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our 2020 Chesapeake Cruise: Sunday 24 May - Wednesday 27 May
Crisfield > Smith Island > Tangier Island > Onancock
updated: 5 March 2020

From: Uncle Al []
Updated: Sunday, March 1, 2020


Earlier today, Hans and I firmed up plans for a 2020 Chesapeake Cruise as follows, on the premise that only Hans and I are going in Hans' van and sailing The Nutshell but would welcome capable company of course:


Saturday 23 May: drive as far as we comfortably can towards Crisfield > motel t.b.d.

Sunday 24 May: arrive Somers Cove, Crisfield - the only good place to leave car & trailer - Capt. Tyler's Motel

Monday 25 May: Crisfield to Smith > stay at a B&B?

Tuesday 26 May: Smith > Tangier > stay at Bayview Inn or Chesapeake House

Wed 27 May: Tangier to Onancock> > haul-out: arrangements to be made with Capt. Tylerís Donna? for van-trailer delivery from Crisfield Marina to Nancock > head home via Chincoteague?, Capt. Tyler's




Uncle Al  W3854



updated: 1 March 2020

Weather permitting, our itinerary will be as follows:

Excellent launch ramps across from the Marina

Captain Tyler's Crabhouse

Sun 24 May 2020:
arrive around noon at the Somers Cove launch ramp across the Cove from the Somers Cove Marina > boat set-up and Marina check-in > group crab dinner at Captain Tyler's Crabhouse.

Sleep aboard at marina, or follow the luxury model: Hans and I plan to return once more to our beloved Paddlewheel Motel aka Capt. Tyler's  (
410-968-2220) which is eminently acceptable: clean, very reasonably priced, right near the Marina.

Mon. 25 May:
sail to Smith Island Ewell Marina - B&B likely

larger chart here

Sleep aboard in their slip at Marina

Susan's on Smith Island   410-425-2403
Smith Island Inn  
info &reservations  410-689-9438  

Tues 26 May:
sail about 12 n. miles south to Tangier Island

Sleep aboard in slip at Milton Parks' Marina 
757-891-2581   757 8912567 .
B&B: We have usually had good luck getting rooms at
Hilda Crockett's Chesapeake House 757 891 2331   I plan to try for the Bay View Inn  where we stayed last time. I highly recommend it. Click here for some of my 2015 Bay View pics.

Wed 27 May:
Tangier to  Onancock > haul-out

Fun thinking about this, isn't it?
Best regards,
Uncle Al  (W3854)