Waterfront Guide 25th Edition

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WELCOME FROM

Welcome to the 25th Anniversary Edition

of MTABC's annual Waterfront Guide. For

any print publication — national, regional

or special interest — 25 years of publishing

is a major accomplishment. Thank you to

everyone who has made this possible.

It's not just the Guide that's celebrating a

milestone in business. This year, Weaver’s

Marine Service hits the 75 year mark,

Maryland Marina is at 74 years and Bill’s

Boat Basin reaches 70 years. All longstanding

MTABC members, these

businesses are still owned and operated by members of the original founding family.

Happy Anniversary to each of you!

Changes in the area are everywhere: new and expanded restaurants, local and national

breweries, recreational spots like an indoor gun range, a large gym and the ubiquitous

tiki bars.

Eastern Baltimore County has over 205 miles of easily accessible waterfront, from the

scenic shorelines of Marshy Point to the quiet coves of Bear Creek. Its calm, peaceful

countryside is easily accessed from major highways - less time in travel and more time

on the boat! Plenty of free parking is available at all the facilities. Deep uncrowded

waters are fabulous for swimming, sailing, wake boarding, waterskiing, kayaking,

paddle boarding, cruising, fishing or just relaxing with no jellyfish to bother you.

The Chesapeake Bay's finest, most affordable marine facilities offer a wide range of boat

slips, marine services, and new or pre-owned boat sales, as well as stand-up paddle

board, kayak, windsurfer and sailboat rentals, all here in Eastern Baltimore County.

Since MTABC's formation in 1988, our mission has been to improve the marine

environment for the boaters and the residents of Eastern Baltimore County by working

with community organizations and government agencies. Our mutual goal is a

healthy Chesapeake Bay.

Check out our calendar of events for information on the Fourth of July Fireworks,

Lighted Boat Parade, and many other local festivities.

On behalf of all our members, old and new, I invite you to dine at one of our many

delicious restaurants, enjoy special events and explore the exceptional beauty of the

Eastern Baltimore County Waterfront- the HIDDEN GEM of the Chesapeake Bay.

I wish you, your family and friends another safe, exciting and fun filled

boating season.

Brian Keith Schneider, President

Marine Trades Association of Baltimore County

CONTENTS

8 2020 Marine Trades

Association Fireworks

10 Calendar

15 Active Boating Lifestyle

18 Docklines: News from the

Neighborhood

21 Hart-Miller Island

24 Baltimore County

Waterfront Map

26 Marshy Point State Park

30 Tiki Trail

34 Local Breweries

38 Fishing

40 We Remember

42 Raft Up Rendezvous

44 Directory of Services

Waterfront Guide

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Distribution by Weaver's Marine Service

and Maryland Waterways Foundation. If

you would like to have the Guide delivered

to your business, please call Sam Weaver at

410-686-4944.

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» FIREWORKS

2019 FIREWORKS DONORS

MTABC would like to thank the following for their support of the 2019 fireworks.

Special thanks go out to Corman Kokosing Construction for their generous donation

of the barge and to John Totty for getting the barges in place. They both made our

Spectacular Fireworks Over Middle River a dazzling success. Enjoy the 2020 fireworks

