stable, hard-chined hull, which makes her a good sea boat, the N37 also boasts a draft of just less than three feet. This makes her especially well suited to seeking shelter in skinny waters. With twin 50-horsepower Yanmars for power, the N37 has a redundancy that reassures an owner who would venture beyond the range of stateside towboat services. Accommodations include a standard queen berth in the forward stateroom, a second stateroom amidships with a variety of configurations, and a saloon table that drops to make a double. The galley is down below and boasts standard home appliances, including an electric cooktop, a convection microwave, and a 23-cubic-foot refrigerator freezer. ##Photo by Peter Swanson


Leopard 37

uilt from the start as a true powercat, as opposed to a repurposed sailing design, the Leopard 37 sports a 14.8-foot beam that is not so wide as to preclude docking at most marinas that can handle trawlers. It does, however, have that most cat-like of virtues, a shoal draft. When the sailboats are crowding the anchorage, the Leopard 37 will sit in relative isolation in the shallows, and she can get into some hurricane holes when the others can’t. John Robertson, who founded Robertson & Caine in 1991 with his late partner Jerry Caine, says the flybridge steering takes into account the fact that, unlike powercats made in France and other northern locales, the Leopard 37 is designed almost exclusively for tropical

##Photo by Billy Black

waters or summer cruising in general. Owners of the Leopard 37 would likely add wrap-around Eisenglass curtains for inclement weather, if not actual glass. The design of the vessel was a collaboration between Robertson & Caine and the design house of architects Gino Morrelli and Pete Melvin and The Moorings. The latter is the international charter boat company, which rebrands the Leopard as the Moorings 37PC. According to Roberson, the idea was to create a cruising and charter platform that emphasizes enjoyment of fresh air while offering protection from the rays of the sun— “outside livability.” An elegant and very social flybridge is one product of this thinking. As you would expect, the galley and saloon are on the bridge deck with mirror image staterooms down in the hulls with shaped queen berths and heads. One way a cruising couple might use the boat is to designate the heads as “his” and “hers,” while using one of the berths for stowage. As for seaworthiness, it is noteworthy that the 37s in the Moorings fleet in the Caribbean powered their way from the manufacturer in South Africa on their own bottoms. And that’s more bluewater than most trawler owners will ever see. PropTalk September 2011 35

Galley Gastronomy The Art of Cooking Onboard by Ruth Christie and Gary Reich


eading this issue, you probably noticed a trend toward toasting the trawler lifestyle. And what better way to celebrate cruising than with our stomachs? The simple fact about everyday life is you and your crew have to eat. If you are open to the idea of not always eating out at a restaurant, we thought you’d like to hear some tips on coaxing good grub out of your galley. For several people, this will involve a bit of kicking and screaming; others will happily venture into the galley, intent on impressing their guests with their culinary concoctions. We’ll start with making nice with bigger boat galleys and work our way to smallish ones.

Trawlers/Cabin Cruisers: How? ost cruisers with cabins have wellappointed galleys, featuring the necessities of cold (refrigeration) and dry storage spots, pots and pans, utensils, plates and napkins, cook tops, microwaves, a sink with water, and even ovens. You don’t need Corian countertops, “fancy smancy” stainless steel appliances, or other cool galley accoutrements. Whatever size of boat you have, the key to cooking onboard is simplicity, especially if you are the designated chef. You’ll need to make the most of limited counter space, and usually, an added benefit is there’s normally room for only one cook. Many PropTalkers like to craft something hot and tasty that can easily be cooked in a skillet on a stove top or portable cook top, especially when it’s sultry outside. [When cooler temperatures prevail, nothing warms up the cockles of your crew’s heart like a juicy, oven-roasted chicken.]


Trawlers/Cabin Cruisers: What? or breakfast, start everyone off with hot coffee (or tea, if you’re so inclined) and cold juice (Bloody Marys or mimosas count toward your daily intake of fruits and vegetables). Then whip up some scrambled eggs and bacon or sausage, muffins and bagels, oatmeal and cereal, or a nice continental plate of grapes, cheeses, crackers, and yogurt. Bananas are bad luck on boats, but donuts are never taboo; you’re on vacation, too. For lunches, your favorite chips and cookies or brownies always go well with deli meat and sliced cheese sandwiches, pulled barbecued pork on buns with extra sauce, tuna fish or deviled ham sandwiches,

and wedges of spicy cheddar cheese and summer sausage and spicy brown mustard. Leftover eggs and breakfast meats from brunch make an easy sandwich, as well. Put out all the fixings, ask the crew to make their own sandwiches, and then usher them out of the way so others can do the same. Top on PropTalk’s list for delightful, but easy, summer dinners afloat are homemade crab cakes with dill tartar sauce, lemon, and coleslaw; cheesy hamburgers and hot dogs with all the fixin’s and creamy potato salad; down n’ dirty grits and shrimp (hint: cook the grits and peel and devein the shrimp at home ahead of time); spicy garlic shrimp and/

or clams over fresh linguine; sautéed sausages, green peppers, and onions; salmon filets with a soy/brown sugar glaze over saffron rice; and sesame-seedseared tuna on a cool bed of greens with a sweet and tangy vinaigrette. Yum! And, there’s nothing wrong with stopping at your favorite deli and picking up some cold subs or salads, decadent dips, and fresh bread and butter to make for a simply summery supper. Onboard, “normal” adults usually have belly room for only two meals a day. Many guests will be happy to bring and cook a meal or appetizer for all onboard and/or clean up afterward; just ask. Because younger kids and teenage


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##To create sensational meals onboard, the head chef and bottle washer must stay hydrated. Photo by Jim Christie

life forms will insist on a strict schedule of three meals and two snacks each day, plan beverages and food supplies accordingly. Smaller Boats: How? f you’ve got a boat with limited galley space, you understand the ramifications of the terms “camping,” “cooking on a small scale,” and “reliving your college dorm days.” Most likely, you’ll have a cooler for “refrigeration” on a smaller boat (think block ice); only a little bit of storage space; paper plates and plastic utensils for fuss-free cleanups, and a microwave, convection stove, and/or portable propane stove or gas grill. You don’t need a big galley to cook good food on your boat. All you need are fresh ingredients and some flexibility and creativity.


Smaller Boats: What? he first thing to remember is you’ll want to become a wonder at cooking one-pot meals. The second thing to know is: eggs are your friends; they easily can be substituted for any meal of the


day. Eggs are almost as versatile as the shrimp dish possibilities that Bubba lists off in the movie “Forrest Gump.” Scramble, fry, or soft- or hard-boil eggs, or whip them into omelets packed with your favorite cheeses, meats, and veggies. Got extra crab meat from your pickin’ time last night? Add some crab to deviled eggs. Superb! If coffee is the only thing that opens your eyes in the morning, get a French press and have half ‘n half cream onboard; you’ll thank PropTalk for this. Portable gas grills make great toast or grilled bagels; just slather on some butter, cream cheese, and/or peanut butter and jelly, and call it breakfast. For dinner, don’t overlook the benefits of frozen or ready-to-microwave meals (some require no refrigeration), Tuna or Hamburger Helpers, and chunky soups

[they are all quite good, filling, and comforting]. Noodle side dishes, lettuce salads, veggie plates, and chunked up fruit nicely complement fresh-caught fish on the grill. And who doesn’t like cracking crabs that you caught with your own two hands, some string, and a few tender chicken necks?

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If you like to impress others with your “scary good” galley skills, fasten a gas or charcoal grill onto the back of your boat and delight your guests with teriyaki chicken over a bed of jasmine rice, barbecued shrimp or chicken with hot cheesy noodles, and/or burgers and dogs and German potato salad. And, if fine dining establishments are near your vessel, take-out meals are never a no no, especially when you are dog tired, it’s rainy and cold out, and you just don’t feel like cooking. Any Size Boat: Staples? alley staples depend on your cooking tastes, naturally, and the amount of storage space you have. But, no galley should be without cooking fuel, cracked sea salt and pepper shakers, dried parsley and oregano, butter and olive oil, lemon and Old Bay seasoning, cream cheese and other condiments, fresh garlic, easy-cook pasta and rice side dishes, breads and buns, canned meats and a collection of cheeses, ice, peanut butter and jelly, fresh fruits and nuts, and other


##There’s not much you couldn’t cook aboard this Nordhavn 63. Photo by Bill Black, courtesy of Nordhavn

healthy snacks. Think about each meal and “beverage event” and what things you want to accompany them, such as cocktail sauce, tonic water and limes, or chips and salsa… you get the idea.

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Spending Time with Joe Reid by Allen J. Paltell


hen you enter Holiday Point factly. Thomas Points are the cold-molded Marina, you’re greeted by custom power cruisers Reid likes to build Joe Reid’s 10-year-old green with Kaufman. There are about a dozen of Volvo wagon. Reid is known as “Mr. Cold them out there now, ranging in size from Molded Epoxy/Mast & Mallet/Thomas 28 to 44 feet. When times were booming Point Yachts.” in the early and mid-2000s, the shop usualA 1955 Mathews 42 stands proudly next ly had one under construction and another to the shop. Last winter, George Sass’s waiting to be started. For those of us who pale yellow Thomas Point Saw Dust, home like lobster-style boats adapted for the Bay, from her Great Loop trip, got a little TLC a Thomas Point is as good as it gets. in the spring. Reid had a 28-foot Maynard “We have had to replace our large newLowery deadrise in the shop waiting for an engine transplant. Reid actually ##Joe Reid, a car guy at heart. has a custom-made metal nameplate with the words Lowery Craft in cursive letters. Reid says, “If I have a hero, it is Lowery.” In his shop, for a few minutes, we just stood there, not talking. The fans hummed, Lightning Hopkins streamed from the blues channel on the radio, and a cool breeze picked up varnish and paint smells from the corners of the shop. A tack cloth sat on the work bench next to engine coupling nuts and bolts laid out for assembly. It’s clearly a shop where people work every day. Things are orderly, but “in use.” When Reid talks, his hands remain at his sides, mouth moving, blue eyes steady. He thinks before he speaks. He sounds like a well-tuned, eight-cylinder gas engine at idle. boat work with smaller new boats plus Reid gets more than his fair share of maintenance, repair, and restoration of maritime industry attention. His work with older wooden boats,” says Reid. “These are wood and epoxy is legendary. Joe Evans different times, and they have lasted longer wrote about Reid’s collaboration with naval than most of us expected...” Reid adds, architect Mike Kaufman in the July 2005 “But the boat business is filled with good PropTalk. I wanted to talk with Reid about people; people who know how to adapt to changes since then. changes and take care of each other and “It’s been awhile since I got an order for our customers.” He shows me a sketch of a new Thomas Point,” Reid says matter-of- a new 22-foot open boat reminiscent of a Follow us!

Simmons Sea Skiff that he plans to build this winter. “She’ll be fitted with a small four-stroke outboard, easy to tow, and easy to enjoy.” Reid adds, “People seem to want smaller boats that get them out on the water for a few hours or a day with less hassle and cost.” Reid has been working on boats for about three decades. Most of us who have followed his career or coveted one of his boats assume he is just a boat guy. But, having seen him tooling about the yard in an old Porsche convertible, I change the subject to cars. He loves cars, unusual ones, too. “Oh my,” he says when I ask him to name some of the cars he has owned over the years. “Well, there was the Citroën, the one with the hydraulic suspension that moved up and down when you pull up to the curb, and the Hilman, a British four-cylinder station wagon that I had to have, a couple Volkswagon buses and Beetles, a few Volvos, including an 1800, and my Porsche. It’s an old one. I bought it from a customer when times were different,” he says. Despite the heat outside, it is cool in the shop. Reid is thinking. He can tell I’m ready to wrap things up. He hesitates for a few seconds and says, “I have seen lots of kindness and generosity in this business. We help one another out during good times and bad.” “Do you plan to retire” I ask. “No,” he says without hesitation. “I think I’ll just slow down a little.” I point out that Lowery was still working in his 80s… up until the time he died in a car accident. Reid smiles and his blue eyes light up. He looks down at the Lowery Craft insignia on the bench. “He had a good life.” We both agree. PropTalk September 2011 39

##Dee Tochterman dotes lovingly over a tray of her signature bloodworms.

She’s Got Worms Dee Tochterman Photos and story by Gary Reich


ost people agree that a cool shower feels refreshing after a long trip on a cramped airplane. It turns out bloodworms feel the same way. Tochterman’s Fishing Tackle in Baltimore, MD, flies in and sells more than 20,000 of the sought-after fishing baits each week during the season, and their caretaker, Dee Tochterman, has mastered the art of keeping them fresh, healthy and plump for her customers.

