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John Stefancik

Oyster Recovery Partnership

In the later years of the 1800s, the oyster harvest on the Chesapeake Bay had already made the Bay a famous place—worldwide. Oysters were caught and packed here at a record rate. Hundreds of skipjacks could be seen plying the waters. There were so many watermen catching an abundance of these…

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The Adventures of Sailing La Vagabonde

If you were born in the 21 st century, chances are you get most of your news and information via the web. You probably even know what a social media influencer is. So, if I told you a story about certain stars of YouTube with more than a million subscribers, you'd probably be interested. Riley…

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The Annapolis Boat Shows

The United States Sailboat Show began in Annapolis in October 1970 on City Dock. Considered a novelty of the time, the show has evolved into a mainstay of the international sailing industry and the largest event of its kind in the world. After a humble beginning that featured just 51 boats, the 50th…

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Foxglove Charter

In 1926 a 45-foot mahogany classic motor yacht sat brand-new in a ship builder’s lot somewhere in southern New Jersey. Soon thereafter, a man named Walter Bowes, owner of Pitney Bowes (a mailing and shipping company), bought the boat for his own pleasure - to cruise around the inlets and perhaps…

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