Originally Posted by Gladrags1
Where to anchor: Anchor off the Naval Academy seawall if you can't get a mooring. The city will place bouys marking out the keep clear area for the fireworks barge. the hard part is figuring out where those lines are if there are a lot of boats there when you arrive. If you are in the keep out area you will be asked to leave. If the wind makes an unpridicted shift, the keep out area will be adjusted accordingly. You will need to keep a fairway open parallel to the seawall for the tour boats to go out to the river as well. It will be somewhat rough depending upon weather and boat traffic.
From the 3rd week June USCG Notices....
23. Severn River and Spa Creek, within an area bounded by a line drawn from 38°58′39.6″ N, 076°28′49″ W, thence to
38°58′41″ N, 076°28′14″ W, thence to 38°59′01″ N, 076°28′37″ W, thence to 38°58′57″ N, 076°28′40″ W, located near the
entrance to Spa Creek in Annapolis, Maryland. This safety zone will be enforced on July 4, 2011, from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
(with a rain date of July 5, 2011) for a fireworks display scheduled for 9 p.m. Chart 12283.
Fireworks barges and launch sites on land will have signs labeled FIREWORKS--DANGER--STAY AWAY to provide on scene
notice that the safety zone will be enforced. Vessels may not enter, remain in, or transit through the safety zone during the
enforcement period unless authorized by the Coast Guard Captain of the Port (COTP) or designated Coast Guard patrol
personnel on scene. All persons and vessels shall comply with the instructions of the COTP or the designated on-scene-patrol
personnel, and upon being hailed by siren, radio, flashing light or other means, the operator of a vessel shall proceed as
directed. Other Federal, State and local agencies may assist these personnel in the enforcement of the safety zone. For any
comments or questions, contact Coast Guard Sector Baltimore Waterways Management Division, at (410) 576-2674, (410) 576-
2693 or Ronald.L.Houck@uscg.mil