ST. MICHAELS — From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 26, the schooner Mystic Whaler will be offering dockside tours at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (CBMM) in St. Michaels. The tours are free for CBMM members or with general museum admission.
CHESTER — Kent Narrows Sail & Power Squadron offers courses and seminars for the fall and winter that include: Winterization, Piloting, Fire Extinguisher Training, Cruise Planning, Weather and Partner in Command.
CAMBRIDGE — The skipjack Nathan of Dorchester will soon finish up another successful season of public sails and private charters, taking locals and visitors alike out on the beautiful Choptank River to experience the waterman’s way of life. Sails are offered through the end of October.
So, I was in this waterfront dive, toothpick dangling from the corner of my mouth, my slouch hat rakishly angled to one side, when I sidled up to this lady, got real, real close, and breathed into her tiny pink, bejeweled ear, “Hey, beautiful, you ever been on a tugboat?”
CAMBRIDGE — When the 103rd Cambridge Classic powerboat races were run the weekend of July 27 and 28, a boat from Queen Anne’s County came away with a special prize.
The Back River Restoration Committee and the Gunpowder Valley Conservancy were among 50 nonprofit organizations awarded Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. “Green Grants” on Wednesday in the utility’s support of environmental stewardship efforts.
CAMBRIDGE — Preparations are underway for the 2013 Choptank Heritage Skipjack Race, to be held on the Choptank River Saturday, Sept. 21. The annual race began in 1997 and, with Deal Island’s Labor Day race, is one of only two skipjack races still held on the Chesapeake Bay.
EASTON — In light of the recent Unusual Mortality Event (UME) for bottlenose dolphins declared by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for states from New York to North Carolina, Maryland Department of Natural Resources officials are stressing to citizens not to touch any live or dead stranded dolphins they might find.
CHESTER — Dominion Marina hosted the 4th annual Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing contest Saturday, Aug. 24, for Wounded Warriors who are recovering from traumatic injuries sustained while serving in the nation’s armed forces. The event has been held on Kent Island the past four years, with Dominion Marina hosting it the past three.
CHARLESTOWN — No fewer than 65 young fishermen ages 4 to 16 packed Historic Charlestown Stone Wharf from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 17, for the eleventh installment of an annual catch and release tournament that achieves a handful of goals: acquainting area youth with a beloved nautical pastime while promoting the spirit of friendly competition and bolstering healthy self-esteem.