Volume 11 Issue 41
October 9-15, 2003

The U.S. Sailboat Show is in Town
It’s an awesome view you’ll see waterside in Annapolis, with as many as 250 brand-new boats in the water, tethered along 1.1 miles of floating docks. Photo courtesy of the United States Sailboat Show.

On Our Cover

How to See the Boat Shows
by Peter Bell, James Clemenko and Kimberly Goode
If the biggest shows in town — the United States Sailboat and Powerboat Shows — seem appallingly large, varied and complex, that’s because they are. Here’s advice on how to get the most from your visit.

  • Brushing up after Isabel
    10,000-ton pile still mounting in Anne Arundel
    by Sonia Linebaugh
  • It’s Official!
    Volvo Ocean Race Sails to Chesapeake Country in 2006
    by James Clemenko
  • On the Shoulders of Heroes
    Anne Arundel Women honored in the tradition of civil rights fighter Fannie Lou Hamer
    by Kimberly Goode
  • Seahorses School in Calvert
    Creating a new species to mark 350 years
    by SOM
  • Way Downstream
    • In Annapolis, Anne Arundel County says watermen were here first and get to stay…
    • and Gov. Robert Ehrlich vows his administration won’t be wasting money on land preservation…
    • This week’s Creature Feature: In British Columbia’s Nootka Sound, Luna the lonely killer whale is headed back to the pod.

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