1. Shaw Bay on the Wye River - This is a well-known and often overlooked anchorage near the entrance to the Wye River. It has deepwater access and plenty of space to pick a quiet part of the anchorage. This is also a great anchorage for raft ups with friends. You could spend a whole day exploring the nooks and crannies of the Wye River.
When you’re on the water, emergencies happen quickly and it is important to know how to call for help. In these scenarios, the ability to request help quickly can be the difference between life and death.
This blog post details 2 easy ways for you to find and relay your location when you need help on the water.
Pre-departure Checklist. Prepare, Prepare, Prepare! This is your checklist for safety and fun. Be sure your checklist includes all of the safety gear you need for your boat as well as for you and your passengers.
Watch the weather! Download extended forecasts and check the radar frequently. Have a plan in place in case a storm comes up quickly.
Bring paper charts! GPS and charting Apps are great, but electronics can fail. Always keep paper charts of the area you are navigating onboard. Review safety plans with your boat crew/guests and make sure everyone knows the
Hello all fellow boaters on the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay. This is Capt. Adam with Tow Jamm Marine, TowBoatU.S Kent Narrows/Knapps Narrows. I am coming to you today with a navigational hazard that last season caused damage to some vessels out on the water. We wanted to bring this to your attention in order to help inform our fellow boaters of this hazard.
Hats off to all the parents running businesses and raising kids - I would relate it to having a garage band play in your living room while you try to juggle fire balls and also prepare macaroni and cheese all while answering the phone and changing a diaper. It is the hardest, yet most rewarding feeling in the world. Life as a young towboat family can be full of adrenaline (Hurry hon, there is a boat taking on water off of Tilghman point!) to relaxed and full of family time.