Month: November 2010

On Boat Models

With steamships on the mind, I was thinking that, aside from my father, one of the most influential men during my formative years was Hugh Corbett. Mr. Corbett was my fourth and fifth grade teacher. My school was an English day school in the heart of NYC; much of the faculty was from the United …

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Majestic Chesapeake

Lit by a brilliant moon, wisps of ground fog look like white fire. Dawn is less than thirty minutes away, and Canada geese are starting to honk over recently tilled fields. White-tailed deer could be seen from my mooring and one was hung upside down at a farm home along the way to Coan River …

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Chester River Adventures

Chester River is a lovely run and, last week, I enjoyed it with two friends, ballet dancers who were experiencing their first mini-cruise. An unfamiliar turn off, however, led to a hysterical moment for all of us. We discovered a beautiful sand beach and anchored off it around 3pm. The location was noteworthy because sand …

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