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Unstoppable spring

- Is it a bright, cold day in April? Hang in there. The days are lengthening, and the tepid sunshine of winter’s fraudulent orange orb will soon be replaced by real warmth. Spring is almost here, and we eagerly scout the...

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Bay Tripper

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The Chesapeake is their oyster

Oyster farming on Chesapeake Bay is on the rise thanks to the opening of new oyster grounds and the streamlining of regulations. Once home to the most prolific oyster grounds on the planet, the Chesapeake’s oyster harvest today is just 1 percent...

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New England Fishing

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Grab your gear: the spawn is on

As the days grow ever so slightly longer and warmer in Chesapeake country, anglers begin to feel an itch. For most, the thing that needs scratching is the trophy striped bass season, which kicks off in Maryland waters in mid-April. But tuned-in...

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Loose Cannon

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Peter Swanson's Soundings blog

PassageMaker executive editor Peter Swanson weighs in with his thoughts on recreational boating and the boating lifestyle.

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Swamp Yankee

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Bill Sisson's refit blog

Soundings editor-in-chief Bill Sisson details the refit of a 22-year-old Down Easter.

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