Chesapeake Bay

Travel writer Terry Ward returns to the river house she knew as a child and thought she had outgrown. Follow her as she reclaims a lost sense of wonder in this, one of the state’s most timeless and fascinating places. more


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

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Northern Neck chefs share hearty oyster recipes for your holiday table. more

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The heyday of the Chesapeake Bay oyster. more


Editors’ picks for 24 hours at the shore. more

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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


The Tangier Island Oyster Co. is betting its bivalves will spark both economic and environmental recovery for this singular Chesapeake Bay community. more

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Spend some time winding down on the Eastern Shore. 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


The new and über-smart Brock Environmental Center. more

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Courtesy of Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel

The Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel turns 50. more


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

Best of Virginia 2013

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

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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


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



Photography by Tony Giammarino | Styling by Mona Dworkin

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

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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



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

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