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10-09-2013 12:45 AM
chef2sail
Re: Fells Point/Baltimore Docking

We are at the Maryland Yacht Club on a Rock Creek. Great location. Immediate sailing out to the Bat. Well protected. Good anchorage area also. Far enough out the Patapsco to not be bothered by commercial vessels.

Worth the extra 20 minute drive as it saves 2 hours to the Bay than Baltimore.

Feel free to PM me

Dave
10-07-2013 10:16 AM
GeorgeDog
Re: Fells Point/Baltimore Docking

Ticketing update:

Someone posted on ActiveCaptain that they received a warning summons near the Fells Point Bonaparte restaurant on 10/1/13 and were told to move.
09-21-2013 03:01 PM
needsanap
Re: Fells Point/Baltimore Docking

Thanks for the replies. Our son and daughter-in-law have moved to Fell's Point for the next 18 months and would help us use the boat. Their apartment is between Henderson's Wharf and Crescent Marina. We liked the location of several marinas on Rock Creek - quick to the bay, etc. - but thought if we are trying to be close to the kids it might be worth it to be right in Fells Point. We are on the Sassafras now and have 7-8 nm to the bay. - Ten miles would really be a trek for us but once on the bay there are good cruising choices both north and south which might be a change from the Sassafras. Does anyone else in Baltimore do daysailing in the river? Of course my poor daughter - in - law will think we are stalking them (and we are!). We also have a son in Silver Spring who would be more likely to sail if the boat is closer to him than the Sassafras. Thanks so much for all the good advice!
09-21-2013 09:09 AM
GeorgeDog
Re: Fells Point/Baltimore Docking

We chose Henderson's Wharf when we were in the city because of the great location and ample parking. We love sailing the harbor with everything going on but decided to move because of the several hour trip out to bay to get anywhere else. Assuming nothing changed we'd go back to Henderson's if we came back to Baltimore.
09-20-2013 08:57 PM
4arch
Re: Fells Point/Baltimore Docking

I believe Henderson's Wharf, the Anchorage, and Baltimore Marine Center all have parking, though not necessarily anywhere in a 1:1 proportion with the number of slips available. Sailing is possible just about anywhere in the harbor. The middle harbor area off Fells/Canton/Locust Point almost always has some amount of breeze because of the heat island effect of the city, but the buildings can make the wind squirrely. Go a mile out to the outer harbor (between Fort McHenry and the Key Bridge) and you have a great venue for daysailing and beyond the bridge the river gets even wider without a lot of shoal areas to speak of. To reach the bay is about 10 miles from Fells. That was a major reason why after many years of club sailing downtown, when we bought a boat of our own we decided to keep it out near the mouth of the river. Being in Jones Creek or Rock Creek offers the best of both worlds as you can easily get to the bay or the city and the marinas/yacht clubs are much more reasonably priced. That said, I sometimes do miss having the boat a stones throw from all the great restaurants in Canton and Fells though.
09-20-2013 07:05 PM
needsanap
Re: Fells Point/Baltimore Docking

I am interested in moving my sailboat (34 ft) to Fells Point for the 2014 season. Does anyone have any advice on marinas in the area - we do need a place to park our car when we are on the boat. Also, how long does it take to get to where you can sail? at 5 knots, how long to the bay? Thanks!
06-21-2013 09:32 AM
GeorgeDog
Re: Fells Point/Baltimore Docking

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Originally Posted by PalmettoSailor View Post
Since it doesn't appear on the map I assume you are correct its not under the Dockmasters juristriction, but how can we conclude that its OK to tie up at Broadway Pier? I don't see the other Fells Point docks on the map either but that's were we're talking about folks being ticketed, correct?
The tickets were being handed out to people tied to the wharfs, not the piers. As far as I know Broadway pier is still fine but the cop seemed more interested in ticketing than following a set of rules. With the attitude he clearly had on display I wouldn't be surprised to see him ticketing randomly. Once ticketed I don't know what rule book you'd point to to say you were in the right.

Chris
06-19-2013 04:27 PM
wavedancer38
Re: Fells Point/Baltimore Docking

No, the boats weren't ticketed at Broadway pier (from what I gather, since they mentioned Browns Wharf). I was just there about an hour ago, and there are 4 boats at the pier. I am there at least 2-3 times a week, as I work a few blocks away, and there are always boats at Broadway Pier.

UPDATE: I just called the Baltimore Dockmaster and confirmed that they do not oversee Broadway Pier. The pier is actually run by the Comptrollers Office of the Real Estate Division. Yes, this makes no sense! If I find out anything definitive, I will send an update.
06-19-2013 04:13 PM
PalmettoSailor
Re: Fells Point/Baltimore Docking

Quote:
Originally Posted by wavedancer38 View Post
snip... The Broadway Pier in Fells Point is free to dock at, and not under the jurisdiction of the dockmaster.
Docking Locations | Baltimore City Dockmaster's Office
Since it doesn't appear on the map I assume you are correct its not under the Dockmasters juristriction, but how can we conclude that its OK to tie up at Broadway Pier? I don't see the other Fells Point docks on the map either but that's were we're talking about folks being ticketed, correct?
06-19-2013 03:36 PM
T37Chef nice find thanks for sharing
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