N37 58.7 W75 51.5 Somers Cove in Crisfield, MD is a protected little bay on the Eastern Shore of Maryland just north of the Virginia border. Maryland is our sixth state in as many months - we are really jammin'!. After our wonderful four day sojourn on Mill Creek this is a little more populated and definitely not as pretty. We left the Wicomico and sailed under Tangier Island - the island off in the distance in the picture to the left. Tangier Island is a real out of the way place where the Chesapeake watermen have plied their trade for 300 years. The entrance is too shallow for us so we had to pass it by. Tangier Island has a lot of history. One note is that it sided with the British during the Revolutionay War - maybe because the British Navy occupied the island for the duration. We pulled into the Little Annemessex River and then through a narrow cut into Somers Cove - the square body of water on the map to the left. We had pretty much used up all our fresh provisions plus we found the cause of our engine room smoking. The exhaust pipe attached to the manifold is a "bellows" before it connects to the muffler/mixer. The bellows folds allow for some flexibility between the engine and the muffler. Several holes had opened up on the bellows ridges and the heat had started burning the asbestos wrapping that covered the exhaust pipe. I pulled the wrapping off and found the holes on the bottom of the pipe. Of course you couldn't see them without a mirror. After research and some scheming, I finally applied some marine tex to the holes - here's hoping it holds until we can get to a more populated place and have a new bellows/flanges fabricated. Unfortunately, the smoke inside the engine room shorted the solar controller - so we had to get another overnighted to us - ah, the joys of boat owning. While we were here we met some nice folks from up north in Pennsylvannia. Mike and his wife Sharon were cruising the bay in consort with a couple of other sailboats for the last week. Mike came over and educated me on McMaster-Carr, a wonderful online mechanical supply store. We are leaving tomorrow headed back across the bay to the Pawtuxent River.