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post #9 of Old 11-25-2009
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Originally Posted by Gadagirl View Post
Any suggestions on live aboard Marinas within a reasonable commute (reasonable being 45 min. or less) from either Columbia, MD or Lexington Park, MD. I may need to decide between two different job offers. I have been given some ideas from another site but I am collecting as much information as I can. Any help will be appreciated!

Thanks, Judy
If you're going to lexington park, your best bet is one of the marinas in Solomon's Islands. Have stayed at Zahnisers and it's great with a good reastaurant and I know they have live-aboards not sure about Spring Cove but it's really nice. You might also try our marina (Herrington Harbour South) but its further away and expensive.
If you're gonna be in Columbia check out the Magothy River especially Magothy marina . It's an easy shot down route 100. I live in Baltimore and I would advise against keeping a boat on the Patapsco if you can possibly avoid it especially anywhere in Baltimore harbor. Lived on our boat in Anchorage marina for 4 months while our Baltimore townhouse was being build and the water was so filthy as to make us sick just to look at it. Plus it's a long way out to the bay dodging cargo ships along the way.
The Magothy is much nicer. I lived in Severna Park for 20 years in a waterfront house at the far end of the Magothy and it took us less than an hour from our dock to the Bay. The Magothy is also a lot cleaner and quieter than the Patapsco.
Annapolis is great but marina space there is big bucks. Even more than our marina
If you need any more info feel free to PM me

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