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Baltimore Cruising Guide From Our Perspective – Part Two

Life on the hook in Baltimore can be quite wonderful. This past summer, Margaret and I enjoyed ranging around town – and the coffee shops – in the mornings, then spending a relaxing few hours back aboard, before returning to … Continue reading

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Baltimore Cruising Guide From Our Perspective – Part One

Baltimore is a beautiful city built around the water, so it seems like a natural place for cruisers to sample some urban excitement, including museums, the National Aquarium, great parks, a working waterfront, and excellent restaurants and bars. However, the … Continue reading

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A Cruiser’s Review of St. Michaels, Maryland

Sailors from across the Chesapeake Bay know St. Michaels well, as many of them have made a weekend trip to the town a summer tradition. Cruisers from further afield, traveling north and south along the bay, may balk at St. … Continue reading

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A Review of Selina II, a Beautiful Catboat with a Great Captain in St. Michaels

As I said in a previous post, Margaret had scheduled a shoot with Captain Iris of the Selina II during our visit to St. Michaels. It was not long after dropping anchor that we got our first glimpse of the … Continue reading

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A Cruiser’s Review of Annapolis

Annapolis bills itself as the sailing capital of the world with good reason. Regattas, junior sailing, and Wednesday night races, not to mention the regular cruising and day-tripping traffic, crowd hundreds of boats into Spa Creek, which is very much … Continue reading

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Freedom on the Seas: Sailing, Liberty, and American Slavery – Part Three

Slaves gained freedom on and from the water in a variety of ways, not just stealing themselves away on sailing vessels. For instance, we have already seen how Frederick Douglass disguised himself as a sailor to escape to the North. … Continue reading

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Freedom on the Seas: Sailing, Liberty, and American Slavery – Part Two

While Frederick Douglass disguised himself as a sailor to make his way to the North, other slaves gained their freedom from the water in more direct ways. Though sailing gives me a sense of freedom today, these runaways were gaining … Continue reading

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Freedom on the Seas: Sailing, Liberty, and American Slavery – Part One

For a lot of people, myself included, being on the water, especially on a sailboat, represents freedom. Powered by the wind, you have the ability to go anywhere, whether it be across the bay or across an ocean. Moreover, while … Continue reading

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