Weird Science


loodworms are a member of the Glycera genus, which includes bristle worms and other wriggly critters, and fish simply can’t resist them. But it surprises many to find out that bloodworms are active, aggressive, carnivorous predators. The worms hide from their prey by burying themselves underwater in the mud. When a prey item floats or swims over them, they hurl their toxin-tipped, tooth-pronged mouth out to grab them. These hollow teeth are connected to glands that produce a poison that immobilizes their meal. And the worms don’t leave their aggressiveness behind once in captivity. Tochterman showed me their “snatch and grab” behavior by moving her hand slowly across a tray of worms, and sure enough, as she moved the palm of her hand over the tray, a few launched their toothy mouths out of the water. “They’ll bite you if they get the chance,” Tochterman says, adding that she has only been bitten twice in the 20 years she’s been messing with them. I couldn’t

resist confirming this, so after a lot of coaxing, I managed to get a small worm to latch onto my finger. Yes it hurts, and the poison does leave the bite area numb for a short time afterward.


Pesky Perishables

he squirmy red worms are handharvested from coastal flats in Maine and Canada when low tides leave them somewhat exposed. “People go out with buckets and special rakes to find them,” Tochterman says. “Once they are harvested, sorted, and cleaned, the worms are put into boxes with wet sea grass to help preserve them, and shipped out to customers,” she adds. Tochterman says, “In the past, we had the worms shipped via air freight but had problems with worms dying on the hot tarmac before we could pick them up. That’s when we switched to United Parcel Service (UPS). Now they never sit out on

the tarmac in the hot sun waiting for us to pick them up at the airport—they go straight from the plane into a truck, and then to us.” But even with the more reliable UPS shipping, Tochterman was still losing worms. “We used to order 50,000 worms every week knowing that we’d lose many of them before they made it to the customer. It just felt like such an awful waste to have so many worms die, and I decided to see what we could do to cut down the mortality,” Tochterman says. Tochterman solicited expert advice to deal with the bloodworm mortality—

“They’ll bite you if they get the chance,” Tochterman says, adding that she has only been bitten twice in the 20 years she’s been messing with them.” 40 September 2011 PropTalk

the National Aquarium Baltimore. “I told a friend who works at the National Aquarium about our problem, and it was recommended that I start storing the worms in a cold saltwater solution—just like what they are used to in the wild. I went out and got a special hydrometer to measure salinity, jugs for storing the solution, large trays to hold the worms, and after a lot of testing I found the right mixture to keep them happy,” Tochterman says.


The Spa Treatment

he worms are quite dark and somewhat disheveled when they come to Tochterman’s “worm room,” which is tucked away in the back of the store. Here, with her summer assistant Mason Dowell, Tochterman receives, sorts, bathes, and boxes at least 20,000 bloodworms a week for eager customers. “We sell out of worms all the time,” Tochterman says. “We have a reservation system where customers can have their worms put aside for pick up on a certain date. The demand is that strong,” she adds. Once the worms are unpacked, Dowell and Tochterman start the painstaking process of picking the worms from the sea grass and placing them into shallow plastic trays. “They will squirt blood at you if they can,” says Dowell, pointing to evidence of the worms’ nasty habit on his shirt and on several of the trademark Tochterman’s boxes that the worms are shipped in. After the worms are freed from their grassy prison, Tochterman pours a couple of gallons of the refrigerated saltwater brew into the trays with the worms. Within minutes, the once-dark and shriveled critters are plump, pink, and wriggling actively around the tray. Some of them loop in on themselves rapidly in an odd sweeping motion. One can almost sense the worms’ relief after the saltwater bath. “They’re cleaning themselves when they turn and wriggle in on themselves like that,” Tochterman says.

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“Within minutes, the once-dark and shriveled critters are plump, pink, and wriggling actively around the tray.”

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##Mason Dowell sorts through a box of bloodworms, freeing the worms from the sea grass they are shipped in.

“I just think they are fascinating. When you look at them closely, you notice their unique behaviors, reactions to the wave of a hand, and if you look even closer, you can see the intricate “fronds” that line each side of their body. I just love them,” Tochterman says. And it’s a good thing Tochterman feels this way. During the season, she spends upwards of 14 hours a day filling orders, receiving and sorting worms, and mixing up her trademark worm solution. “Our worms are like filet mignon to a fish,” Tochterman says. “We have lots of customers who drive down all the way from New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. We are so picky about quality, and this earned us the reputation for having the best bloodworms money can buy,” Tochterman adds. “Some folks make a day of it. They’ll stop in, chat, pick up their worms, and then head over to Attman’s Deli for a corned beef sandwich,” Tochterman says. Most experts say that to be successful in business, one has to have a passion for what they do. As far as bloodworms go, I don’t think you’ll find anyone more passionate than Dee Tochterman. Jumbos go for $13.99 a dozen; make sure you reserve yours ahead of time.


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39° 16.4N 76° 34.3W

Carson's Creekside

39° 19.1N 76° 25.3W

Chesapeake Inn

39° 31.5N 75° 17.19W

Cheshire Crab

39° 07.6N 76° 28.4W

Deep Creek

39° 02.6N 76° 27.4W

Baltimore Harbor (410) 522-3377 Dark Head Creek (410) 238-0080 C&D Canal Mooring Basin (410) 885-2040 Bodkin Creek (410) 360-2220 Deep Creek (410) 974-1408

The Granary

39° 26.1N 75° 58.4W

Rock Hall Harbor (410) 639-9996

Harbor Shack

39° 08.1N 76° 14.9W

Hard Yacht Café Bear Creek, Dundalk (443) 407-0038

39° 15.0N 76° 29.3W

Island View Café

39° 16.1N 76° 23.8W

Jellyfish Joel's

39° 15.5N 76° 10.5W

Nauti-Goose Saloon

39° 35.4N 76° 56.4W

Nick's Fish House

39° 15.4N 76° 36.4W

River Watch

39° 18.4N 76° 25.5W

Rusty Scupper

39° 16.5N 76° 36.3W

Sue Island Dock Bar

39° 17.1N 76° 23.9W

Sassafras River (410) 648-5112

Browns Creek (410) 687-9799 Fairlee Creek (410) 778-5007 Northeast River (410) 287-7880 Middle Branch (410) 347-4123 Middle River at Hopkins Creek (410) 687-1422 Baltimore Harbor (410) 727-3678 Sue Creek, off Middle River (443) 460-0092

Waterman's Crab House

Rock Hall Harbor (410) 639-2261

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39° 7.9N 76° 14.6W

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Dock Bar Guide MIDDLE BAY Abner’s Seaside

38° 41.2N 76° 32.1W

Potomac River (301) 769-2500

Kent Narrows (410) 827-7103

Annie’s Paramount

38° 57.2N 76° 12.4W

Patuxent River (410) 326-4855

Bay Bridge Marina Grill/Tiki Bar Kent Island at Bay Bridge (410) 643-3162

38° 58.8N 76° 19.9W

Somer's Cove, Crisfeild, MD (410) 968-2722

Bay Hundred

38° 43.8N 76° 19.5W

West River, MD (410) 867-2300

38° 50.6N 76° 32.3W

Ego Alley (410) 626-0004

38° 13.5N 76° 57.4W

Kent Narrows (410) 827-3937

38° 46.3N 76° 34.8W

Chesapeake Harbor (410) 263-3600

38° 19.2N 76° 27.2W

Town Creek, off Tred Avon (410) 226-0160

39° 00.2N 76° 27.3W

Rockhold Creek, Deale, MD (410) 867-7110

37° 58.3N 75° 51.4W

Cambridge Creek (410) 228-0112

38° 19.3N 76° 27.4W

Patuxent River, Solomons (410) 326-2424

38° 47.5N 76° 13.2W

Jutland Creek, Point Lookout (310) 872-5020

Chesapeake Beach (410) 257-3689

Knapps Narrows (410) 886-2126

Big Mary’s Dock Bar

West River, MD (410) 867-2300

Blue Heron Pub

Potomac River (804) 224-8726

Calypso Bay

Tracy's Creek, Deale MD (410) 867-9787

Calypso Bay Crab House

Solomons, MD (443) 404-5125

Cantler's Riverside Inn

Mill Creek, MD (410) 757-1311

Captain Bud’s Somer's Cove, Crisfield, MD (410) 968-3131


Solomons, MD (410) 326-8399

Crab Claw

Miles River (410) 745-2900


Back Creek, Solomons (410) 394-6400

Fisherman’s Inn

Kent Narrows (410) 827-6666

Four Winds Café

Solomons, MD (410) 394-6373

Foxy’s Dock Bar

Miles River (410) 745-4340

Harris Crab House

Kent Narrows (410) 827-9500

Indigo Landing

Potomac River (703) 548-0001


Kent Island at Bay Bridge (410) 643-2263

Lowes Wharf Marina Inn

Ferry Cove, MD (410) 745-6684

Madigan’s Waterfront

Occoquan River (703) 494-6373

Mango’s Bar & Grill

Herring Bay (410) 257-0095


South River (410) 956-2784

38° 19.2N 76° 27.3W

Morris Point

38° 15.2N 76° 43.9W

Naughty Gull

38° 19.5N 76° 27.5W

Olde Crisfield Tiki Bar

37° 58.6N 75° 51.7W

Pirate’s Cove

38° 50.6N 76° 32.3W

Pusser’s Landing

38° 58.6N 76° 29.2W

Red Eye's Dock Bar

38° 57.2N 76° 12.4W

Sam’s Waterfront Café

39° 02.1N 76° 24.4W


38° 41.3N 76° 10.1W

Skipper’s Pier

38° 46.2N 76° 33.3W


38° 34.2N 76° 04.2W

Solomon’s Pier

38° 19.2N 76° 27.3W


37° 30.2N 77° 36.3W

St. Michaels Crab House

38° 47.4N 76° 13.1W

Stoney’s Kingfisher

38° 19.3N 76° 27.4W

Suicide Bridge

38° 37.2N 75° 56.4W

The Captain’s Table

38° 19.5N 76° 27.5W

The Jetty

38° 58.3N 76° 14.2W

The Masthead

38° 40.5N 76° 10.1W


38° 50.5N 76° 32.4W

Tiki Bar

38° 19.1N 76° 27.2W

Tim’s II

38° 19.4N 77° 14.5W

Tim’s River Shore

38° 34.1N 77° 15.5W

Vera’s White Sands

38° 25.3N 76° 27.5W

Miles River (410) 745-3737

38° 58.1N 76° 14.4W

Solomons (410) 394-0236

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Boating Safety

by Capt. Bob Cerullo

Keeping an

on the Invisible Carbon Monoxide


ost of us are used to seeing or hearing about the occasional carbon monoxide poisoning case in the news during winter months when misused or improperly maintained fossil-fueled furnaces or appliances spew the dangerous, odorless, and colorless gas into a land-based dwelling. And unfortunately, the results are usually tragic. But near-misses and unfortunate carbon monoxide deaths occur on boats, too, so it is important to know where to “look” for it and what measures to take to prevent the gas from causing an unfortunate accident. One of my first experiences with carbon monoxide poisoning came when I worked with the New York Police Department’s Harbor Unit. It was my job to top off the fuel tank of the patrol boat at the beginning of each shift, and we normally purchased fuel from a privately owned marina fuel station where the attendant lived on a boat at the marina. One cold morning, we arrived for fuel, and there was no attendant. Tragically, the attendant and his girlfriend were sleeping on his boat with an electric heater running when fumes from a gasoline generator he had set up found their way into his boat, killing them both.

Chemistry 101


ere’s the science behind the sinister one-carbon, one-oxygen molecule: When air laced with carbon monoxide is inhaled, the carbon monoxide combines with naturally occurring hemoglobin in the blood stream (carbon monoxide combines with hemoglobin more than 200 times more readily than oxygen) to produce carboxyhemoglobin (COHb), which is completely ineffective for delivering oxygen to the body’s cells. As concentrations of the gas creep upward in the blood, the victim is generally unaware he or she is being poisoned. Carbon monoxide levels are measured in parts per million (ppm), and even very small concentrations of the gas can have serious and even lethal effects. Depending on the concentration of carbon monoxide, a person can become unconscious in seconds, or where the dose is lower, become disoriented, dizzy, or even worse, sleepy. If concentrations of carbon monoxide reach critical levels, death often follows. (See Health Effects from Carbon Monoxide table figure.)

Health Effects from Carbon Monoxide 100 ppm


Slight headache in two to three hours.

400 ppm


Frontal headache within one to two hours.

800 ppm


Dizziness, nausea, and convulsions within 45 minutes. Insensible in two hours.

1500 ppm


Headache, dizziness, nausea, convulsions, collapse, death within 1 hour.

3000 ppm


Death within 30 minutes.

6000 ppm


Death within 10 to 15 minutes.

