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Don’t Miss Maryland Fleet Week & Flyover Events!
This 100-year-old biennial event returns to Baltimore City and County this week to celebrate the region's rich maritime and military history. The port city is roaring with the sounds of soaring jets and sights of sailors and historic ships from around the world.
Catch festivals, tours, flyovers and educational activities until Tuesday, September 13 with attractions throughout the Inner Harbor, Fells Point, Port Covington, Locust Point and Martin State Airport in Middle River.
Witness amazing tall ships and board U.S. Navy vessels, plus British, Canadian, Danish and various foreign ships. Celebrate at the Fleet Week Festival held at the Inner Harbor and West Shore Park through Sunday, September 10.
Check out this maritime tradition at celebrations across the nation in locations such as San Francisco Fleet Week in the fall; Port Everglades, Boston and New York City's Fleet Weeks in the spring; and Seattle Fleet Week during the summer.
Historically, hurricanes in the United States were referred to by their time period and/or geographic location, e.g., the Great Galveston Hurricane of 1900. In the West Indies, they were named after the particular saint’s day on which the hurricane occurred. A colorful Australian weatherman named Clement Wragge began assigning Greek and Roman mythological names to Pacific cyclones in the late 19th century. He later began naming them after politicians he particularly disliked.
During World War II, U.S. Air Force and Navy meteorologists plotting storms over the Pacific needed a better way to denote tropical cyclones while analyzing weather maps. Many began paying tribute to their wives and girlfriends back home by naming the cyclones after them. In 1954, the National Weather Bureau officially embraced the practice of giving hurricanes women’s names. Because America led the world in weather tracking technology, the practice was adopted elsewhere.
In response to pressure from women’s groups, the National Weather Service and the World Meteorological Association began using both men’s and women’s names starting in 1979. More recently, the lists of names, which are predetermined and rotate every six years, have been further diversified to reflect names used in the many regions where tropical cyclones strike. Names of devastating storms, such as Katrina in 2005, are permanently retired.
The days are growing shorter, and the final weeks of summer are upon us. So, before the school bell rings, Marinalife is wondering if you’ve checked off everything on your must-do list this season. If you’re looking for ways to wrap up summer, consider the following ideas for last-dash, fun activities.
- Learn how to do a back dive, canon ball or jump off the back of the boat into the water. Rope swings are also an invigorating option.
- Have a tiki party on a boat and serve your guests tropical blender drinks. Bonus points for Hawaiian shirts and grilled pineapple or savory Polynesian snacks.
- Pick a dozen crabs on your boat or at a waterfront dock bar, along with all the classic fixins’ of corn on the cob, hushpuppies, coleslaw and a cold brew. If crabs aren’t your preference, a lobster, clam or crawfish boil will do just fine.
- Ride down a giant slide, roller coaster or death-defying ride at a waterpark while letting out a mighty yell.
- Body surf in the Atlantic waves or build a sandcastle strong enough to withstand the tide.
- Explore a hidden cove or a dream destination that you’ve never visited before on your boat.
- Go fishing and catch something big enough for dinner.
- Get pulled on a raft or inflatable behind a boat or learn how to waterski.
- Catch lightening bugs in a jar to make a glowing lantern. But be sure to poke holes in the lid and release them when the fun is done.
- Under the stars, go to an outdoor movie, music festival or seafood feast.
- Learn how to shuck an oyster, clean a fish or pick a crab, then invite friends over to taste dishes made from the fruits of your labor.
- Invent a nautical cocktail to commemorate the summer of 2022.
Open every day, CBMM’s members-only Marina offers 55 slips with electric, pump-out services, climate-controlled showers, Wi-Fi, and other amenities. Overnight docking privileges are available for Mariner Level members and above. Hourly docking is available for Household members and above.
Not a CBMM member yet? Call 410-745-4991 to join or visit cbmm.org/join.
Marinalife, the leading provider of tools and resources for the boating community, is proud to announce the launch of its newly redesigned website at https://marinalife.com. Created to make cruising easier and boating even more inspiring, the streamlined, modern site offers a user-friendly interface, improved navigation and easy access to engaging content to allow boaters and marinas to fully embrace life on the water.
The new website builds upon Marinalife’s printed pages to give boaters access to a greater scope of nautical resources, data and services. A multitude of benefits await Marinalife visitors on the new website, where you can use simple online navigation and search tools to:
Chart a course for adventure with detailed itineraries crafted by seasoned seafarers, and book a slip in advance at your dream destinations
Access an extensive database of marinas across North America and the Caribbean, while scoring discounts at Marinalife partner locations
Enjoy tales of adventure by fellow boaters, pick new travel destinations, and get advice from maritime experts so you can boat with confidence
Gain instant access to exclusive digital content that comes to life with videos, maps, charts and other visually engaging displays
Marinalife invites you to explore our new website https://marinalife.com and encourages you to sign up as a digital subscriber to stay in the loop and up to date with all things boating!
Founded by lifelong boaters, Marinalife delivers tools and resources that encourage the boating community to embrace life on the water. Marinalife joined with Snag-A-Slip in 2017 to create tech-enabled solutions that allow boaters and marinas to connect and transact easily. Headquartered in Baltimore, MD, our crew is passionate about boating and delivering exceptional service to our customers.
Whether the boat is anchored at sea, or your feet are anchored in the sand this season, it’s always good to have a book on deck. Check out Marinalife’s top nautical picks for this year’s summer book club.
A Voyage for Madmen
By Peter Nichols, 2022
Set in 1968 before cell phones and satellite dishes, this story takes you on a journey with nine sailors who set off on a daring race to single-handedly circumnavigate the globe nonstop — and only one man can win.
The Last Resort: A Chronicle of Paradise, Profit and Peril at the Beach
By Sarah Stodola, 2022
This book dives into the psyche of beachgoers and digs deep into what drives humans to seek out the sand. The author weaves firsthand travel notes with an exploration of beach resort culture.
Hudson Bay Bound: Two Women, One Dog, Two Thousand Miles to the Arctic
By Natalie Warren, 2022
For an amazing boating adventure, get lost in this remarkable story about the first two women to canoe the 2,000-mile route from Minneapolis to the Hudson Bay. They face unrelenting winds, sweltering heat and dangerous carnivores while meeting unique people who live and work on the water.
By Allie Reynolds, 2022
If you love a good adrenaline-filled thriller, check out this new release about a passionate surfer who escapes to a dangerous world on a remote Australian beach.
The Incredible Voyage: A Personal Odyssey
By Tristan Jones, 2022
This author details his six-year voyage covering a distance equaling twice the circumference of the world. Join him on his amazing expedition dodging snipers and trekking uncharted rivers.
People We Meet on Vacation
By Emily Henry, 2021
This dreamy, comedic novel is about two polar-opposite, long-time best friends who test the romantic waters on one last vacation together. Be sure to also check out this New York Times bestselling author’s recent 2022 release, Book Lovers.