on Middle River on July 4th at dusk. Donations of any amount urgently needed for

2020 fireworks. MTABC.org

Albright’s Heating & Air

John Cook

Joseph Hart

Richard Allen III

John & Pat Cotter

Hawks Pleasure Club

Auto Showcase

Babcock Enterprises

Baldwin Mechanical

Contractors

Baltimore Boating Center

Baltimore Yacht Club

Barbara Barrett

David Baumgartner

Diane Baumgartner

Residents of

Baurenschmidt

Community

Oliver & Charlotte Baust

Beacon Light Marina

Shelia Beall

Ken & Patricia Benjes

Art Bell

Bernie’s Automotive

Services

Candace Biafore

Bonnie Bisch

Brenda Bisch

Bling Services

Blue Ocean Realty

Bob’s Equipment Repair

LLC

Marta Booth

Bowleys Marina

Bowleys Quarters

Improvement Association

Yvonne & Troy Bowlings

David & Patricia Brand

Brennan & Brennan,

Attorneys

Bricks in A Row

Sue Bukowski

Janet Burkhardt

Shelly Campbell

Carson’s Creekside

Restaurant

Customers of Carson’s

Creekside Restaurant

Patricia & Ray Chaney

Neal Charney

Carolyn Collini

David Coughlin

Johnny & Suzanne Cox

Pauline & Michael Cox

Crescent Yacht Club

David & Cheryl

Dansberger

Frank Desantis

Denny & Jordan Dintillo

Doerfer Insurance

Services

Joseph & Nancy Dvork

East Coast Automotive

Eastern Pile Driving

Eastern Yacht Club

Joseph & Joyce Eiben

Lisa Eiben

Doris Eikenberg

Mehmet Ergene

Essex Marina & Boat Sales

Essex Middle River Civic

Council

Robert Evans

Anthony Eversmier

Seymour & Lynne

Farbman

Fiberglass Unlimited

James Finck

Mary Fine

Brian & Bethany Flanders

Craig & Mary Formby

Friends of Cathy Bevans

Friends of Todd Crandell

Marty Gaynor

Ellen Gittleson

Vera Glowacki

Darlene Goeller

Karen Gouldmann

Christine & Mike Grap

Rachael Greaver

Bonnie & Steven

Greenberg

Dwayne Haines

Jennifer Hampton

Sheila & Russ Harrington

Maryann & Tony

Hermann

Stephen & Donna Hill

Tracey & Mike Hoff

Teri Hollenshade

Holly Neck Conservation

Association

Holly Neck Marina

Ellen Honey

David & Regina Horst

Robert & Sarah Howell

John & Valerie Hughes

Intergral

Jake & Dawn Jakum

Sandra January

Jiffy Lube of Essex

John Heagy Remoldeling

Lisa & Mark Johnson

Canan Kaplan

Debbie Keats

Azer Kehnemui

Sharon & Anthony

Kehnemui

Friends of the

Kehnemui’s

Key Systems Inc.

Sharon & John Kihn

Tom & Jayne King

Charles & Patricia Knight

Sherry Koke

Chuck & Kay LaHatte

Bill Lamont

Dorthy Langenfelder

Lynn Lanham

Allison Lanzi

Nancy Lanzi

Leah & Joe Leon

Leventis Facilities

Maintenance

Walt & Fiona Livingston

Stephen Lockwood

Joe Lockwood

Bonnie Loper

M & M Boat Sales

Joyce & Albert Marani

Marco Hunting &

Fishing

Maryland Boat Sales

Maryland Marina

Customers of Maryland

Marina

Merrill Lynch

Middle River Landing

Marina

Miles Electric

Dave Morley

Garrett & Joyce Morris

Phyllis Murphy

Sandy & Keith Myers

Northern Bay Cruising

Club

Brenda Oleszczuk

Anna Paulus

Tony & Jeff Peroni

Jeannie Peters

Constance Pierson

Joanne & Enzo Pinna

Janet Pisanic

Porter’s Seneca Marina

Tom & Jane Ports

Portside Maine

Power Factor

Chip & Delores Raynor

Don & JoAnn Raynor

Albert & Connie Reed

Reed & Associates

Riverside Marine

Rosedale Roofing

Thomas Ross

Carl Rossmark

Rotary Club

Jack & Suzette Santori

Diane Schmittinger

Brian Schneider

Col. Robert Schweitzer

Jim & Diane Scott

Janet Shambaugh

Kate Shamis

Tom Smith

Kasey Spangle

William & Rose Spittel

Stansbury Yacht Basin

Tim & Sandra Starkey

David & Tracey Steedman

Tracey & Duane Steelberg

Leo & Linda Steindler

Charlotte Still

Robert Stone

Sue Island Grill & Crab

House

Customers of Sue Island

Grill & Crab House

Sullivan & Son Inc.

Sunset Cove Café’

Customers of Sunset

Cove Café’

Sunset Harbor Marina

Christopher Svehla

The Dock Guy

The Shaw Law Group

Deborah Thomas

Harry Tolley

Tradewinds Marina

Weaver’s Marine

Harold & Tina Weller

Moody & Sheila Wharam

Wilson Point Civic

Inprovement

Mary Winkler

John Wood

Robert & Cynthia

Woodward

Karen Wynn

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Fuel Cloud

Mark Fitzgerald

(443) 615-4813

Rick Callendar

(443) 463-5756

CALENDAR

of Events 2020

Please confirm event information as date approaches.

$ = Entry Fee

April12|MTABCLegislativeBrunch

11am–1pm

MTABC members invite the Baltimore County Council

members to brunch at Baltimore Yacht Club to say thank you

for their service. 410-687-1002, mtabc.org

April18|MarshyPointNatureCenterSpringFestival

10am–4pm

Celebrate the return of warm weather at the Nature Center.

