THE CHESAPEAKE TODAY photo Enter to win a Kindle Paperwhitehttp://theprivateerclause.com/ Cole’s Point Tavern in St. Mary’s County, Md. has a liquor license that requires a Sheriff’s Deputy to inspect to ensure rules are adhered to arrive by boat. One can figure how often that happens. The bar also is governed by […]Continue Reading
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Norfolk residents can experience the return of reliable train service to the city. For the first time in 35 years, Amtrak train service will originate in Norfolk, with new departures connecting passengers to destinations north of the city, giving our travelers more benefits while the existing Amtrak bus service between Virginia Beach, Norfolk and Newport News continues to run.Continue Reading
Pirate Poachers of the Bay
Over the past year, THE CHESAPEAKE TODAY has been highlighting the arrests of outlaw watermen in the Maryland and Virginia waters of the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries.
Readers who have been following these violations and the tracking of the court appearances have been learning that, for most cases, the legal repercussions of these infractions have been very minor or non-existent.Continue Reading
Fitzie’s Marina owner Dan FitzGerald reports that thirteen historic Chesapeake Bay Buyboats are visiting Fitzie’s this weekend.
“There were thirteen here last night and tonight and tomorrow we expect to host ten at Fitzie’s,” FitzGerald told THE CHESAPEAKE TODAY.
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SALISBURY, MD. — Given the huge expanse of the Chesapeake Bay region, with all its mighty tributaries, such as the Magothy, the Patuxent, Potomac and Choptank, it only figures that Maryland is the home of a shipbuilder. The old Davis Shipyard on Solomon’s Island was well-known world-wide for its custom sailing vessels in the last century, as was Trumpy’s custom yachts in Annapolis and the Liberty ships of Bethlehem Steel during WWII.
Now the Chesapeake Shipbuilding Co. has been building various vessels that sail the seas around the world, specializing in ocean-going tugboats, utility vessels, fireboats, ferries and small to medium size passenger cruise ships.Continue Reading
Ken Rossignol’s new series is off to a great start with Chesapeake 1850, the tale of Ethan Douglas from his days as a 10 year old cabin boy on his grandfather’s Chesapeake Bay steamship before the Civil War, through his rise to become a wealthy ship owner. The young boy witnesses everything from a hanging to hurricanes, to bloody Oyster Wars, and meets the love of his life and later marries her. The author does an excellent job of bringing history to life in an entertaining and captivating way that keeps you reading from start to finish.” — New York Times best-selling author Nick RussellContinue Reading
NORFOLK, Va. — This collier was anchored at the Lynnhaven anchorage at the southern-most shores of the Chesapeake Bay while waiting berth space in Norfolk. The tempest of northern winds on Tuesday night that smashed into the northern shores of Willoughby Spit and Ocean View sea side communities of Norfolk and Lynnhaven Inlet, Chesapeake Beach, Little Creek Inlet, and Chick’s Beach
communities of Virginia Beach, Virginia scattered many ocean going cargo and coal ships that were anchored at an officially approved anchorage.
Prior to boarding the ship, visitors are invited to see the film, Forward for Freedom, which will be shown in the new Battleship Intro Theater inside Nauticus. The six-minute film brings the Wisconsin to life through the stories and commentary of those who have supported the ship, especially those who served aboard her .Continue Reading