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.

October 1, 2019
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) monitoring data show that dissolved oxyge
September 30, 2019
Every October the U.S. Powerboat Show in Annapolis Harbor brings together the powerboating community for four wonderful days of boat-buying, partying, marine education, and all things boating.
September 30, 2019
Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse was lit on November 28, 1875, named to the National Register of Historic Places in 1975, and automated in 1986.
September 26, 2019
Have you ever had your boat slam hard against a dock because of a passing boat’s wake?
September 23, 2019
The SS United states, known as "America's Flagship," became a true symbol of American engineering strength. She served us in times of peace and war.
September 20, 2019
Your VHF radio should always be on when you are underway, at anchor, or drifting.
September 19, 2019
It is shaping up to be a jam-packed weekend on the Chesapeake Bay! In Maryland and Virginia there will be powerboat racing, fishing tournaments, clean ups, and more. What's on your calendar?
September 19, 2019
Trawler enthusiasts will gather in Baltimore at Harbor East Marina for Passagemaker's annual TrawlerFest for seminars and an in-water boat show.
September 12, 2019
This list is just a sampling of some of the new and premiering boats that will be featured at the 2019 U.S.
September 5, 2019
Jim Maier is the founder and CEO of BOE Marine. PropTalk recently caught up with Maier to chat about boating and how his business was started.
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?