12000 ppm


Death in less than three minutes.

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Finding What You Can’t See


o what are the potential carbon monoxide dangers on a boat? The answers might surprise you. Possible carbon monoxide sources on a boat include engine and generator exhaust gasses; leaky engine or generator exhaust components; portable kerosene, alcohol, or propane space heaters; galley ovens and stoves, portable propane grills, portable gasoline generators, and any other appliance that burns any sort of fuel. We tend to consider the risk of boating-related carbon monoxide poisoning as being something related only to confined spaces, but many boating-related cases of carbon monoxide poisoning occur in what might be considered open, ventilated areas. For example, swim platforms are open, ventilated spaces that are a particularly dangerous place to hang about while the boat’s engine is running, even if the engine’s exhaust outlets are situated forward of the stern (usually just above the waterline, inset into the aft topsides). Whether people are

##The “station wagon effect”

sitting on the platform itself, or worse, being pulled along through the water underway, the “station wagon effect” of the boat moving through the water traps exhaust fumes, which can quickly overcome any individuals around the stern/ swim platform area of the vessel. Dangers obviously lurk onboard as well, but there are many preventative measures you can take to avoid potential carbon monoxide problems. One thing I discovered while reading the owner’s manual for my 46-foot Bertram is that the factory recommends the back deck curtains always be rolled up when the boat is being operated. Frankly, I had never thought running with the covers down would be a problem, but it can lead to very high levels of carbon monoxide in the cabin, particularly in a following sea. After discovering this enlightening information, I immediately went out and purchased a marine carbon monoxide detector for my boat.

system and can have features such as generator shutdown or networking capabilities with other sensors. Less-expensive units usually run on a nine-volt battery as many home smoke detector units do. The obvious downfall of the cheaper batterypowered units is that the onus is on you to make sure the battery is fresh at all times, although some units will “chirp” when the battery is getting low. Location counts when installing a carbon monoxide detector. Each unit should be installed at or near eye level in each cabin, but not near any ventilation sources like hatches, ports, or any opening windows. Locating the sensor near these areas will not only cause inaccurate readings, but could also allow water to come into contact with the unit and ruin it. Detectors should be installed in every living space on the boat.

Sensible Sensors


arbon monoxide detectors work by using an electronic sensor that “samples” the air to determine the level of carbon monoxide present. When shopping for a carbon monoxide detector, insist on an Underwriters Laboratory (UL)-listed, marine-rated unit (do not purchase units designed for household use) that measures carbon monoxide levels by time-weighted average. And don’t confuse gasoline, propane, or compressed natural gas fume detectors as devices that can detect carbon monoxide; they can’t. All carbon monoxide detectors have thresholds at which they sound an alarm—usually 70 ppm within 60 minutes or 10 percent COHb. Higher-end carbon monoxide detectors are generally powered by the vessel’s 12- or 24-volt

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An Ounce of Prevention

nstalling carbon monoxide detectors is an excellent first step toward preventing carbon monoxide accidents on your boat, but there are other preventative measures you can perform on a regular basis to keep things safe. It’s a good idea to inspect engine and generator exhaust systems every 40 to 50 hours of operation. You’ll want to look for cracked hoses, faulty hose clamps, leaky exhaust manifolds, or any other places that could potentially leak exhaust gasses. Also make sure that the outside exhaust ports are not obstructed in any way. If you use a propane- or alcoholfueled stovetop or oven in the galley, crack a port, window, or hatch to ensure adequate ventilation. Also, if you use a propane-fueled grill on the stern of your boat, make sure that there is adequate airflow to diffuse the fumes and that you have taken measures to prevent the flow of fumes inside the boat. Do not run the engine(s) or generator while rafted with other boats or while tied up at a fuel dock or slip. If you are anchored out, be sure to keep a proper distance between your boat and others, and if someone anchors too closely while running engine(s) or a generator, ask them to move, or move on your own. Enjoy those fossil-fueled conveniences like generators, stoves, ovens, and grills (and necessities like the engine) that make cruising comfortable and entertaining. Just be aware of their presence and take the necessary preventative measures to keep everyone safe and happy.

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Cruising Club Notes



That’s Hot! his month, we’ve got news of fishing fun, Bay keepers, and countless cocktails while our clubs make the most of their Bay

Hi Everyone…

uring the August 8 meeting of the Pasadena Sportfishing Group (below), Capt. Chuck Fisher, the owner of BFG Lures, discussed the latest in—you guessed it—fishing gear. Our meetings remain free and open to the public. We always have an excellent prize table and a 50/50 raffle to support our Kids’ Fishing Derbies, with special drawings for attending kids ( —by Paul Coakley ##Spring family day gets anglers in the mood. Photo courtesy of the Pasadena Sportfishing Group


time. Send your Club Notes, Directory updates, and toasted toffee drenched with dark chocolate. —by Ruth Christie

That’ll Teach You


ver the Fourth of July weekend, six Rockville Sail and Power Squadron (RSPS) boats and owners rafted up in Little Round Bay off the Severn River to swim ##RSPS’s July 4th raft-up. Thankfully, a Grand Banks showed up. and enjoy camaraderie in pleasant weather (above). Fifteen members and three boats then circumnavigated the DelMarVa Peninsula, anchored behind Reedy Island in the Delaware River, and visited a marina at Cape Charles, VA. Several members took sights on the cruise to prep for their exams in the Junior Navigation and Navigation courses. The U.S. Power Squadrons is one of the few organizations that still teaches celestial navigation; that’s one more good reason to join! We’ll cruise to Herrington Harbour South Marina August 13-14, and raft up on the Little Choptank River over Labor Day weekend ( —by Chuck Wells

Fare Thee Well…

lassic Yacht Club of America (CYCA) members held their midsummer rendezvous at Great Oak Landing Marina on Fairlee Creek (below). Between light breezes and low humidity, the Friday night cocktail party and Saturday night picnic-style dinner with a DJ were a huge success. Twenty boats attended, all on one dock. Talk about a dock party! Our annual Festival of Classic Yachts will be August 12-14 at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor Marina ( —by Dan Ramia CYCA partiers.

##CBYCA’s Sande and Mac Taylor, John Hakemian, Dr. Kay Brawley, Peggy Duckett, Dr. George Drach, and Bob and Chela


They’ve Got You Covered

he Chesapeake Bay Yacht Clubs Association (CBYCA) (above), a public affairs and legislative organization formed by 127 member clubs in five states surrounding the Chesapeake Bay, will have its delegates meeting August 20 at the top of the Eastern Shore near Chesapeake Isle hosted by the Elk River YC (ERYC). Topics include regional and national legislative leaders and voting on the 2011-12 slate of officers. Bill Gossard from the Office of Communications of the National Transportation Safety Board will address boating safety. A destination weekend of activities has been planned for those who come by water or land ((410) 287-6333). CBYCA has represented recreational boaters in legislative, social, safety, and environmental concerns at the state and national levels for the last 53 years ( —by Dr. Kay Brawley


La Sixième Rendezvous

hesapeake Mainship Group members’ sixth annual Rendezvous at Sassafras Harbor Marina in Georgetown, MD, was held August 12-14. Highlights included a Friday welcoming gathering with appetizers and cocktails, a crab feast, Capt. Jerry Friedman’s take on what to do if the skipper becomes incapacitated, a bagel brunch, a potluck supper, and plenty of time for everyone to get together on boats or at one of several good local restaurants ( mainshipgroup). —by Bob and Bet Hunsperger 48 September 2011 PropTalk



Summer Cruisin’

other Nature was very accommodating for the Stingray Harbour Yacht Club’s Summer Cruise, with great weather for the entire week (below). Sixteen boats enjoyed Solomons, Herrington Harbour, and Annapolis. The week included trolley rides, a Father’s Day breakfast, a tour of the U.S. Naval Academy, and three formal happy hours. The final happy hour included a trivia quiz based on “little known” information provided by the captains and their first mates. Wow, the things we learned about each other! Thanks to all for a wonderful time ( —by Kimberly Powell and Duanne Hawkins


Adventure on Tilghman Island

ne Carver, a Sabre, and two Silvertons full of “C-Dockers” from Herrington Harbour North crossed the Bay for the Independence Day holiday. Our fleet included Bergen Waters, Common Law, KaraMel, and yours truly, Tesoro. Halfway across the Bay, KaraMel lost one of her engines, and we tracked her return to her home port. The Tilghman-on-Chesapeake Marina is beautiful, with a good-size pool (right), fantastic sunset and sunrise views, floating docks, and a helpful harbormaster named Paul Davis. As we prepped for the evening festivities, the weather did an abrupt about-face, changing from blue skies and gentle breezes to dark clouds and strong winds in a few minutes. After a while, all was peaceful and the skies were again friendly. —by Frank ##Pool party. Shults


Better Safe Than Sorry

t the Chesapeake Area Professional Captains Association’s September 26 meeting, we’ll learn about new radar and security systems on the Bay. Held at the Annapolis Elks Lodge in Edgewater, MD, our meetings are free and open to the public ( —by Sally Lane Smith ##Summer cruise, Stingray Harbour Yacht Club style.

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Crisfield Cruisers

his summer, the power and sail fleets of Somers Cove Yacht Club (SCYC) spent more than a week cruising the Bay and visiting Solomons, Tilghman, and St. Michaels as a group before splitting off to various destinations, including Galesville, MD, on the return voyage to Crisfield, MD. Each evening and at each port of call, good food, good fellowship, and seafaring beverages were enjoyed by all (below). Our fleets’ next excursion is to the Point Lookout Bluegrass Festival ( —by Keith Campbell

Summer Seafarers


##The expression on “commodore-in-training” Chandler Chase’s face says it all. Priceless!

See You in September…


##SCYC members make the most of party time.

atteras 1510 Club members are looking forward to the 11th annual rendezvous September 8-11 at the Calvert Marina in Solomons, especially the kickoff cocktail party at Carmen’s Art Gallery, water taxi rides on Josephine, sponsor presentations, restoration and maintenance forums, the “Open House” of Yachts, more cocktail parties, and a buffet dinner at the Back Creek Bistro ( —by Ben Fishel

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n the left, under the watchful eyes of Dr. Mel Wyche, commodore of the Seafarers Yacht Club, Chandler Chase takes the helm of Her Way. Chase was one of over 50 participants from Anne Arundel and Prince George’s counties in the Seafarers’ eighth Summer Youth Program, which took place July 11-15 at the clubhouse adjacent to the Eastport offices of PropTalk. In addition to cruising aboard the Schooner Woodwind, the Commodores in Training cruised aboard members’ powerboats and learned water safety, types and characteristics of boats, meteorology, first aid, etiquette, useful knots, math related to navigation, and other subjects. After Capt. Tony Ford evaluated each participant’s swimming capabilities, everyone enjoyed daily swimming lessons and free swims. Most of the kids received Red Cross certifications ( —by Ed Morris

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The Heat Is On…

ven with 100-degree days, fleet captain John Duffy of the Chesapeake Yacht Club (CYC) led cruisers to Baltimore for July 4th festivities and fireworks. Our board of governors hosted a reception for Old South Country Club members. Think Cajun, Creole, and jazz! CYC will become Mardi Gras central September 23-25, with New Orleans cuisine, drinks, music, and silent and live auctions to benefit the Box of Rain’s Summer Program (chesapeake —by Gail Parsons

Something’s Fishy Here


##Last October, Neil Pellicot

his spring, 24 members of the Frederick on Reel Screamer got lucky out at Beaufort Inlet during Chapter of the Maryland Saltwater MSSA’s annual chapter trip. Sportfishermen’s Association trailered their boats to Solomons for our own tournament. In addition to awarding more than $3500, our group enjoyed a weekend of camaraderie at Beacon Marina. One member placed second in the pro division, and one took a 10th-place finish. Then, 21 members traveled to Chincoteague, VA, for a three-day chapter flounder tournament. A whopping 7.1-pound doormat netted more than $2000. September brings our crab feast with corn on the cob, smoked chicken, and a raffle for a day of light-tackle fishing on the Bay with Captain Walt. The first week of October will bring at least 27 boats to our 14th annual “Tackle the Mackerel” Tournament out of Harkers Island, NC, for fishing, great prizes, pulled pork, and good ol’ live country music ( —by Robert Pellicot


##KNSPS’s Jim Wimsatt, Bernie Karpers D5’s commander, and Fuzzy Jones D5’s secretary.


