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"You're in the Cash"... Water Taxi

Like "Cash Cab" but nautical and far less lucrative and probably will only work for Chesapeake sailors.

Ten questions:

1) Long Bar is to starboard, Fairhaven to port abeam; you have transient reservation for one of two major "sister" marinas on the Chesapeake. Which one is your destination?

2) You have just taken a "free for dinner" tie on "A" dock at this marina, named for a locally famous Point. You walk to dinner at the Spinnaker Restaurant. What creek is your vesel in?

3) You have anchored in 13-ft depth, You can glimpse ABC newsman Ted Koppel's old house, Cross Manor built in 1765 through the thinning leaves of a fall day. What creek have you anchored in?

4) Once each summer weekend this equine namesake anchorage hosts dozens of boats that have just sailed south over 70 nm in Maryland's honor. Where are you?

5) This island, less than an hour sail from Hooper Straight Light, is really attached to mainland and no island at all. It must be approached from the south in any vessel with more than 3-ft draft, up a river rarely traveled by Chesapeake sailors. You will anchor in 7-ft depths at least a third of a mile from its southern shore in good holding but poor protection. Name that Island.

6) You have left Back Ck. and beat into a 5-8 knot wind for a couple of hours and are off St. Helena Island. You are thinking of tying to one of the large mooring floats for the evening. Who owns those moorings?

7) This restauranteur's first name is shared with the male crab. His famous Mill Creek "Dive" is a favorite with Annapolis area sailors. What's his last name?

8) It is now 5:00 p.m. you have made good 5-kt all day since leaving Rock Hall at noon. You poke into a tiny creek named for a revolutionary war era aid de camp. The little Ck.is only rarely used by Bay sailors, but offers good protection in 8-11 feet of sticky mud bottom. Approached from the north through a very narrow - but well marked channel. Who was that war hero?

9) Hornets are swooping at your vessel. If that's not bad enough; you are mid-Bay and well out of the shipping channel, nonetheless an authoritative voice on channel 16 has just politely asked your destination then advised you to move to the west at least one nautical mile. Where are you?

10) You have taken a mooring and brought the dinghy into the marina's free, combined dinghy dock and launch ramp. The young Marquee de Lafayette loved this place - in fact he named it. You cross Rochambeau Plaza and enter MacGregor's for a sandwich & beer. What town are you in?

Double or Nothing Question; Name the light house pictured below.

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Here goes my best shot:
1) Herrington Harbor
2)Smith Creek
3)St. Inigoes
4)Horse Shoe Cove, St Mary's City
5)Deal Island
6)The Navy
9)By the navy Targets south of Cedar Point, North of Point no Point
10)Havre de Grace
extra credit:Concord Point Lighthouse

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