About us

Inspired by the sailing lifestyle here on the Chesapeake Bay.  Owner, Ruth McGovern, creates Driftwood Sailboats made with Retired Sails™ that are handcrafted combining driftwood and retired sails to create a unique piece of Chesapeake art. 

Currently living along the Magothy River for the past 15 years with her husband and 3 children, Ruth's appreciation of the Chesapeake Bay, including the Wednesday night Sail Races has lead her to create these one of a kind driftwood designs that has lead to By The Bay Creations.

Along with the Driftwood Sailboat made with Retired Sails™ , By The Bay Creations has expanded over the years to offer other nautical inspired gifts and accessories.