North Haven is full of quiet doorways.

Discovering Island Time on North Haven

6/23/2012 - I noticed things heating up in the quiet village of North Haven last weekend. Suddenly cars were on the road, people began to materialize, and they were walking briskly. Then I looked out between buildings along Main Street, and saw the Captain Neal Burgess docking up below. The ferry sets… SEE MORE
The USCG EAGLE and friends

Operation Sail 2012 Arrives in Baltimore

6/15/2012 - The much anticipated Maryland Star-Spangled Sailabration / Operation Sail 2012 event kicked off June 14 in Baltimore's Inner Harbor. Over forty tall ships, smaller sailing vessels, and grey warships from the US and foreign countries are represented in the festivities, as well as dedicated shore events and displays. There are… SEE MORE

VA Aquaculture a Bright Spot in Weak Economy

6/8/2012 - Virginia’s oyster aquaculture industry is growing steadily despite the struggling economy and some setbacks in hatchery production, according to a report from Virginia Institute of Marine Science and Virginia Sea Grant. In 2011, oyster growers sold over 23 million oysters worth more than $6.7 million — up 38% from 2010.… SEE MORE
Oysters, clams, striped bass, and weak fish are just some seafood types local to Hampton Roads. ©Janet Krenn/VASG

Will a Community Supported Fishery Work in VA?

5/25/2012 - The Virginia Sea Grant–College of William & Mary partnership to investigate local interest in establishing a community supported fishery (CSF) is continuing this summer, with two interns from William & Mary (WM) working in the Virginia Sea Grant offices at Virginia Institute of Marine Science. Rising WM Mason School of… SEE MORE

Signs of Spring: Alewifes Return to Maine Rivers

5/17/2012 - There are fish in these rivers. In the Kennebec, the Penobscot, the rivers in between and either side, the alewives are running. I wrote a story about alewives for the May issue of Fishermen’s Voice, well before alewife season began. Now I want to see the fish. Yesterday I stopped… SEE MORE
Sail directly to the Chart House Restaurant and tie up for the meal.

A Delicious Tenure on Annapolis Harbor

5/13/2012 - Anyone who has been familiar with Annapolis for long knows of the Chart House Restaurant, which opened in its current location back in 1979 and quickly earned a reputation for some of the best views of Annapolis Harbor and superb seafood cuisine. We've enjoyed wonderful evenings here a number of… SEE MORE
Capt. Rich and Ann Cook run The Local Catch, to sell fresh catch at farmers markets.

Voices from the Waterfront: Meet Ann and Richard Cook

5/8/2012 - Ann and Capt. Richard Cook of Charlestown, Rhode Island, sell locally caught, fresh seafood at Rhode Island and Connecticut farmers markets, restaurants, and through their community supported fishery program. Capt. Cook also fishes for summer flounder, striped bass, sea bass, and lobster from the Sandra Lynn, his 35-foot fiberglass boat.… SEE MORE
Caught this morning soft-shell blue crabs

The Chesapeake Soft-Shell Crabs Are Here!

5/7/2012 - The early harbingers of Spring -- the ospreys and rockfish -- have arrived, but the season hasn't officially begun until the feisty rockstars of the Bay strut (or is that scuttle?) into town! For those fortunate enough to find themselves near the mouth of the Potomac River, a real treat… SEE MORE