Beach House Publications Brings You The Great Book Of Anchorages
Chuck Baier began boating at the age of 10 on his first boat, a small wooden skiff, which allowed him to explore the rivers and tributaries of the Chesapeake Bay. He has owned and cruised boats of various sizes and configurations for 50 plus years, both power and sail. Chuck is also a certified marine electronics technician with over 30 years as a marine service tech, service manager and marina manager.
Susan Landry began her love affair with the water sailing a neighbor’s Sunfish on the Chester River, weekend sailing on a Cal 21 on the Chesapeake Bay, racing big boats on the Bay, then finally crewing on boats coming back after the Annapolis to Bermuda race. After Susan and Chuck met, they purchased a 27-foot boat and started sailing together.
Chuck and Susan married in 1990, sold their home and business, bought their cruising boat and have been a boating couple for over 20 years. They lived aboard and extensively cruised their Mariner 40 Ketch, Sea Trek for 17 years. During those years, they cruised the U.S. Atlantic coast from New Jersey to the Florida Keys and the Gulf coast from the Florida Keys to Texas. They have sailed off to the Bahamas, Turks and Caicos, U.S. and British Virgin Islands, Hispaniola, Cuba, Mexico, Belize and Guatemala. In 2008, they sold their beloved Sea Trek and purchased their current Marine Trader 34DC, Beach House, to continue cruising the U.S. inland lakes and rivers. During all of their travels, finding the best anchorages and enjoying the peace and tranquility anchoring offered, in fun and remote places, was always a priority. Now, with the publication of The Great Book of Anchorages, all of those fun and remote places can be shared with everyone.
Chuck and Susan have been contributing writers for over 15 years to many boating publications that include Soundings Magazine, Good Old Boat, Southern Boating, Cruising World, Sail Magazine, Bluewater Sailing, Lats and Atts, Living Aboard, Nor’ Easter and Marinalife Magazine. Chuck is the former General Manager and Susan the former Editor of Waterway Guide. At the time of this publication, Chuck is providing important navigational Notices and Alerts through Marinalife emails and website postings, in addition to having a quarterly article in Marinalife magazine. Chuck and Susan also maintain two personal Blogs, http://trawler-beach-house.blogspot.com/ and http://sea-trek.blogspot.com/, chronicling many of the voyages as well as preparations of their vessels for cruising.