Tag Archives: Maryland

National Geographic Traveler “Best of the World” for 2016

Tangier and Smith Islands—This entry explains why Tangier and Smith Islands in the Chesapeake Bay are “must-see places.” The hard-copy magazine format is online here; the web version with lots of tips and links is online here.

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The U.S. Naval Academy

July 2008 Soundings

Of all the places to explore by boat on the Chesapeake Bay, Annapolis is one of the must-see ports of call. And the real gem of Annapolis is the U.S. Naval Academy, where the Navy trains its officer corps.

The July 2008 issue of Soundings magazine provides a travel destination feature on the Academy and how to reach it by boat.

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Smith Island: A Multi-Layered Layercake

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At the very southern edge of Maryland’s waters in the Chesapeake Bay is Smith Island — one of only two inhabited watermen-community islands left on the bay (Tangier Island, VA, just to the south, is the other). As crabbing and fishing decline, the remaining residents of Smith Island are fighting for economic survival.

This article in SailingBeat describes the importance of Smith Island Layercakes to an historic  and threatened community.