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Boating Destination Reviews for Travelers Along the Eastern Seaboard

On the Bay

Photos by Bob Grieser

Chesapeake Bay dishes out a cornucopia of fun, and only unfavorable weather or contrary boaters affect it. Mother Nature did not design the Bay as a place to demonstrate her anger, but when things go wrong conditions can test you and teach lessons. Tomorrow on the Bay usually promises another summer outing in a land of pleasant living, filled with adventure and great expectations.

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Show Time

Photos by Billy Black

Whether you’re in the mood to buy or not, the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is a spectacle. Against a backdrop of golden sunsets, palm trees and pretty women — lots of pretty women — the show reminds us that it is, in fact, a “show,” not just a sales venue.

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Venice of America

Fort Lauderdale is ground zero for all things nautical, but you’ll find much more if you set a few waypoints off the beaten path

The inlet of Port Everglades leads you into Fort Lauderdale, one of the most opulent cities on the East Coast. Paradoxically, if you’re a boater with a need it can also be one of the most practical cities. They say that if you can’t find it for your boat here, it doesn’t exist.

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Chesapeake classics

Forget the tie and the socks. On Father’s Day weekend this year a lot of dads got to hang around lovingly restored wooden boats in breezy, picture-perfect weather and dine with their families on mouth-watering Chesapeake Bay blue crabs at the Antique & Classic Boat Festival in St. Michaels, Md.

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Finding a place to tie up

The steady stream of boats in the 'Yachting Capital of the World'Slips range from rental docks behind homes to famous resort marinas with facilities adequate for most yachts. Here are some examples.

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