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Re: Baltimore Fireworks: How far away?

Originally Posted by DRFerron View Post
We wouldn't consider leaving our boats anchored during these festivities.
Good call! There really arenít that many places to anchor let alone raft in the harbor anyway Ė even on a calm weekend. Many of the few decent anchoring spots will probably be in the exclusion zone and the balance will probably get snapped up early by transients who I suspect may start arriving as early as Tuesday 6/12. For anyone who has their heart set on coming in by boat, Iíd recommend reserving a transient slip and being prepared to hunker down through any closures.

From MYC your best bet may be to arrange land transportation to take you either to the Dorsey Rd light rail station or all the way downtown. The light rail will drop you off near the baseball stadium from which itís a short walk to the inner harbor, which is the main event venue. If you want to see the additional Fells Point and Locust Point venues, the water taxi will be running that weekend. The circulator bus will also get you to Fort McHenry and as far east as Harbor East. Although HE and Fells are several blocks apart, it is walkable.

No doubt itíll be a zoo and itís not usually the type of thing Iím willing to wade into, but I think itíll be a once in a generation type of experience to see at least some part of it and a spectacle to see so many tall ships concentrated in a small area. Weíre planning on having our boat down in Canton the whole weekend (in a slip) and will be around if anyoneís up for a mini-vous at some point.

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