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The Woodwinds, Sailing into Spring

Bears aren't the only ones who hibernate throughout the winter. As soon as the birds begin to chirp and the flowers begin to blossom, the boats around Annapolis begin to find their way out of their plastic shrink wrap and into the cold waters of the Chesapeake Bay. When Annapolis Discovered…

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African American Watermen of the Chesapeake

Did you know that the Chesapeake Bay is the largest estuary in the United States? It is a cornerstone of environmental and economic activity of the more than 18 million people living in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, which stretches from Virginia and West Virginia to as far north as New York…

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The Wilma Lee Skipjack Sets Sail

The Wilma Lee sails into City Dock in Annapolis. Photo courtesy of Visit Annapolis. Built in 1940 and restored in 2019, the Wilma Lee was unveiled this past summer as the latest boat to set sail on the shores of the Chesapeake. This historic boat resides at the Annapolis Maritime Museum and…

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Annapolis History Tours: Safe and Socially Distant

Annapolis, Maryland, USA downtown view over Main Street with the State House. Photos courtesy of Watermark, Explore the Heart of Annapolis and TripAdvisor. Nothing says Summer in Annapolis like going outdoors and taking in its historical charm or spending time by the beautiful waters of the…

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Climb Aboard the Harbor Queen by Watermark

Here in Annapolis, we claim the Chesapeake Bay, the nation's largest estuary, as our very own playground. With countless rivers, streams, and coves spanning over five hundred miles of the shoreline - there are plenty of ways to play on the water. Spend the afternoon paddle boarding through the areas…

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Meet Local Photographer Jay Fleming

If there is one thing you should know about Annapolis photographer, Jay Fleming, it's that he will do just about anything to get the right shot. Even if it means paddling out miles, in open water, at the perfect time of day to get the proper lighting at the proper angle. In short, he'll stop at…

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Boatyard Beach Bash: A Parrothead Paradise

What do Annapolis and Key West have in common? A laid-back atmosphere, a penchant for good drinks, the water (of course), and – every September – a large collection of Parrotheads (Parrotheads are the faithful followers of Jimmy Buffett). On Saturday, September 15th, those that live anywhere north…

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