Regardless of the Heat and Storms...

n late July, district commander Bernie Karpers of the Dundalk Power Squadron led the northern segment of a District 5 (D5) cruise to Crisfield, MD, for the Summer Council, stopping at Bay Bridge Marina to visit Kent Island for a weekend (left). The Kent Narrows Sail and Power Squadron (KNSPS) met the cruisers at the marina for a cocktail party near the pool and dinner at a local restaurant. KNSPS members transported cruisers to a picnic honoring Edie Chapman, Kent Narrows Squadron Executive Officer, who will be leaving to work for three years in England ( .html). —by Karen Wimsatt

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Family Fun, Cruising, and Fishing


hesapeake Bay Grady-White Club members especially enjoyed participating in the TriState Family Fun Day and Fishing Tournament, with several members taking home prizes. Our Grady Palooza (below) will take place at the Knapps Narrows Marina the third weekend of August, and we are always just on the edge of severe weather. In September, we’ll enjoy great Grady days on the water, and meet to compare notes at a potluck dinner on the 27th and learn about electronics from BOE Marine. New members are always welcome (cbgradyclub@yahoo .com). —by Maryanne Gomme ##Sunset over the Palooza.

##Tiki time for MTOA. Photo by Steve Putnam

Voyage to Vera’s

afforded perfect weather for the J une Marine Trawler Owners Association’s Chesapeake Bay Cruisers Rendezvous (above). Forty-eight members, family members, and friends gathered at Vera’s White Sands Beach Club in Lusby, MD. Highlights included a tour of Vera’s former residence, soon to be a bed and breakfast, social hours on the beach with exotic drinks and appetizers at the Tiki bar, the Bogutskis’ continental breakfasts with mimosas, and a dink convoy tour of St. Leonard Creek. Many of the slips are new, the food is very good, the sights are fantastic, and St. Leonard Creek is beautiful (! —by Bill Bogutski

he Back Creek Yacht Club (BCYC) celebrated July 4th by cruising to Langford Bay Marina for fireworks and a murder mystery play (below) creatively executed by Pat and Tom Bernhart and Candy and Ben Wilson. After 32 members had happy hour at Margarita Land, a “mock murder” occurred during dinner catered by Eastern Shore Grills on Wheels. After being discovered, the culprit was led away for trial. Our annual Lobster Festival will be August 21 at Wally and Molly Stone’s house (—by Otto Hetzel

##BCYC’s murder mystery entertainers included Pat Bernhart, Ann Fiduccia, Bill Kranzer, Jamie Ritter, Tom Kahle, Jeanie Bidnick, Juliana Nedd, and John Loving (the “victim”). Photo by Richard Sanger

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Racing News

Cambridge Sizzled Hampton, Clarksville, Mays Landing Up Next Photos and story by Gary Reich


n a meteorological repeat performance of last year’s races, the 101st running of the Cambridge Classic kicked off July 23 with heat indices topping 115 degrees. The total boat count was 48, primarily due to many teams’ involvement with the Canadian summer racing circuit (most notably the Valleyfield and St. Felicien Quebec races). But attending teams still put on a great show for attendees. The PropTalk gang made the best of the heat, having our very first land-based display at Great Marsh Park each day. We even had a small pool with remote-control powerboats and race buoys, but unfortunately, small battery-powered boats made in China are apparently as temperamental as the real race boats can be. We were unable to resuscitate them on the second day of racing. Thanks to all of the PropTalk staffers who endured the heat, handed out magazines to race fans, and helped pump up our presence at the race. Images of the racing action are available online as prints or for downloading at; just click the “Photos” tab.

The Hampton Cup Regatta in Hampton, VA, was scheduled to blast off just as this issue was being prepared for the printer—check next month’s issue for full results. Next in the lineup are the Daniel J. Murphy Memorial Regatta in Mays Landing, NJ, September 10-11, and the Clarksville Hydroplane Challenge in Clarksville, MD, September 25. Both races are always very well attended and organized. Don’t forget to mark your calendars for the second running of the Offshore Powerboat Association’s Solomons Offshore Grand Prix races, which will be held off the Patuxent River waterfront September 23-25. There’s always plenty of parking, and the vantage point of Solomons’ long waterfront couldn’t be any better. PropTalk will be on the scene.

2011 Cambridge Classic Results Class


Boat Number

Boat Name



1.5-Litre Stock



Trophy Hunter

John Shaw

Succasunna, NJ




Fast Eddie Too

Dan Kanfoush

Niagara Falls, NY

2.5-Litre Stock



On The Edge

Howie Schnabolk

Johns Island, SC

2.5-Litre Modified



Fat Chance

Andrew Tate

Canton, MI




Big Bird By Penzoil

Tom Thompson

Cambridge, MD

National Modified

195 (Tie)

Jersey Speed Skiff

370 (Tie)

NM-200 NM-30 JS-3 JS-99

MURJR’S Lauterbach Special Big Bird By Penzoil Making Memories Veri Cheri

Charles A. Miller Jr. Thom Heins Leonard Outlaw III David Greenlaw, Jr.

Severna Park, MD Marcus Hook, PA Elizabeth City, NC Turnersville, NJ

Super Stock




Eric Tolnes

Staten Island, NY

Pro Stock



Triple Nickel

Eric Hann

Cleveland, OH

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Bateau Boulevard:

Jones Brot h ers Marine by Gary Reich


re you sure you can handle Donnie Jones?” This was what a fishing buddy asked me when I told him I was thinking about driving down to Morehead City, NC, to visit Jones Brothers Marine’s factory and interview Donnie Jones, boatbuilder and owner of the company. My friend also mentioned something about a growling canine that lives under Jones’ desk, but I didn’t let that stop me either. An overnight pit stop for pit barbecue was the only detour on my 391-mile journey south,

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Photo by Brian Horsely,

and finding Jones Brothers Marine the next morning was easy: 100 Bateau Blvd. Jones greeted me in the factory lobby, having noted the Pennsylvania plate on my car. Jones queried, “You from Pennsylvania then?” I explained to Jones that I live in Annapolis, and that the car was a rental. I figured Jones was trying to gauge the approximate degree of my “Yankeeness.” “Oh, you’re from the Chesapeake. You know John Page Williams? He’s a good fella.” I explained that I’ve known Williams for about 20 years, having met him while working at

Fawcett Boat Supplies in 1990. Once we’d talked and bandied about some names for a while, Jones seemed confident that I wasn’t a complete Muppet, and the tone of the conversation became more relaxed. Jones went on to tell me that he and his brother Rob started coming down to North Carolina’s Crystal Coast with their father to hunt and fish as young boys, despite living 150 miles inland at the time. “We didn’t let the distance stop us from coming down here all the time,” Jones says. “That emerald water is addictive, and so are fishing

and hunting in the sounds. I knew I’d end up living here early on,” Jones adds. Evidence of Jones’ passion for the outdoors is splattered all over his office: a Japanese shrimp sketch on the wall; multiple pieces of duck-hunting artwork; a three-foot-long fishing plug; and a flea-marketstyle collection of old marine gear by the door. Oh, and Jones’ black lab Kate isn’t the three-headed Harry Potter creation my friend described. She’s a gentle dog; she just doesn’t sound like it when she’s making gurgly dog sounds under Jones’ desk.

Building Bulletproof Bateaus

We continued talking, and Jones went on to fill me in on the story behind Jones Brothers Marine. Jones said that by the early ’80s, he and his brother Rob were running a popular retail marine dealership in Morehead City, NC, where johnboats were one of their specialties. Johnboats were (and often still are) a weapon of choice when it comes to Carolina skinnywater fishing. Their shallow-draft, flat bottoms, high stability, and low cost of entry are why they are popular. But johnboats do have drawbacks. Jones says, “We sold (and personally owned) a lot of johnboats, but we found out they had some problems. They’d last a few seasons and then start falling apart. We also found them noisy and inadequate for handling the twists and turns of the marsh creeks.” Challenging themselves to find a solution, the brothers pieced together a “bateau” (shallow-draft, flat-bottom) in an effort to correct the johnboat’s drawbacks. The brothers crafted a 17-foot plywood version of their design and started testing it on North Carolina’s sounds and creeks,

tweaking and improving various aspects of the hull until they had it just right. One modification was Rob’s addition of a short keel section (now called “AccuTrack), which allows the boat to negotiate tight turns. Another improvement was the use of marine plywood and fiberglass construction to address longevity and sturdiness issues. Soon after, the brothers were building their improved 17-foot version of the johnboat, which they simply called the Jones Brothers Bateau. The boat was widely praised and accepted. “We still sell plenty of the bateaus,” Jones says, noting that they still have the 17-foot model, but also sell 20- and 23-foot versions of the rugged boats. Jones adds, “The bateaus are great, but we’re betterknown for our Cape Fisherman line.”

renowned guide Sarah Gardner’s Cape Fisherman 23 Fly Girl during the false albacore run in and around Cape Lookout, NC. During the course of one day, we were negotiating four-to five-foot breakers on Cape Shoals, flying over the calm shallows of Lookout Bight, and “running and gunning” to ever-random breaking schools of albies. Gardner’s Cape Fisherman has a 150-horsepower, four-stroke Yamaha, which was plenty to push the hull through the stiff Cape Shoals chop, but also quick to put the boat on a plane when we were chasing birds and albies “out of the hole.” “The boat handles so well and is com-

The Cape Fisherman Story

My first experience on a Jones Brothers Marine Cape Fisherman was on

Donnie Jones, co

mposite wizard.

Photo by Gary Re


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Jones Brothers fortable in even the most challenging conditions. The forward flare and chines keep things dry, and the narrow beam allows us to cut through seas easily. She only draws about 14 inches with the motor up,” says Gardner, who guides clients 250-plus days a year. Testimonials like this have earned the Cape Fisherman a cult following.

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While boats with center-console designs remain a top choice among anglers, many



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Well-known fly fisherman Tom Earnhardt approached the Jones brothers in 1992 about designing a center-console boat that could be used in the often erratic waters off Cape Lookout, NC, but was also safe, comfortable, and durable. Most importantly, it had to be very fishable from an ergonomic standpoint. Earnhardt suggested fore and aft casting platforms and dedicated out-of-the-way storage for long, fully assembled fly rods. In typical Jones Brothers fashion, Rob and Donnie built a prototype, which with Earnhardt’s input, went through much tweaking and testing. In 1993, Jones Brothers Marine introduced the Cape Fisherman 1910LT, and it was an instant hit. The new boat featured ultra-clean decks with pop-up cleats and navigation lights, tons of enclosed storage space, and a nononsense, rugged center-console station. Earnhardt’s casting platforms were there, too—on the bow and at the stern, but also with a clever “flip-up” design aft. Some of the nicest things about the Cape Fisherman, albeit a minor part of the whole package, are the port and starboard rod holders, which are recessed under the gunwhale and feature integral bungees for securing expensive hardware. Even on the smaller 1910LT, 9.5-foot and longer fly rods can be stored completely assembled under the gunwhale thanks to recessed rod tip tubes in the casting platform. It’s the little things—and lack of unnecessary things— that make these boats great. Today, the company produces five Cape Fisherman models: an 18-footer, the 1910LT, a 20LT, and 23- and 26-footers. Special “Lite Tackle” packages are available for the 18, 23, and 26. The Lite Tackle versions typically add a pop-up bow light, pull-up cleats, cockpit lights, a tackle locker, and a console rod rack.

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In 2002, Jones was in the process of bringing a 50,000-square-foot state-of-the-art production facility online in Morehead City. The new factory would have heated floors to save energy and maintain a controlled environment for fiberglass laminating; an expansive high-pressure air system was installed to power most of the tools used in manufacturing; and the air filtration system protects employees from harmful particles and fumes.

