These clouds over the Eastern Shore had a golden lining. . .
After a couple of very cold, windy days, the water temperature had dropped almost 10 F, from 65 to 55 F, changing the way the fish behaved, and where they schooled up. Nevertheless we caught fish at most places we stopped.
American Mariner, also known as the Target Ship, which is looking worse than ever, but is decked out with two fresh signs to warn boaters:
In October 1966, she was scuttled in shallow water with demolition charges by Navy Underwater Demolition Team #22. Settling upright in 20 feet of water, she appears to be merely anchored there. The hulk was used for target practice by naval aviators flying out of NAS Patuxent River until at least 1971. Her hulk is still visible in the Chesapeake Bay, at 38°02′25″N 76°09′17″WCoordinates: 38°02′25″N 76°09′17″W, roughly midway between Point Lookout and Smith Island.Patuxent River Naval Air Station, both F18s and a JSF (according to Tom). He calls the JSF the "just science fiction." Loud suckers.