Chesapeake Bay News

The latest Chesapeake Bay news affecting powerboaters, anglers, and anyone living or working on the Chesapeake Bay. For Chesapeake business-related news, visit our Chesapeake Business News page.

August 30, 2019
The Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) has announced that as part of Tier 1 of the ongoing Chesapeake
August 28, 2019
If you have been in or out of Middle River in the Upper Bay in the last year and half, you can’t h
August 27, 2019
BoatUS cautions recreational boaters to avoid filling up with “Regular 88” fuel, which may contain up to 15 percent ethanol, enough to harm the boat motor.
August 24, 2019
Captain Charles Gassert Jr. shares this story of a recent rescue he played a part in on the South River, using his handheld VHF radio.
August 19, 2019
Whether you’re on the hunt for a new-to-you boat at a good price or just looking for an excuse to drink beer in the morning while looking at boats, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s (CBMM) Chari
August 15, 2019
As boaters, we have both the opportunity and the responsibility to reduce plastics in the waterways. BoatU.S. offers these three suggestions.
August 13, 2019
Jim Bullard, vice president of Smith Point Sea Rescue, shares with PropTalk this story of an amazing rescue of a man overboard near
July 29, 2019
Last summer when a friend was bitten by a copperhead near a stream in Virginia, it got us wondering, what are the common snakes we should know about in Chesapeake country?
July 24, 2019
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources reports that Chesapeake Bay underwater grass abundance fared better than expected in 2018, despite extreme rainfall causing a spike in nutrients and sed
July 23, 2019
The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to the
July 19, 2019
The Fort McHenry Paddle Project is a collaborative effort to educate Baltimore City middle and high school students about paddling, the Chesapeake Bay, the history of Fort McHenry, and the wetland…
July 10, 2019
So, are you a Road Warrior? You want to hit the road and do all those fun things at far away places, do you?
July 8, 2019
NOAA, the state of Maryland, and Charles County announced July 8 the designation of a new national marine sanctuary in
July 8, 2019
Chesapeake Clean-Up Week, CCA Maryland’s inaugural statewide trash clean-up will run July 7-13. Saturday, July 13, CCA Maryland has three designated clean-up sites that will be run by chapters from
July 2, 2019
Aiming to keep our waterways safe this holiday weekend, July 5-7, the Maryland Natural Resources Police will again join the nationwide effort by local, state, and federal agencies in the tenth annu
June 27, 2019
Go by boat, or go by car, but don’t let the summer slip by without attending at least one outdoor waterfront concert. Here are just a few of the many around the Bay. 
June 27, 2019
Standup paddleboard enthusiasts of all levels look forward to the East of Maui – Eastport Yacht Club (EYC) Chesapeake Standup Challenge, an open-water SUP race set in
June 25, 2019
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has announced the awarding of $30.9 million in