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Re: Chesapeake Cruising Guide

Consider mine another vote for Shellenberger's "Cruising the Chesapeake", you can get a copy cheap from www.Abebooks. While you're there let me also suggest Beautiful Swimmers by William Warner and a copy of Micheners's Chesapeake.
These books give you a good sense of the places and the history of the bay, often I find myself comparing charts, the Shellenberger book and remembering or pulling up passages from the others.
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Consider mine another vote for Shellenberger's "Cruising the Chesapeake", you can get a copy cheap from www.Abebooks. While you're there let me also suggest Beautiful Swimmers by William Warner and a copy of Micheners's Chesapeake.
These books give you a good sense of the places and the history of the bay, often I find myself comparing charts, the Shellenberger book and remembering or pulling up passages from the others.
Yes, this here is good advice. These sources are dated but give one good ideas and a still valid sense of what to expect.

I would add the most recent Williams and Heintz 'cruising guides' for the Maryland and Virginia portions of the Bay. They update their charts every two years (I think) and provide pretty up-to-date info on marinas and shore services.
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As a cautionary tale to how out of date even a "current" printed cruising guide can be for shoreside diversions, some years ago, back in the days before ubiquitous smartphones, we were cruising the Chester River and read in our latest cruising guide that Queenstown had a good ice cream store in walking distance from the town dock. We picked our way through the tricky entrance channel, dropped anchor in the small harbor, and launched the dinghy. Being a brutally hot and windless summer day, we couldn't wait for ice cold refreshment. Once we got to the town, the only open business was a pizza place! They were happy to sell us cold sodas, which of course weren't quite the same, and they told us the ice cream store had closed up years before.
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Printed Maine cruising guides are also often grossly outdated. I too have looked for the little shack thatís sells sandwiches and live lobsters, etc, only to learn they were closed years early. Some may have only existed for the brief moment in time that the guide was written.

Itís not the end of the world. There is always good info that doesnít change and you have to approach cruising with a bit of adventure and desire to figure it out. The more time I have, the less needs to be pre-planned.
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Re: Chesapeake Cruising Guide

Perfect. Thank you all.
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Re: Chesapeake Cruising Guide

Not many actually read the weekly Local Notice to Mariners but I find that it contains valuable information beyond which lights are inoperable or otherwise off station. A section at the end lists events such as fireworks, boat races, swims, etc. and anything else going on on the water that requires a Coast Guard permit.

Alternatively, you can get daily updates via email for your Coast Guard sector. I created a separate Gmail account and periodically delete everything after I pick out what pertains to where we'll be sailing. Of particular importance lately are the security zones being activated around which boaters must navigate or request permission to enter.

https://navcen.uscg.gov/?pageName=feeds

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Re: Chesapeake Cruising Guide

Thanks Donna!
This is Great info for all of us. Personally, I had no idea that they also included this info.
As an aside..am heading down for the next 2 weekends out of Kent Island...Am considering Rhode River or South River this weekend if anyone would like a meet up...I play a Mean guitar..HA! and Pam sings a gentle song...Would love to say Hi.
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