But Jones wasn’t only interested using computer-aided-design. Jones says, (and since 2006), every Jones Brothers boat in making the factory people- and “The stringer system makes for a very that leaves the factory—bateau and Cape eco-friendly—he was planning an strong boat. We use a ton of fiberglass in Fisherman alike—is all constructed using essential change for the entire lineup. our stringers and fill the open areas with composites. Jones’ plan was to move away from the two-part foam before putting the deck While Jones is constantly fiddling with builder’s traditional marine plywood on.” and improving various aspects of his boats, and fiberglass constructheir look has changed tion to boats that were little over the years. manufactured using Jones says, “I get lots of better, lighter, modern feedback from guides composite materials. and owners, and we Jones mentioned are constantly making that he gets asked the changes to our tooling “composite” question and adding features. all the time: “People are They ask me for some always asking me why pretty bizarre things we switched over to sometimes, but some composites.” So why did of those suggestions Jones make this decision? make it into our boats. Jones says, “Because we Whether it’s moving a Capt. Sarah Gardner puts the hammer down on her Cape Fisherman 23 Fly Girl on the way can consistently build a handle into a different better, stronger boat with to another school of breaking fish. Photo by Brian Horsely, spot or tooling a new bait composites.” well configuration, we’ll Jones explains that exhaustive testdo whatever it takes to make the best boats “Next, we looked at every step of how ing was conducted on many different out there.” This is why Jones Brothers we put our boats together. We figured composite materials (foam cores, layup Marine is legendary. out better ways of assembling the boats combinations) and building techniques and reduced man hours at the same Editor’s Note: Be sure to check next month’s issue until the right mix of sturdiness, perfortime. Composite building is not easy or of PropTalk for our Dreamboat feature of the Cape mance, and durability were met. Also, inexpensive; you have to have the will to Fisherman 23. new stringer molds were developed commit to change,” Jones adds. Today

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oe Reid of Mast & Mallet Boatworks in Edgewater, MD, is in the process of painting and varnishing Caroline, a 28-foot Wayne Goddard, Bay-built fishing boat. Reid says, “She was built using traditional wood-plank construction and is powered with a gasoline V-8 engine.” He adds, “I just finished building and installing a teak swim platform for a 36-foot trawler, which is finished with three coats of teak-flavored Cetol. In the design department, Mike Kaufman and I have been trading ideas and sketching an outboard version of our Chesapeake 22. I’ve built five boats that have all been dieselpowered inboards. This version of the Chesapeake 22 will have the same type of construction as the others: a double-planked Western red cedar bottom, which will be epoxy coated and fiberglass sheathed. Her topside

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planking will also be Western red cedar, which will be edge-glued, then sheathed in epoxy and fiberglass. I will be starting the lay-up process soon and am thinking a 60-horsepower Honda four-stroke outboard will do the trick. Kaufman also has been drawing up a 30-foot Thomas Point Express, which like the Chesapeake 22, will also be set up for outboard power.”


erry LeCompte of Dockside Boat Works in Easton, MD, reports that customer Tom Auth picked up his 1938 17-foot Chris-Craft after her hull was completely stripped, new decks were installed and stained, and 10 coats of Epifanes varnish were lovingly applied. Le Compte says, “We also are getting ready to start rehabbing a 1956 21-foot Chris-Craft Capri for Rob Knickabocker and are finishing up installing a new bottom on a 1955 17-foot Chris-Craft Sportsman. Jane

Crew member Julio with Markley’s Marina in Essex, MD, installs a new fiberglass fender on a dump truck. A tire blowout destroyed the original fender. Photo by Bill Griffin

lobster boat, and a sailboat. We are now doing some smaller maintenance jobs and a few engine replacements while we fill up the order books with winter refit work—even though it is 100 degrees outside.” Weaver adds, “The Eastport Yacht Company just delivered a new Eastport 32 to her new home at Treasure Cay in the Abacos, Bahamas. I ran the boat over from Boca Raton, FL, with the happy owner, and other than a bumpy first couple of hours in the Gulf Stream, we were able to complete the 212-mile trip in eight hours, and burned just 84 gallons of fuel.”


icholas Biles with Swain Boat Builders in Millington, MD, reports, “We have just seen the finish of two projects. The Friendship sloop we’ve had in the shop since spring is on her way out tomorrow. She has had extensive repairs done to her port side, due to rot. Repairs included work on the deck structure, cabin side, and corner post and

installation of a new cockpit and curved combing.” Biles adds, “We also returned the Bay-built bugeye Chesapeake to her owner. She unfortunately was struck by another boat while on her mooring on the Susquehanna River and received a new bowsprit, had her bulwarks and cap rail replaced on the port side forward of the shrouds, received new and larger chain plates for her whisker stays, and had teak deck repairs where a deck fitting had been broken off and was driven through. My father and I have been

An old oyster boat dries out on the railway at Reedville Marine Railway in Reedville, VA. Photo by Bill Griffin

making progress on our family project Ocean Pointer (an 18-foot, center-console fishing boat), but at a slower pace with the excessive heat we have been experiencing. My father and I have been putting in weekend time, and we are realistically down to fitting the last bit of hardware installation and final painting. We’re still looking at finishing before the end of September.”


ick Cooper with the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (CBMM) in St. Michaels, MD, is documenting the restoration of the 1955 skipjack Rosie Parks. Cooper writes, “Rosie Parks is starting to show major signs of recovering from her near-death experience. Board-by-board, nail-by-nail, the revered old skipjack, once the pride of the Eastern Shore oyster fleet, is regaining her classic lines. Since being appointed Project Manager for rebuilding of the Rosie Parks, Marc Barto has spent the last few months systematically working to stabilize her skeletal remains. With

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the help of Shipwright Apprentice Jennifer Kuhn and CBMM volunteers, Barto has rebuilt her shapely, wine-glass transom, which was first crafted by renowned Dorchester County boat builder Bronza Parks in his Wingate shop 56 years ago. The old rudder was removed and used as a template to build an accurate replica. Parks never used blueprints or drawings to build his boats and left no records of their design features to help in the reconstruction. The crew

Sean Messick of Scotts Cove Marina in Chance, MD, puts the final touches on an older-model Trojan in for a new paint job. Photo by Bill Griffin

just completed repairing and replacing key sections of the ‘worm shoe,’ the planks that help form the keel, which runs the length of the boat. Barto says the hand-crafted sections of wood that allow the centerboard to pass through the keel were saved and repaired. He says the nails that had fastened them to the keel had rusted away. Volunteers using ‘sweet nails,’ wooden plugs glued into the old nail holes, were able to preserve those sections for reuse. The centerboard trunk is next on the rebuilding agenda. Once the hull is stabilized, the boatwrights will begin the more detailed work of repairing and replacing Rosie’s inner framework.”


atrick Mertaugh of Choptank Boatworks in Denton, MD, says, “We’re still knocking away steadily on our long-term projects (most notably the Aage-Nielsen yawl pictured in last month’s PropTalk), but we just got a 1956 Chris-Craft Capri that is getting a new bottom, and her owner has another Chris-Craft to bring in

when this one is complete. We’re putting on what is called a 5200 bottom, which involves a layer of marine plywood with new mahogany planks, bedded in 3M 5200 marine adhesive/sealant (around 50 tubes or so).”


ill Judge of Judge Yachts in Denton reports that his crew has been busy and has finally worked its way through most of the new boat backlog, with only a few boats left in the mold shop. Judge has delivered five 22s to date.

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A Center Console 22 has been specially equipped for light tackle fishing and will be based in Grasonville, MD, for use in Eastern Bay and the Wye River. Two other Center Console 22s are headed for Southern Maryland waters to be used for fishing and crabbing. Two Crabber 22s were delivered, with one to be used by a commercial crabber in Southern Maryland and the other to be used for crabbing in the Bloody Point area. A Center Console 24 was delivered for fishing and cocktail cruising in the Kent Narrows area. The last boat, a Chesapeake 27, is headed for Phoenix, MD, where she will be used to fish the Upper Bay. As always, Judge says, “Feel free to call or drop by.”


ennis Elzey of Elzey Custom Boats in Cambridge, MD, says his shop is filled with a large new boat project and fresh tooling for the builder’s new Shore Built 21. The Shore Built 42 hull was well underway when Elzey reported in, saying, “We’ve finished the gelcoat and are now applying the first skin coats of fiberglass to the mold.”

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Elzey used the plug for the new Shore Built 21 to manufacture the mold, and his crew was making final adjustments to it at press time.


ete Mathews of Mathews Brothers Boats in Denton was happy to announce that in addition to his current spaces (shop and storage), he’ll be taking over Bob Stine’s Black Dog Boatworks location, which will add crane and haul-out

Willie Beasley and Billy Todd apply the first layers of fiberglass to a new Shore Built 42 at Elzey Custom Boats in Cambridge, MD. Photo courtesy of Dennis Elzey

services to his repertoire. “We’ll have direct waterfront access, which will allow us to test boats, service larger vessels, and provide more boatyard services for our customers,” Mathews says. Back in his shop, Mathews says that he and his crew are still working on the long-term restoration of a 35-foot Pearson yawl, which was basically stripped bare inside and out and reassembled with new compo-

Stuart Mitchel of Wooden Boat Restoration in Millington, MD, gets busy with a 1938 15-1/2foot Chris-Craft. Photo by Bill Griffin

nents. “We’re ready to start painting the exterior with Awlgrip. We’ll start with the boot top and eyebrow and go from there,” Mathews says.


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United States Joins 50 Countries to Track Illegal Fishing Boats

n July, the head of the federal agency in charge of fisheries announced that the United States has joined more than 50 countries to better track vessels engaged in illegal fishing for tunas, swordfish, sharks, and other highly migratory species. It’s estimated that the annual global economic losses due to illegal, underreported, unregulated (IUU) fishing are estimated to be as high as $23 billion. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) administrator Jane Lubchenco said in a press release that “Sharing information on IUU vessels across oceans will strengthen enforcement and prevent legal and sustainable fishing operations from being disadvantaged in the global marketplace.”


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ith two tournaments in the books for MSSA’s “Captain of the Year” competition, Sam Fisher of Heathsville, VA, is leading with 736.15 points. Fisher, a longtime MSSA member, took the lead after winning the 22nd annual Tuna-ment, held in June. His 111.4-pound bluefin tuna beat the field and was good enough for nearly $11,000. In second place is Tony Tolbard of Frederick, MD, with 716.95 points. Rounding out the top three is Vin Gerrior of Grasonville, MD, with 670 points. Fishing aboard his boat Three V’s, Gerrior had a strong spring tournament, weighing in three rockfish better than 30 pounds. For the 19th annual Chesapeake Bay Fall Classic—the third and final event on the trail—the top three rockfish will count toward the overall tally, which according to MSSA executive director Dave Smith, means more anglers have a shot to win the best skipper award. For complete results and standings, visit

##Wesley Barnes holds up one of the fine rockfish he and his family caught during the June Wish-A-Fish event on volunteer Greg Shute’s boat B-Faithful. Wesley was joined by his brother Marcus, sister Victoria, and parents Gregory and Sheri.


n a beautiful July day at Sandy Point State Park in Annapolis, the Annapolis chapter of the Wish-A-Fish Foundation celebrated 10 years of giving 50 special-needs kids and their families a break from their usual daily stressors by catching fish. Local fishermen volunteered their time and boats for this family fishing event. Everyone caught at least one fish, according to Skip Zinck of Severn, MD, one of the organizers. The Barnes family of Upper Marlboro, who fished aboard the B-Faithful with Greg Shute, might have been “high hook.” They boated several large rockfish on live spot, and 12-year old Marcus, who is in a wheelchair, landed the largest striper at 35 inches. To make a donation, visit or e-mail


##Sam Fisher’s 111.4-pound bluefin tuna won top honors in MSSA’s 22nd annual Tuna-Ment, which pushed him into first place for the organization’s “Captain of the Year” contest. Photo courtesy of MSSA

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Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Launches Online Youth Fishing Club

nline fishing may be an oxymoron to a big chunk of the fishing public, but the reality is social media is here to stay. It makes sense then that DNR’s Fisheries Service now offers a free online fishing club for young anglers between five and 15 years of age. According to the DNR’s press release, club members will be able to share fishing stories on the site’s angler’s log and get useful information, such as how to tie knots and use effective lures. The DNR wants to “better support them in their endeavors,” according to Letha Grimes, the club’s coordinator. Membership in the Maryland Youth Fishing Club is free, but does require parental approval. To join, visit


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s a record-breaking, suffocating heat wave smothers the Chesapeake region like a soaked wool blanket, cooler September days are still a far-off dream. But soon the ninth month will bring more tolerable temperatures, and we ought to enjoy one of the best months of fishing. Scores of species are in play, from breaking bluefish, rockfish, and elusive Spanish mackerel, to flounder and tuna. The hardest part may be picking which gamefish to chase. Send your fishing photos and reports to


apt. Sonney Forrest of Reel Relief Charters will chase larger, more aggressive two- to four-pound, tacklebusting bluefish during late August through September. “We’ll catch these hard-fighting adult bluefish on light tackle and also target stripers, some of which will be longer than 28 inches,” Capt. Sonney says. “We should also experience great catches of Spanish mackerel, which can be caught trolling small spoons. Some of the tastiest fish we have are Norfolk

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spot that will school up and come to a peak in September,” he adds. Capt. Sonney also reports that white perch will begin to make their second showing of the year on the same rock piles and edges with spot in the mouth of the Patuxent River. He expects that flounder should make a showing for the patient angler. “Our light-tackle fall fishing is fantastic. Weekdays are always better with less boat traffic, allowing us to sneak up on huge schools right on the surface,” Capt. Sonney says.

