Chesapeake Bay

How devoted watermen have rescued some of the Chesapeake Bay’s most storied and historic buyboats. more

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Ready for salt in your hair and sea spray in your face? Chesapeake Bay yacht clubs are looking for intrepid racers. more

Aug 10, 2015 12:06 PM Travel

The new and über-smart Brock Environmental Center. more

Feb 10, 2015 9:56 AM Culture 1 Comments

A concerted effort to rebuild the Chesapeake Bay’s crab population has preserved a way of life here that is as ‘summah’ as it gets. more

Jan 12, 2015 10:15 AM Culture

The heyday of the Chesapeake Bay oyster. more

Dec 16, 2014 10:44 AM Culture


Courtesy of Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel

The Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel turns 50. more

Oct 21, 2014 8:57 AM Travel

For the freshest of summer’s bounty from the Bay, head to Saxis. more



Photo Courtesy of Blue Crab Bay Co.

The mixer that saved a company. more

Jun 5, 2013 2:30 PM Best of Virginia 2013

Savor the flavors of the seven oyster regions of the Chesapeake Bay. more

Jun 5, 2013 1:01 PM Best of Virginia 2013

Marine biologists at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science in Gloucester Point work to protect one of Virginia’s most important natural resources… its fisheries. more

Oct 15, 2012 9:37 AM Travel

Sunken Ships

Ben Swenson

70-year-old ships made out of concrete (no, really) now form a breakwater off the Eastern Shore's Kiptopeke Beach. more

Dec 23, 2011 2:20 PM Travel


Photography by Tony Giammarino | Styling by Mona Dworkin

A once prosaic weekend home in White Stone has been transformed into a sophisticated redoubt. more

Aug 16, 2011 11:52 AM Home 2 Comments


Kyle Webster

Angling for striper with his father-in-law on the Chesapeake Bay, BEAU BEASLEY finally gets why his own father never cared whether he caught much. more

Jun 15, 2011 9:40 AM Travel


Glen McClure

Photographer Glen McClure traveled around the Chesapeake Bay, taking pictures of an “endangered species”—the watermen who fish and crab, and work on wharves and in seafood processing houses. Here are a few of McClure’s honest portraits. more

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Sand and Spectacle

Courtesy of Ocean View Museum

Ocean View Amusement Park was a major seaside attraction for 80 years, offering fishing, rides and crazy sideshow acts. more

Jan 4, 2011 11:43 AM Culture 6 Comments


Patricia Lyons

In its day, the Lynnhaven oyster was prized by celebrities and regular folks alike. Pollution nearly killed off the mollusk, but the seafood classic is making a comeback. more

Dec 3, 2010 11:50 AM Culture

The Foundation raised more than $630,000 at its 19th annual Grand Auction held late last year at the Stantons'. more

Aug 3, 2010 1:06 PM Culture

Poquoson is a peninsula jutting into the Chesapeake Bay and the oldest continuously named town in Virginia, where crusty watermen mingle with brainy NASA scientists, and where family histories go back to the 1700s. more



Tyler Darden

Before long, a strange sensation will start to grip fishermen and consumers along the East Coast—striper madness! It’s a hard-to-define attraction to the striped bass, a migratory game fish found in large numbers in the Chesapeake Bay. more

Sep 11, 2009 11:49 AM Food

Want an eco-adventure that’s a little different? Spend a night in a historic oyster watch house in the marshland off one of Virginia’s barrier islands. Watermen once used these one-room shacks to protect their harvests. more

Jul 21, 2009 5:32 PM Travel

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