National Geographic : 1964 Sep
KODACH, MES BYMNATINAL bEOtSbAYHI. HIUUHAore' S BArch LITTLEHALE5 (ABOV AND LOWE HIH) ANDULUtVb. MOBLLYc near Easton, Maryland. The Eastern Shore's rich soil produces bumper crops. of the party-boat business, the hard head is rare these days. No one knows for sure what happened to these un predictable migrants. Next morning we powered past Chestertown until Betelgeuse, with her draft of more than five feet, could go no farther. After that we took to the dinghy. No need for rowing: We caught the fast flood tide up and came back on the ebb. Crew and Boat Take a Bath One looks for peace and quiet rath er than adventure at the heads of the Bay rivers. Muskrats splash in the tall marsh grass. Mallard ducks convoy their young, watching the water for snapping turtles. If it is the right time, the water monsters that will become dragon flies climb up at night to cling to the topsides. There they shed their swim suits, and the emerging dragonflies ascend the rigging to dry their wings in the summer sun. Chesapeake river headwaters are fresh. Fresh water kills the worms that riddle wooden planking, so Be telgeuse benefited from the sojourn. So did her crew; we gloried in our biggest bathtub of the summer. All sweet and clean, we departed for Baltimore. Its grassy ramparts manned only 405 Tobacco farmer stacks freshly cut stalks in a curing barn at Barstow in southern Maryland's Calvert County, famed since colonial days for its fine-burning Type 32.