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Get ready

Writing a monthly column has its challenges, though they’re not what you might think. It’s true that a good topic can be temporarily elusive, but a very early wake-up call summons a patch of quiet time and space to think. Deadline pressure...

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Bay Tripper

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‘Relax, you’re on the river’

When Capt. John Smith came up the Chesapeake in 1608 and rounded what is now Howell Point into the Sassafras River, he was met by dugouts filled with armed Tockwogh warriors. Although he had been trading with Iroquois raiders, the Tockwoghs’ mortal...

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New England Fishing

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Fish sense: Hatches, matched and otherwise

Match the hatch. Yet another three-word morsel of alleged angling wisdom rendered more or less inert by overuse. My brain barely acknowledges the phrase anymore, skips right over it the way it does articles and other bits of grammatical sinew. And so...

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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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