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08-12-2016 10:10 PM
Re: Fells Point/Baltimore Docking

I havent been there this year but you can certainly call

Baltimore City Dockmaster's Office | 410-396-3174
08-09-2016 06:45 PM
Re: Fells Point/Baltimore Docking

Wow so sorry to hear that! The last time we were there it looked like it was headed that way, guess they don't like transients or liveaboards, too bad such a great area to visit and eat and drink and shop and.................even do laundry! We'll miss visiting.
08-09-2016 02:45 PM
Re: Fells Point/Baltimore Docking

The best we can tell there there is no docking allowed in Fells Point. Other than the rare small powerboat on a short stop we never see anyone docked there anymore. It's really sad to see such a nice waterfront devoid of vessels.
08-09-2016 02:24 PM
Re: Fells Point/Baltimore Docking

Any further news on docking at Fell's Point for 2016?? We used to dock right at Princess Ann I think, just off from Broadway. Can you still overnight at Broadway pier for no charge and is the electricity??? Thanks everyone, love the Baltimore area
10-08-2013 11:45 PM
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

10-07-2013 09:16 AM
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 02:01 PM
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 08:09 AM
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 07:57 PM
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 06:05 PM
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!
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