Hammer Down! Spectating Powerboat Racing

Hanging out on shore in style. Photo by PropTalk

Powerboat racing is often called “NASCAR on the water” for good reason: the high speed action occurring on the water just offshore is just as exciting as anything Tony Stewart or Jeff Gordon brings to the table. But in one sense, powerboat racing smokes anything in a car: we’d much rather be sitting on a […]

Coast Guard Rescues Man off Last Dollar


The Coast Guard medevaced a 58-year old man from a 40-foot boat 46 miles east of Ocean City on Friday, June 19. Coast Guard Sector Baltimore received a good Samaritan’s notification at 12:30 p.m. that the man was in need of medical assistance, so a MH-65 Dolphin helicopter flew from Atlantic City, NJ, and found […]

Thunder on the Narrows: Who Makes it Happen?

Photo by Ben Dubit

Thunder on the Narrows, held June 27-28, is organized by the Kent Narrows Racing Association (KNRA), and its members, all of whom support racing on the Chesapeake Bay and specifically this annual race, sanctioned through the American Power Boat Association (APBA). This year’s race has these special features: the Divisional Championships, EPIC Championship Events, the […]

Antique & Classic Boat Show & Festival: June 19-20

A beauty awaits an afternoon storm at the 2014 Antique and Classic Boat Festival.

A Variety of Boats What types of boats attract you? Do you prefer runabouts or cruisers? Cuddy cabins or fishing boats? Fiberglass or wood? The once-a-year show in St. Michaels will have them all, plus a full festival of events, vendors, seminars, maritime-themed artists and craftsmen, plus music and food. This year the Chesapeake Bay […]

What’s In Season: Crab-Stuffed Flounder


If you read our fishing section, you know that flounder is hot this season. And for good reason. One of our favorite dishes is a crab-stuffed summer flounder. It’s a simple way to dress up filets, with the succulent crab and Imperial topping taking the whole thing to another level entirely. If we’re making this […]

Know Before You Swim

Sandy Point State Park. Photo courtesy of Maryland Department of the Environment

On June 10, the Anne Arundel County Department of Health issued advisories against swimming and other direct water contact at two beaches: Arden Beach at Shore End Drive, which is in Crownsville, Maryland and on the Severn River and Londontown Beach at Silver Run Road, which is in Edgewater, Maryland and on the South River, due to high bacteria […]

Treat Dad to Father’s Day on the Bay

The William B. Tennison of the Calvert Marine Museum.

This year Father’s Day falls on June 21, which also happens to be the first day of summer! That calls for an extra special day for Dad, so we’ve rounded up some activities on and around the Bay to get everyone outside and on the water. Eat and Cruise The Calvert Marine Museum in Solomons, […]

Trade in Video Games for Fishing Rods

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From Soundings Trade Only— Bass Pro Shops announced “Gone Fishing,” a major new program to introduce people of all ages, especially urban youth and children overly focused on digital devices, to fishing as a gateway to discovering the outdoors. The national program (June 13 & 14, 20 & 21) encompasses initiatives to introduce audiences that haven’t been […]