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Great paddling day-trip to Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge

I had been scoping a day-trip paddle to Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge, on Maryland’s Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake, for a year and half, but I had never managed to get it to work. Until Friday. I loaded AL DEMANY CHIMAN and headed out to the cute village of Queenstown, MD, on the [...]

’round the blogs – great stuff from elsewhere in the traditional boat blogosphere

It has been far too long (we do I always find myself starting this way? SIGH) since we here at Chine bLog highlighted the great posts others have offered the world regarding wooden / traditional boats. Yes, believe it or not, Chine bLog is NOT the only source. Really. It’s true. If you haven’t discovered [...]

MISTER JIM, a nice Chesapeake Bay workboat

On my most recent trip to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum I took a quick wander around to check out the other beauties. Among the beauties was this one: MISTER JIM. “Mister Jim” just screams beauty, no?

Location: St. Michaels, MD, USA


A final sighting – for now – at Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

A final note from Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum – I mentioned Dan Sutherland below. I parked, not yet beknownst to me, next to his truck, which had an interesting looking boat on top of it. I was pretty sure I correctly pegged it as a replica of an old sailing canoe, and right I was. [...]

Making sawdust again – apprenticing at Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

As my regular readers know (you know who you three are), I am longer on boat building desire than I am on facilities and time to actually do it. Ergo, I blog… That all changed today, however, and will again three out of the next four weekends. Courtesy of a thoughtful Christmas gift from Mrs. [...]

Latest on the warm, brown Chesapeake

I read with interest Angus Phillips’ piece in Sunday’s Washington Post about the masses of sediment that deluge the Chesapeake during rain storm like we’ve had here recently. He writes:

Is the Chesapeake turning into a dead mud hole? Every year it seems to get worse, and it’s not just my imagination. “It’s becoming way [...]