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apt. Kevin Josenhans of Josenhans Fly Fishing says, “September is the one month of the year when everything with fins seems to be biting. Fishing out of Crisfield, MD, we have rockfish, bluefish, Spanish mackerel, speckled trout, flounder, croaker, redfish (puppy drum and the big bruisers), and maybe even a weakfish.” He adds that all of these species will take a fly, and that the blues and Spanish macks should be working the surface just off Crisfield, while rockfish, specks, and puppy drum will be caught in the shallows along the many miles of natural shoreline of Tangier Sound. “In September, we’ll find flounder schooling up in Kedges Straits and along the drop-offs of the Tangier and Pocomoke Sound channels. Croaker will quickly make their way south in September, but hopefully they will be replaced by a few weakfish this season,” Capt. Kevin adds. Inside Baltimore’s Trawler Fest


apt. Walt of Light Tackle Charters will spend September chasing schools of Spanish mackerel on the Southwest Middle Grounds of the Chesapeake Bay with his clients. “We’ll troll light tackle (10- to 12-pound gear) using small gold spoons and also cast and ‘speed reel’ small gold Gotcha! lures using the same class tackle. We’ll also ply the shallows of Tangier and Pocomoke sounds, using Storm Lures and jigs tipped with twisters or Bass Assassins for striped bass that cruise the shallows in search of a meal,” Capt. Walt says. On the seaside out of Chincoteague, VA, and along the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel (CBBT) complex he adds that it’s possible to sight-fish for cobia as long as the warm temperatures continue into September. Capt. Walt says, “On calm days we’ll run to the 40-fathom line out of Chincoteague to tackle mahi-mahi under the sea bass lobster pot floats. As always, we’ll wrestle them on light tackle.”


apt. Harry Nield on Kingfish II out of Deal Island, MD, plans to work metal jigs for sea trout and bluefish and live-line spot for rockfish. Capt. Harry will also put his customers on the last of the croakers in September, as they start their migration out of the Chesapeake Bay to their wintering waters offshore. September will also afford Capt. Harry’s clients shots at red drum and flounder, both of which can be in good numbers, and the largest of the year, in Tangier Sound.


apt. Jeff Popp will move Vista Lady north of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge after spending the summer in Solomons. Here he’ll take customers chumming for blues and rockfish. A few of the spots he’ll work include Tea Kettle shoals, Swan Point, and Love Point. If a slug of stripers moves into the Pooles Island area, he’ll troll double-rigged bucktails and eels. He also predicts that schools of breaking bluefish and rockfish will get more consistent, and his parties will throw metal jigs to them.

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ayak fishing guru “Kayak Kevin” Whitley says the CBBT is the place to be for adventurous kayak anglers this month. Spadefish, triggerfish, flounder, giant sheepshead, and possibly black drum are the targets around the bridge span. Whitley says, “Spadefish will be a few feet down around the pilings closer to the first island, and triggerfish can be seen on the pilings and around the rocks of the island.” Whitley adds, “Sighting big black drum is a possibility around the island as well, but actually getting one to bite can be frustrating. They tend to be really sketchy, swimming off when anything hits the water.” He adds that sheepshead can be caught on any piling, though finding them can be a challenge. Whitley says, “They can be anywhere from the bottom to the top of the water column. Fiddler crabs, mole crabs, clams, and quartered blue crabs are

##A nice haul of tilefish caught with Capt. Monty Hawkins aboard the Morning Star out of Ocean City, MD. Photo courtesy of Capt. Monty Hawkins

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ic Burnley of the team reports that September is a great time to fish off Virginia Beach, VA. This is the time when cobia, drum, stripers, flounder, trout, and sheepshead school up, respectively, to get ready to head out of the Chesapeake Bay. Burnley says, “For cobia, look around any buoy at the mouth of the Bay or off the oceanfront and cast a two-ounce bucktail to any fish you find in the shadows. Big and small drum will start to frenzy in September, and during the same time, small drum and speckled trout will be feeding aggressively in backwaters and inlets. Use a halfounce jig head and soft plastic tail to catch these light-tackle busters. Big drum will also be on the move.” Burnley reports that the flounder fishing will really turn on in the Bay in September, but anglers hitting ocean-side wrecks will also find big flatfish. Live and strip baits are always popular, but the fish are just as susceptible to a soft plastic jig on a two- to three-ounce bucktail. Offshore, Ric expects “epic” marlin fishing from the 100-fathom curve to the deep. Burnley




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umping mullet!” bellowed a handful of kayak campers when a school of the baitfish went airborne over a marsh flat on the Lynnhaven River. As part of Virginia Beach Sea Camp, led by my partner Bob Carroll and me, the hard-charging 11- to 14-year olds had endured several days of the nasty July heat wave, kayaking, fishing, and learning about this incredible river system’s natural bounty. Most of the fish they caught were croakers and spot, yet the 15-inch spotted sea trout and a 20-pound ray two kids fought to cheers of their fellow campers were undoubtedly the highlights. For the angler, the Lynnhaven boasts a wide variety of backwater fishing opportunities. Numerous popular saltwater gamefish swim in and out of the river. As fall approaches, the Lynnhaven really shines, and the action is usually consistent through much of October. From shore, you can toss lures toward the pilings of the Lesner Bridge, which can

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yield rockfish, trout, flounder, and bluefish. If you have a small skiff or kayak, the ditches and marsh points hold puppy drum, flounder, and speckled trout. Soft plastic lures with curly tails on a halfounce jig head, tossed on light tackle, are effective. Gulp! Swimming Mullet (I like the gaudy colors) and Specialized Lil’ Jimmys (one-quarter to one-half ounce) have worked for me in these backwaters. Live baits, Fishbites, or natural baits work, too, as one would expect. The Lynnhaven attracts fly casters as well. Arguably, it’s the good exchange of water due to strong tidal currents and marsh habitat that makes the Lynnhaven a fishy spot. Oyster reef restoration projects spearheaded by local groups such as Lynnhaven River Now and Oyster Reef Keepers of Virginia have helped improve the habitat and water quality over the last several years. Food and places for fish to hang out are top ingredients for quality fishing, and the Lynnhaven has that in spades.

Chesapeake Bay Fishing

Charters, Guides, and Head Boats


ne of the most difficult ways to learn how to fish the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean is trial and error. Then there’s the boat issue; we don’t all have one. Luckily, the Bay region is chock-full of knowledgeable guides and charter captains to show you the ropes and head boats, on which you can take a day’s journey with a bunch of like-minded piscatorial enthusiasts to find out where the hot spots are. Sweet! To the right you will find a directory of pro guides, charter boats, and head boats to get you started on your quest. Whether you like to fly fish, troll, or bottom fish, there’s likely a Bay expert who can lend a hand. Check back often, as we’ll be adding more listings every month. Follow us!

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SLIPS 18-46 Foot Slips Available Covered slips as well , downtown Annapolis, Sarles marina on Spa Creek. Electric, water, and showers . 410-2633661 20’ - 40’ Slips, Pier 4 Marina 301 4th St., Eastport, across from Annapolis Yacht Club. Keep your boat where the Hinckley and Sabre dealers keep theirs. Electric, water, & showers. (410) 9909515. 25’ - 40’ Slips and Storage Special  Power & sail, cozy, intimate MD Clean Marina in protected Deale harbor, excellent boating & fishing, free Wi-Fi & pumpout, 30 mins. from DC. (410) 867-7919, www. 30’ - 45’ Slips Available at Discounted Rates at Hinckley Yacht Services on Town Creek in Oxford, MD. Included in rental is pool, electric, water, laundry, bath houses, ships store and access to world class service all in the historic town of Oxford. Contact Marti Sommer at 410-226-5113. 30’ - 35’ Slips Available Annapolis City Marina, Ltd. in the heart of Eastport. Includes electric, water, restrooms with showers, and gated parking. Give us a call at (410) 268-0660, www. 30’ - 50’ Deepwater Slips For Sale & Rent On the western shore of the Chesapeake in St. Leonard, MD. Flag Harbor Yacht Haven (410) 586-0070, Winter storage & repair (410) 586-1915. Winter Dry Storage $25 per ft. Fall 2011 to April 2012. Included Haul-out, Powerwash, Blocking, and Launch. Patapsco River – Baltimore Outer Harbor, Old Bay Marina (410) 477-1488 or

SURVEYORS ABYI Marine Surveyors, LLC Power & sailboat surveys, big or small, gas or dsl. Contact Derek Rhymes, NAMS-CMS and SAMS A.M.S. (410) 268-4404 or toll-free (866) 608-4404.

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Public charity refurbishes donated sail and power boats to teach practical job and life skills in youth mentoring program. Visit for sale available vessels, contacts and program information. Full Fair Market/Book Value for Your Boat 501(c)(3) private foundation seeks boat donations for use within educational programs. Fully tax deductible. Free boat surveys provided. Free hauling/transport. Also accept cars, trucks, and other items of value. Also seeking volunteer sailboat and powerboat instructors. (410) 591-9900 Maryland Maritime Foundation Is moving to a smaller facility. We must sell most of the boats afloat - ranging from 19’ to 29’. Any reasonable offer will be accepted. Call (301-509-3206) or write ( for details.

Sell Your Boat Fast for Market Value Most sold in two weeks or less. We sell your boat on eBay. List your boat. Get a check. Call Jody Palmisano at Better Priced Boats. (410) 340-0008.

18' Seaway Sportsman ‘11 In stock and ready to go for Rockfish season; 70 hp Yamaha cruises her at 24 knots; center console; rod holders and rack; soft, dry ride in Bay chop; she sips fuel, too. $34,000. Call mid Atlantic dealer North Point Yacht Sales 410-280-2038

Allied Boat Works RB-19 2010 Dealer Demo 19’4” X 8’4”. 2010 Suzuki 60HP four stroke, under 50 hrs, large center console, leaning post w/4 flush mount Rod holders, casting platform, rear seats, nav. lights, compass, trim tabs, SS destroyer wheel, Plexiglas door frames, Trex® rails, trim and spray rails. FMI All original warranties. $22,895. Call Gene (207) 418-0387.

Boat, Car, and RV Donations Needed Possible cash back. Fast pickup. Tax receipt given. Proceeds spent locally for college education grants., (410) 5329330, (877) 532-9330. Donate Your Boat And help teach atrisk teens to sail. (202) 478-0396, www.


New Annapolis Listings Needed ASAP We are sold out AGAIN! Complimentary deep water Annapolis dockage for very well maintained new listings up to 75 feet length, 20' beam and 8' draft, sail or power. Free weekly cleaning/wash & chamois. Contact John Kaiser Jr. 410-923-1400 (office) or 443-223-7864 (cell anytime) or and visit our web site @ for complete details as to why we sell our listings so quickly!

Allied Boat Works WB-20 2010 Dealer Demo Modified skiff, 20’x 8’10”. 2010 Evenrude E-Tec 90HP, under 30 hrs, large center console, casting platform, rear seats, nav. lights, compass, trim tabs and heavy duty rub rails. FMI All original warranties. $21,995. Call Gene: (207) 418-0387.

21' Ranger Tug '11 Inventory boat w/full warranty and factory sales incentive. Fully equipped including electronics, bow thruster and much more. Contact Chuck Wistar 410-280-5688, 22’ MathewsBros Bay Cruiser ’02 Barbara A 100-hp Yanmar dsl engine. Currently stored at MathewsBros IndoorBoatStorage in Denton, so come take a look! Asking $60,000 Call MathewsBros today at 410-479-9720.

23’ Wellcraft 230 “00 Hard Top, Cuddy, Tournament Edition, Live Wells, Fish Boxes , Salt water Wash Down, Honda 225 05 250 Hrs, Pressure fresh wtr, Head, Galley, Table, V berth. $16,000 Contact Blair 410-271-6897

24' Seaway Seafarer ‘08 Down East cuddy w/ enclosed head; galley; shorepower; teak windshield; full canvas; 150 Suzuki on Armstrong bracket; only 100hrs + warranty; dark blue hull; shed kept and Bristol. $75,000 OBO. Rick Casali 410-279-5309 or

Classic 2008 Ranger Tug 25 Bay Ranger is ideally equipped for the Chesapeake Bay. Brand new solar 185w solar panel. She is priced at $115,000 and available to start cruising now! Contact Chuck Wistar (410) 280-5688. 26’ Chesapeake Deadrise ’10 62 hrs/ 2 year transferable warranty on Yamaha115, two steering stations, trailer absolutely awesome deal $27,000 owner moving to Florida, (410) 476-4414, 26’ Rick Roe center console ’10 Built to spec, inboard gas engine w/ zero hours, Brand new boat at used boat price $35,000, (410) 476-4414, www.

27' Baja Shooter 272 1995. With 400 hp Mercruiser, trailer, and all bells and whistles, she tops out at 65 MPH and is an economic ride at $19,995.00. At our offices on Kent Island, Contact BOEMARINE, 866735-5926,,

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27’ Carman Bay Boat ‘02 With full cabin and v-berth. Volvo 5.0 duo-prop, dual steering stations, aft hard-top, cherry cabinets, stereo. Well-maintained $24,000 (757) 787-1429.

