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Boating Destination Reviews for Travelers Along the Eastern Seaboard

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.



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.



St. Augustine

 St. Augustine is one of the prettiest and most historically compelling communities on the East Coast. It’s also an exceptionally practical place to stop. Hundreds of boats use the nearby ocean inlet weekly, including many that take advantage of productive fishing offshore.



Jamestown Rhode Island

For thousands of travelers intent on reaching the busy streets of Newport, Conanicut Island is just a mile-long strip of highway bookended by two bridges.



Soaking up summer

 Longtime cruisers indulge in their favorite summertime destinations up and down the East Coast

From Maine to Florida, here are five favorite stops to take in everything the season has to offer.Soundings contributing writer Mary Drake and her photographer husband, Bob, have been wayfaring together for over 25 years up and down the east coast. Here, they provide brief descriptions of five of their favorite haunts.



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