David Scheidt has been racing sailboats around the Chesapeake Bay since the mid-1970s. Successful in a number of different boats and classes over the years, he currently campaigns his J/35, Maggie, out of Annapolis. He gives back to his sport by volunteering to run regattas from time to time.
Lee Deihl is president of Chesapeake Seafood Brokers, LLC, in Reedville, Virginia. As a commercial fisherman in the Chesapeake Bay and coastal Atlantic, he uses CBIBS data every day when he heads out on the water.
While Ken Pryor uses data from NOAA satellites to develop complex equations to describe potential weather, he also uses data from CBIBS buoys to double-check that what the satellites show matches what other observing platforms indicate.
Greg Garman, Ph.D., is the director of the Center for Environmental Studies and research director at Virginia Commonwealth University’s Rice Field Station, located on the James River near Charles City, Virginia.
Maritime pilots play a critical role in our nation’s economy. These outstanding shiphandlers guide large vessels through busy waterways to help those ships safely navigate to their destination ports. Virginia pilots help vessels including cargo ships, tankers, and cruise ships reach their destinations safely by boarding those ships from a smaller boat and then navigating them in to port.
Paul Bayne is Skipjack Program Manager at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation—which means he spends a lot of time out on the water on board the Stanley Norman sharing information about the Chesapeake Bay with the next generation of Bay stewards.
Becky and Carroll Fitzgerald own the Lantern Queen and manage its operations out of Havre de Grace, Maryland, as a boat for public cruises and private charters. Lantern Queen is unique because it is a replica of a Mississippi paddlewheel riverboat.