Dotting its more than 3,000-mile shoreline are creeks, coves, and inlets – or gunkholes in Chesapeake Bay parlance. They are as challenging as they are charming for cruisers to fi nd and enter, sometimes discouraging the less adventuresome. But thanks to author Bill Shellenberger, you will be able to enjoy these hidden treasures like an old pro.
For more than twenty years, Bill Shellenberger's Cruising the Chesapeake has been the guide of choice for sailors and motor cruisers seeking to avoid the beaten path. Here Bill shares with you his engaging, heartfelt evocation of the Bay, its shores, history, wildlife, and people. No other guide to the region offers such complete, detailed coverage of virtually every point of interest on the Bay – from the secluded east fork of Langford Creek to the bustling hearts of Baltimore, Washington, and Norfolk.
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A comprehensive cruise planner and navigation guide and a vivid celebration of one of North America's natural treasures, Cruising the Chesapeake is a book no Chesapeake boater will want to be without.
"Shellenberger has perfected the art of gunkholing . . . An excellent book for both those who enjoy weekend cruises and those who merely want to know more about Chesapeake Bay." – Daily Press (Newport News, VA)
"With more than 3,000 miles of shoreline, the Chesapeake Bay offers a treasury of cruising spots. Shellenberger's book provides the key to unlock it." – Virginian-Pilot
"An 'insider's' look at the hundreds of places cruisers and weekend boaters love to hole up in. . . . It is also a loving portrait of the bay, its history, its people, its wildlife, and its environment." – The Mariner
"A truly monumental guide." – Sunday Capital (Annapolis, MD)
Title: Cruising the Chesapeake: A Gunkholers Guide
Author: William H. Shellenberger
Publisher: International Marine Publishing
Published: October 10, 2012
Edition: 4th Edition