National Geographic : 1938 Jul
rnotograpn Dyt.Robins tlollyday HARD ON THE WIND, GIBSON ISLAND YACHTS POUR ACROSS THE STARTING LINE IN THE ANNUAL 110-MILE RACE TOCEDAR POINT AND RETURN At the mouth of the Magothy, between Annapolis and Baltimore, lies Gibson Island, yachting center and summer resort ofupper Chesapeake Bay. These waters are crowded the year round. In summer white sails of the Yacht Squadron fleck the Bay, while in the fall and winter,bugeyes, skipjacks, and Bay schooners comb the shallow waters for oysters. This race, held in September, 1937, began in light, fair winds. Next afternoon a thundersquall,which turned into anortheast storm, came upand drove the smaller boats to shelter before the finish. Baltimore Light, upper right, marks the entrance to the narrow dredged channel toBaltimore, 18miles distant.