27' Ranger Tug '11 Inventory boat w/full warranty. Trailerable, inboard dsl. Fully equipped including a/c, genset, electronics, much more. Contact Chuck Wistar 410-280-5688, 27’ Tiara Open ’87 New Flag Blue AwlGrip, great cond., meticulous maintenance. Owner moving up to larger boat. $29,000. Call Ned Dozier, The Yacht Group, (800) 827-8089.

28’ Albin TE Newport ’09 Full warranty. Fishing offshore or weekending w/ family, forward berth/dinette & galley. Pilothouse w/strata-glass enclosure, full cockpit canopy, A/C, bait well, lockers, swim-platform w/ladder. S-Cummins 5.9 CSB 330-hp. Clean. ’03 & ’94 models also available. Sassafras Harbor Marina Yacht Sales. (410) 708-0579

28' Sea Ray Sundancer '06 Flag Blue hull sides, twin Mercruisers w/low hrs. Rare generator, full canvas, upgraded stereo. Boat is in perfect shape. Just detailed and bottom painted. Change of plans forces sale. $78,000. Call Ned Dozier, 443995-0732,, 28’ Sea Ray Sundancer 280 ’04 $54,900 Excellent cond., high & dry stored, low hrs, Air, full canvas, and more Call Tony Tumas: day or evening (443) 553-5046. email: tony@, Visit our web: 29’ Sea Ray 290 ‘94 $ 24,900 – Mercruiser 7.4l – 8hrs since rebuild! Air/ Heat, Plotter, Fish Finder – clean and ready to cruise! Call Tony Tumas, Great Blue Yachts 443-553-5046 - see photos & full specs at www.greatblueyachts. com

27’ 2001 Eastern Enclosed Pilothouse by Judge Yachts. 5.7 L GM inboard w/235 engine hours. Life kept since new. Two steering stations. Head. GPS(2). Depth(2). Radar. Fishing gear. $38,900. Hank 410-437-1621

2005 Crownline 275CCR For Sale In Chester, MD $49,900 CT379 Contact Gregg Dyson at 410.604.4300 or

29’ Back Cove Hardtop ’09 Meticulously maintained vessel & extremely well equipped. Dinghy w/2-hp 4-stroke OB, Sirius satellite radio, Sirius Marine Weather, Raymarine GPS chartplotter, Raymarine radar 48 mile & much more! Reduced again to $175,000 and looking for offers! OBYS (410) 2260100

29’ Mathews Brothers Patriot ’02 JWB Fiberglass hull. Yanmar 315hp dsl engine. Kept in top cond. at MathewsBros IndoorBoatStorage facility. $150,000 Purchase today! Call Mathews Brothers at (410) 479-9720. 29’ MJM 29z ’08 3 mpg at 24 knots will ease the pain at the gas dock. Wrap around seating for more people than you probably want to take out. PRICE REDUCTION. Offered at $279,900. Contact Ken at (410) 991-1511 or Ken@

29' Ranger Tug '11 Inventory boat w/full warranty and factory sales incentive. Fully equipped including A/C, genset, Garmin electronics and much more. Contact Chuck Wistar 410280-5688,

29’ SeaRay SLX sport day boat model, w/bow seating, swim platform, tow pkg, head, refrigerator, tons of room & clean. Sitting at our office on Kent Island ASK $55,000.Contact BOEMARINE, 866-735-5926,,

28’ Albin TE ‘99 Extended hard top, extra cockpit storage, extra rod holders, custom mattress, professionally maintained, full electronics package. Clean boat, great buy. $79,000. Call Jonathan at 804-776-7575 or

29' Century 2900 CC ‘06, NEW Garmin GPS 3210 w/large display. Transport included to East coast including FL. Low hrs on the Twin 25-hp Yamaha 4-strokes. New electronics. ASK $65,000. Contact BOEMARINE, 866-735-5926,,

28’ Chris-Craft Launch ‘04 Unique Chris-Craft style. Re-powered in 2008 with Volvo 42-hp , Volvo Penta DPS outdrive, Diacom RIMDATA. Upgrades include Garmin 740S plotter, Teak swim-platform, Vacu-flush head, & winter cover to mention a few. $69,900 This is “The One to Buy”. Sassafras Harbor Marina Yacht Sales (888) 2215022

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29’ Dyer 29 ‘91 Hard top model w/ new dsl engine & full canvas cockpit cover. Professionally maintained & continuously upgraded. Reduced to $84,000 Call Denise at Annapolis Yacht Sales 410-267-8181 or

31’ Cabo Express ’96 Stored inside, 300 hrs on 3208 Caterpillar engines, AC, Recently painted by Hinckley fighting lady yellow, $119,000 huge deal!!! , (410) 476-4414, www. 31’ Camano Trawler ’97 New listing! One owner; excellent condition; only 557 hrs on 200 hp Volvo diesel; thruster; windlass; A/C-heat; inverter; new bimini. Asking $112,500. Call Rick Casali 410279-5309 or Rick@

31’ Sea Ray Sundancer ’00 Only 250 hrs on this boat with new canvas, fully loaded, with gen set. New listing in Edgewood, MD Ask $74,900. Contact BOEMARINE, 866-735-5926,, 32’ Bayliner 3258 ‘00 A great family cruiser offers 2 strms, head w/stall shower & accommodations for 6. Full galley, Flybridge has large seating area. Powered by T-Merc. 5.7, dual helm stations. $49,900 Sassafras Harbor Marina Yacht Sales (888) 2215022 32’ Island Gypsy Gourmet Cruiser ’03 Great for cruising! Dark blue hull, AC/ Heat, Bow thruster, Newer electronics, low hrs. No use in 2 years. Bring offers, owner wants sale NOW! Call Dan at 410267-8181. 32’ Kinnamon Bay Boat ’97 John Deere dsl, custom hardtop, Rocker launcher & More, $42,500, 410-4764414,

32’ Mabry ‘03 Yanmar 315HP, Electronics, Full Equipment, Beautifully Finished, $110,000. (410)476-4414 32’ Mast & Mallet ’08 315 Yanmar offers 16 knot cruise; bow thruster; A/C; dark green hull; inverter; varnished transom; like new. Asking $199,000. Bring offers. Rick Casali 410-279-5309 or

32’ Sea Ray Sundancer 320 ’04 T/ Merc V-drives, clean w/navy hull and gen. Only 230 hrs. In RockHall MD. Just reduced to $105,900. Contact BOEMARINE, 866-735-5926,, 32’ Topaz Express ’05 Very clean, . T-Cats, exceptionally equipped, fish ready. Comfortable interior. An integrated entertainment system, flat panel television, DVD player, and AM/FM Stereo/CD player. $209,000 Sassafras Harbor Marina Yacht Sales (410) 708-0579

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33’ Chris Craft ‘85 Flybridge Lift kept. Two AC units, 12,000 & 16,000. Bimini top. Dual station, 350 Mercruiser inboards, low hrs. Good cond. inside & out. Genset needs attention. $16,500. (410) 231-9422. 33’ Grady White ‘08 T/ 350 Yamahas, night vision, Sat TV, generator. One owner boat at our offices. Owner moving up to a larger boats. Please call Jim Lascaris at 301-501-9548. www. 27’

33’ Formula ‘07 This sleek express cruiser with twin 6.2L Mercs is ready for summer. 35 knot cruise and extended Formula warranties - microwave, TV and more. John McDevitt - Bluewater Yacht Sales - Now in Kent Narrows 610-220-5619

36’ Hinckley Picnic Boat Classic ’02 HORSEFEATHERS is a rare late model Classic that offers many of the niceties of the newer EP model. $310,000 Offered by Hinckley Yachts, contact Jennifer Richards (410) 2630095 or 35’ Cruisers Espirit ‘97 Low hrs - aft cabin sleeper upgrade and ready to cruise the bay - a comfortable weekend boat. John McDevitt - Bluewater Yacht Sales - Now in Kent Narrows REDUCED (610) 220-5619.

35’ Marlago Cuddy ’07 Four Strokes. Great electronics. Perfect condition. Also available, 1999, 2002, 2005, 2006. All have Flag Blue hullsides and great equipment, all sold new and serviced by us. Call Ned Dozier, 443995-0732,

34' American Tug 2003 Newly painted AwlCraft Artisto Blue hull. Fully equipped for cruising including loads of spares. Excellent condition. Owners 'wrote the book' on AT maintenance. $240,000 (510) 484-1190,

35’ Sonic SS ’99 Repowered with 500-hp Mercruisers and owner has kept her in "like new" cond.. Shows like a new boat, with trailer & new canvas, Lying on South River, MD. PRICE REDUCED TO Contact BOEMARINE, 86627' $55,000. Chaparral Signature '06 Boat, 735-5926, 34’ Luhrs Sport Fish ’88 Low hrs, show quality condition. Beautifully good cond. Detroit 8.2 dsls, generator, maintained hull, engine and electronA/C.Viking Sparkles like new. LowFish outriggers and ½ tower. Spacious ics.35’ Express Sport hours. $48,500. Art is in flybridge, large cockpit. $64,900 engine ’85  This is aAsking must see boat that Noyce Yachts 410.507.8414 Sassafras Harbor Marina Yacht Sales Howard, wonderful cond. This is the perfect (888) 221-5022. boat for anyone looking for a boat to enjoy with the family or go out & fish with the guys. Please call David at 34’ Silverton Express ’89 Twin our Annapolis North Point Office at Crusader 454s, Gen Set, Air/Heat, New 410-280-2038 Ext. 15 or Email him at Canvas - clean and ready to cruise! $29,900. Call Tony Tumas day or evening (443) 553-5046. email: tony@, see photos & full specs at

2004 Sea Ray 340 Sundancer for just $119,000.00 #BB544 This is truly one of Sea Ray's best making her number one on the used boat market. "Ester" has seen nothing but professional maintenance during her cruising career. Pride in ownership is seen throughout. Contact Kim Ewing at 410.604.4300 or

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36' Carver Santego 34 ‘90 Carver great cond. Gas. Low mileage. Clean. Spacious. Modern interior. Great entertaining and family boat.$25,000. See at Herrington Harbor N. 866-216-9359 36’ Albin Trawler ’81 Classic, single dsl engine, 2 cabin trawler that has been well cared for and has light hrs. Recent autopilot and clean interior. $54,900 Call Tim 410-267-8181 or

36’ Hinckley Picnic Boat Classic ’95 MARAKATA IV is a lovely early model, one owner Picnic Boat that has always been Hinckley maintained. $170,000. Offered by Hinckley Yachts, contact Jennifer Richards (410) 263-0095 or

36’ Hinckley Picnic Boat Classic ’96 model, ROVER resides at an indoor, covered slip and well maintained. She has the newer Yanmar 440 engine with low hours. $199,000 Offered by Hinckley Yachts, contact Jennifer Richards (410) 263-0095 or 36’ Jarvis Newman Pettegrow ’88 None nicer. Repowered in ’05 w/ 370 Yanmar; 15 knot cruise; thruster; genset; A/C; Espar; A/P; radar; 3 GPS/ plotters. Reduction down to $179,500. Call Rick Casali 410-279-5309 or 37’ Egg Harbor Sport Yacht ’08 Full Warranty, never titled. T-Cummins QSB 5.9, generator, hardtop w/enclosure, beautifully decorated interior, 2 strms, head w/stall shower. ’03 model also available. Sassafras Harbor Marina Yacht Sales (410) 708-0579 37’ Lord Nelson Victory Tug ’86  Traditional full displacement pilothouse long range trawler, Cummins 150, Northern Lights generator, well equipped, outstanding cond. $164,000 Deltaville, VA. Call Jonathan (804) 7767575 Photos at www. 37’ Nordic Tug ’99 Blue hulled semidisplacement trawler. Single Cummins 330-hp, Northern Lights generator, Heat/Air, Dinghy and Davit system. Excellent cond.. $259,900 Call Jonathan (804)436-4484 Photos at www.

2002 Sea Ray 380 Sundancer Stock #BB608 Bold styling with a wide beam means a spacious interior and superb galley (including a full-size refrigerator,) excellent storage, and wide-open floor plan define this listing. $150,000 Contact Paul J. Lash at 410.867.9550 or

39’ Intrepid ’07 390 Walkaround, triple 275 Verados, 140 urs. Dive door, Sat TV, tow eye, underwater lights. Flag Blue hullsides & extended hard top. Great cond. Call Ned Dozier, 443-995-0732, Regency 39 Aft Cabin Sun Deck Trawler ’86 $99,500 Many recent upgrades! Twin Volvo dsls, new 8kw Gen Set, Air/Heat, sun deck enclosure, upper & lower helm stations, dinghy hoist & storage. Call Tony Tumas, Great Blue Yachts 443-553-5046 - see photos & full specs at www.

