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post #45 of Old 10-16-2012
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20 minutes out of Annapolis means you haven't even got out of the Severn River. You went from a creek to a river. The river has shoals for sure that you have to watch. The Bay is really open water for sailboats . We rarely have to watch depths there except when we enter an estuary (river or creek). Since they flow into the Chesapeake they deposit materials at the bends as well ad the mouths where the tributaries meet the Bay. That's the shoals you were avoiding. The British and other nations brought many deep draft sailing vessels all over the Chessey and its tributaries when the nation was being discovered. Annapolis and Baltimore were deep e.nough way up to the docks. Often times in some of the smaller creeks they would need a horse team.

You never made it out to the Chesapeake in 20 minutes. Next time you visit here lete know,y wife and I will take you oipt into the Chesapeake.

In your boat search there are many good used sailboats in this area.


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