people take to the water. The Eastern Shore earns its name by virtue of water, the Chesapeake Bay. And if you look at a map of Talbot County, itâ€™s the rivers ~ Choptank, Miles, Tred Avon ~ and creeks that shape the county. Itâ€™s no surprise that boating in all its forms is one of the biggest attractions to the area. Sailing brings a number of people to Oxford and St. Michaels. The Miles River and Tred Avon yacht clubs have their weekly races and regattas. As kids we would pile onto boats or shoreline to watch Doug Hanks Sr. and Jimmy Wilson duke it out for bragging rights on Chesapeake Bay log canoes. It was the equivalent of NASCAR with old wooden boats.
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Tidewater Times July 2017