2000 Silverton 392 Motor Yacht $126,000 Very clean, well-cared for 392 Motor Yacht. New canvas, cherry interior, tender and more. BB463 MS For more information contact Mike Skreptack at 410.867.9550 or 40’ Custom Sport Fish ‘79 Bucktail was built by Paul Martin of Oxford, Md. Many lovely custom features and cabinetry, Documented as a “Passenger” vessel. She needs love, cleaning and one of the 2 engines is questionable. Great project as she has excellent bones. Asking $35,000 OBYS 410-226-0100

38’ True North 38 ’02 True adventure boat w/huge opening reverse transom. Galley up, plenty of power, lots of extras. Reduced to $195,000 Call Tim Wilbricht at Annapolis Yacht Sales 410-267-8181 or

40’ Hinckley Talaria ’07 SEA ADMIRAL is currently the most recent Talaria 40 on the market and features the “right” equipment, including the Yanmar 480 Electronically-Controlled Engines. She has been lightly used by her owner in both Maine and Florida and always maintained by the Hinckley Company. $735,000. Offered by Hinckley Yachts, contact Jennifer Richards (410) 263-0095 or

40' Carver Cockpit Motoryacht 1999 This boat has upgrade electronics and plenty of room. Diesel powered makes this a very attractive boat. Both a comfortable cruise and living spaces. John McDevitt - Bluewater Yacht Sales - Now in Kent Narrows - 610-220-5619

40’ Gorbon Custom Downeast Flybridge ’07 $298,000. Volvo common rail dsls give 1 MPG at cruise, 30 knots top. Entire boat is Awlgripped, even the interior fiberglass. Beautiful woodwork, EZ2CY enclosure, all modern systems in a classic package. Call Ned Dozier, 443995-0732, 40’ Legacy 2000 Down East FBMY Best on the market; single Cummins provides 17 knot cruise; bow & stern thrusters; new varnish; flag blue hull; brightwork on transom; excellent canvas; Bristol inside & out. Two staterooms; galley down. For the discriminating yachtsman. Reduced to $359,500. Rick Casali; Rick@ 410-2795309. 40’ Robbins by MathewsBros ’07  Madeline, Fiberglass hull. 540 Cummins dsl eng. Delivered in May of ’08, this highly customized boat is practically new! Available for immediate purchase. Just Reduced $429,000 Call MathewsBros at (410) 479-9720.

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2004 Cruisers 400EX A spacious interior and optional enclosed second stateroom are unique to this 2004 Cruisers 400 Express. $184,500 Contact Paul J. Lash at 410.867.9550 or BB607

41' Viking Convertible '88 the best 1988 around and Bay kept - great wide open interior excellent for entertaining. John McDevitt - Bluewater Yacht Sales - Now in Kent Narrows (610) 220-5619.

2008 T44 Flybridge BLUE ANGEL at $1.195M Pristine Condition

2001 T44 Express SIRIUS at $695,000 Hinckley maintained!

TICKETY-BOO 2 at $380,000

2005 Picnic Boat EP

Dual Air Conditioners

2001 Picnic Boat Classic STEP UP at $295,000 Late model loaded with options!

2007 T29 Runabout FENWAY at $295,000 Volvo 435 engine!

2001 T29 Center Console PASSION at $175,000 A real gem!

42’ Sabre Flybridge Sedan ‘03 This is a lovely, well maintained and popular Sabre. 2 stateroom, 2 helms, lg galley, AP, Radar, bow thruster, windlass, Weaver davits, 12KW genset, AC/ HT, Flat screen TV’s, DVD’s etc. This is a wonderful cruising vessel! Asking $395,000 and will listen to offers. OBYS 410-226-0100

42' Cruisers 405 '04 Twin Yanmar 370-hp dsl engines, 450 hrs. One owner w/all options. Burgundy gel coat & trim, new canvas. Vessel has been maintained in Bristol fashion. Operated by professional captain. Paid slip at Harborview Marina until 4/12. Like new cond. Must be seen. Estate settlement $265,000 (410) 949-0377. 43’ Kha Shing Sea Star Aft Cabin Sundeck Trawler ’91, $115,000. Twin Cat dsls, Gen, Air/Heat, dual helm stations, Full Sundeck enclosure Call Tony Tumas, Great Blue Yachts 443553-5046 - see photos and full specs at

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43’ Tiara Sovran ’07 New listing; in fresh water; all the right options; low hrs. on T-435 hp Volvo IPS drives; joystick; full Raymarine electronics; “Pristine” is a must see. REDUCED $499,000. Rick Casali 410-279-5309 or 43’ Wellcraft ’87 Portofino Express, twin 454 Chevys w/360 hrs, new radar w/GPS & depth, new canvas, 7.5-Kw genset, many other upgrades, call for more details, Sea Scouts, PRICE SLASHED to $29,000, James Klimek, (240) 271-4631,

44’ Hinckley Talaria 44 Express ’02 ALEXA has brand new paint and brand new engines in 2011. Offered by Hinckley Yachts, contact Jennifer Richards (410) 263-0095 or

44’ Hinckley Talaria 44 Motoryacht ’08 LUCKY LUCY is a luxuriously well appointed cruiser. $1.05M. Offered by Hinckley Yachts, contact Jennifer Richards (410) 263-0095 or 44’ Sealine F-44 ’98 Excellent cond.! Two strms, galley down. Fully equipped galley. Cockpit offers easy access molded steps to side-decks & curved stairway to flybridge. Full electronics, SS railing, KVH Satellite, Sony surround system & more upgrades throughout, “Must see”. $219,000 Sassafras Harbor Marina Yacht Sales (888) 221-5022 44’ Travers Chesapeake Bay ’89 Custom cedar plank over oak frame. Dsl powered & well equipped, Generator & AC. Sleeps 6. Boat has been very well maintained. $60,000 bring offers. Sassafras Harbor Marina Yacht Sales (888) 221-5022

45’ North Island ‘10 $680,000 This luxury crusier is beautifully finished and even better equipped. Built by one of Canada's most reputable builders they have brought the quality commercial heritage and yacht quality luxury together. Please contact us for information. 410-476-4414

2006 Carver 46 Voyager. WOW! If you are looking for a fully equipped cruising yacht, with many owner custom upgrades this is the one! $397.000 For more information contact Mike Skreptack at 410.867.9550 or BB415

45’ Searay Sundancer 450 ’96 Powered by T/CAT3126s. Full electronics package w/ KVH sat tv, underwater lights, and new carpets, CLEAN,CLEAN,CLEAN. In Pasadena, MD. Price reduced to $133,900. Contact BOEMARINE, 866-735-5926,,

46’ Markley ’05 Built to fish and charter ready, Full electronics, John Deere diesel, Fishing gear goes with sale, Make Offer – Must Go, 410-476-4414,

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36’ Hinckley Picnic Boat Classic ’95 MARAKATA IV is a lovely early model, one owner Picnic Boat that has always been Hinckley maintained. $180,000. Offered by Hinckley Yachts, contact Jennifer Richards (410) 263-0095 or

46’ Sea Ray Express ’89 Must sell, Make offer! Extra clean, ever popular Sea Ray express. This boat is mint cond. w/extremely low hrs (300), on the durable 3208 Cats. She is in the water and located in Seaford Delaware. One hour from our office. The Yacht Group (800) 827-8089.

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46’ Sea Ray Sundancer ’01 Twin Cummins, full electronics, Huge Price Reduction, well equipped & comfortable, Too much to list, $180,000, 410-4764414,

47’ Riviera M470 Excalibur, ’02, ’05, 496 Mercs, both lift kept, both in amazing condition. 50 mph speed in utmost luxury. The perfect move into cruising for the fast boat enthusiast. Call Ned Dozier, The Yacht Group. 443-995-0732,

47/49 2010 Selene. Price reduced. A turnkey vessel. Lovingly maintained. Fully equipped for long range cruising and a comfortable live-aboard lifestyle. This is a must see vessel. Contact Chuck Wistar (410) 280-5688.

52’ Vista Sun Deck ‘87 Beautiful! Twin Cat 3208s, 3 Zone Air/Heat, Gen Set, Washer/Dryer, Hard Top w/full enclosure, Dinghy w/hard top storage and hoist, Professionally maintained – new fuel tanks! $119,900 Call Tony Tumas, Great Blue Yachts 443-5535046 - see photos & full specs awww.

53' Selene '09 Extensively equipped w/twin Cummins dsls w/props protected w/skegs. Beautiful cherry interior & with a long list of options. Contact Chuck Wistar 410-280-5688,

57’ McKinna Motor Yacht ‘10 Extraordinary vessel! Equipped beyond your imagination and impeccably maintained. She has to be seen to believe. This vessel is ready to take you to the islands and beyond. Asking $995,000 call for a showing today! 410-226-0100

65 Viking Sport Cruiser ‘00 - Well maintained - this three stateroom express is equipped 1300 MANs and cruisers at 32nmph - a go fast with comfort - John McDevitt - Bluewater Yacht Sales - 610-220-5619

50’ Fairline ‘02 Low hrs and the owner has spared nothing while caring for this beauty. John McDevitt - Bluewater Yacht Sales - Now in Kent Narrows (610) 220-5619.

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Composite Yacht................................. 60

Nettle Nets............................................ 51

Allied Boatworks................................. 61

Coppercoat USA.................................. 38

Nick’s Fish House............................... 32

Anchorage Marina............................... 21

Fawcett Boat Supplies........................ 37

North Point Yacht Sales...................... 19

Annapolis Boat Show.......................... 4

Gootee’s Marine.................................. 33

Pantaenius America............................ 27

Annapolis Yacht Sales........................ 17

Gratitude Marina.................................. 41

Pettit Paint............................................ 58

Black Dog Propellers.......................... 16

Hartge Insurance................................. 61

Poor Boy Open.................................... 65

Boatyard Bar & Grill............................ 24

Hartge Yacht Yard............................... 52

Sassafras Harbor Marina Yacht Sales...20

Boatyard Beach Party......................... 42

Hinckley Yacht Services..................... 5

Scandia Marine Services............... 56,66

BOE Marine.......................................... 80

Hinckley Yachts Annapolis................ 73

South River Boat Rentals................... 63

Calvert Co. Dept. of Econ. Dev........... 63

Inner Harbor East Marina.................... 56

St. Michaels Harbour Inn and Marina...11

Campbells Boatyard............................ 52


St. Michaels Marina, LLC.................... 3

Cape Charles Town Harbor................ 51

J Gordon...............................................50

Thursday’s........................................... 43

CCS Valencer....................................... 41

Kent Island Kayaks............................. 66

Tidewater Yacht Service Center......... 56

Chesapeake Beach Resort & Spa...... 25

Landfall Navigation............................. 2

Tim’s River Shore................................ 49

Chesapeake Boat Works.................... 18

Marine Engines.................................... 57

Trac Ecological Products................... 57

Chesapeake Ranger Tugs.................. 13

Marine Technical Services................. 65

Trawlerfest........................................... 30

Clarks Landing.................................... 12

Marks Marine Insurance..................... 32

Vane Brothers...................................... 50

Clean Fuels..........................................49

Martini Yacht Sales............................. 7

Wooden Boat Restoration Company...60

Coastal Climate Control...................... 8

Miller’s Island Propeller, Inc............... 38

Yacht Group, The................................. 71

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Accessories & Equipment

Marine Services

Marine Services


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Marketplace PropTalk Marketplace is a thrifty platform that delivers your message to the heart of the Chesapeake market every month in a dependable and consistent setting. Bay boaters turn to this section when they are in need of products, services, and professional support. The deadline for placing an ad in the October issue of PropTalk is August 25. For more information and pricing, call (410) 216-9309 or Email Follow us!

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Chesapeake Classic

All Aboard by Ruth Christie


lthough the 151-foot Riverboat Chesapeake was built in 1871 at the M. Wise & Co. Yard in Ironton, OH, her name qualifies her as a Chesapeake Classic. In the 1880s, she was purchased by shoe store owner Steve Ball of Wheeling, WV, and operated in the Wheeling-Marietta trade, with master Capt. Steve Thompson. Sadly, she sank off Pittsburgh,

PA, in April of 1887. She is one of several riverboats named Chesapeake. If you know more of the story behind Chesapeake or other subjects of PropTalk’s Chesapeake Classic, send your thoughts to gary We are always looking for intriguing black-and-white photos of boats, people, and ports to celebrate the Chesapeake Bay’s rich past in PropTalk.

##The Sidewheeler Chesapeake, May 2, 1886. Photo courtesy of the Ohio County Public Library

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