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post #13 of Old 09-20-2013
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Re: Fells Point/Baltimore Docking

I believe Henderson's Wharf, the Anchorage, and Baltimore Marine Center all have parking, though not necessarily anywhere in a 1:1 proportion with the number of slips available. Sailing is possible just about anywhere in the harbor. The middle harbor area off Fells/Canton/Locust Point almost always has some amount of breeze because of the heat island effect of the city, but the buildings can make the wind squirrely. Go a mile out to the outer harbor (between Fort McHenry and the Key Bridge) and you have a great venue for daysailing and beyond the bridge the river gets even wider without a lot of shoal areas to speak of. To reach the bay is about 10 miles from Fells. That was a major reason why after many years of club sailing downtown, when we bought a boat of our own we decided to keep it out near the mouth of the river. Being in Jones Creek or Rock Creek offers the best of both worlds as you can easily get to the bay or the city and the marinas/yacht clubs are much more reasonably priced. That said, I sometimes do miss having the boat a stones throw from all the great restaurants in Canton and Fells though.

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