Family-friendly activities include live music, live animals, canoe

rides, wood carver and much more. 410-887-2817,

marshypoint.org

April17-19|BayBridgeBoatShow

Fri.-Sat.10am-6pm,Sun.10am-5pm

Kick off your boating season at the Bay Bridge Boat Show at Bay

Bridge Marina in Stevensville, MD. The largest in-water boat

show north of Florida features vessels from seven to 70 feet.

410-268-8828, annapolisboatshows.com,$

April22|50thAnniversaryofEarthDay

April24-26|AnnapolisSpringSailboatShow

Fri.-Sat.10am-6pm,Sun.10am-5pm

Sail into the sunset at the Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show

located at City Dock in Annapolis, MD. Check out the latest in

navigational equipment, high-tech electronics, boating gear and

much more as sailing lovers browse a vast display of products

and services. 410-268-8828, annapolisboatshows.com,$

April25|GraysRoadCleanup

9am-12pm

Sponsored by Key Brewing and Maryland Waterways

Foundation. Contact mdwaterways@gmail.com

May2-3|TowsontownSpringFestival

Sat.10am-8pm,Sun.1pm-6pm

The festival includes free entry, live music, beer gardens and a

fantastic assortment of food. Family fun includes carnival rides

and games, pony rides, a fun zone and kids’ entertainment.

410-825-1150, towsontownspringfestival.com

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May2|20thAnnualKineticSculptureRace

10am–allday

Hosted by the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore’s

Inner Harbor, the race displays imaginative human-powered

works of art that are designed to travel on land, through mud

and over water. 410-244-1900, avam.org

June3|MTABCMembersPicnic •6pm–9pm

Located at Maryland Marina Pavilion catered by McKinney’s

Catering. RSVP at info@mtabc.org$

June5|Rockin’ontheRiver •11am–5pm

Located at Wilson Point Men’s Club.

June6|RiverFest •12pm–5:30pm

Enjoy live music and entertainment, great food and alcoholic

beverages at this lively event, located at the historic Conrad’s

Ruth Villa on Frog Mortar Creek off Middle River. Bands:

Sherry V , Kirk McEwen - Petty Coat Junction and Crack the

Sky. River Fest to benefit Maryland Waterways Foundation

contact info 443-983-2945 or mdwaterways@gmail.com $

June(DateTBD)|WaterWiseEvent&Cardboard

BoatRace

9am–12pm

Sponsored by the Maryland Natural Resources Police and

Bowleys Quarters Improvement Association, this family-friendly

event features a water safety presentation followed by cardboard

boat building and racing at Miami Beach Park.

410-335-7051, bqia.org

July3-July5|DundalkHeritageFair

Fri.4pm-10pm,Sat.-Sun.12pm-10pm

Join the three-day celebration that includes live musical

entertainment, carnival rides, games, arts and craft vendors, a

petting zoo, pig races, food vendors and entertainment for the

entire family. 410-284-4022, dundalkheritagefair.com$

July4|MTABCFireworks

Come enjoy a spectacular firework display over Middle River

starting at dusk.

410-335-7000, mtabc.org, Donations needed.

July4|The85thAnnualDundalk4thofJulyParade

8:15am

Sponsored by the Heritage Association of Dundalk and

Dundalk Heritage Parade Committee, the festivities start on

Dundalk Ave and finish on South Liberty Parkway at

Dunmanway. 443-798-1654,

dundalkheritagefair.com/parade

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» CALENDAR

August-DateTBD|WoundedWarriorsDayontheBay

This event honors veterans and their families with a cruise on the

Chesapeake Bay on a private boat with a captain.

www.wwdayonthebag.org

August1|Eastern’sBaysideBlues&WineFestival

1pm–7pm

Enjoy the tunes of exceptional blues musicians while tasting an

array of wines from local Maryland wineries. The festival is

located along the waterfront at Eastern Yacht Club.

410-686-3555, easternsbaysidefestival.com$

August15|HotAugustMusicFestival

11am–10pm

WTMD radio station presents its annual music festival featuring

three stages with a lineup of performing artists and food vendors.

877-321-3378, hotaugustmusicfestival.com$

August27-September7|MarylandStateFair

Mon.-Thurs.12pm-10pm,Fri.-Sun.,LaborDay10am-10pm

Located at Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium, the fair

includes food booths, agricultural and livestock exhibits, live

entertainment, horse shows, carnival rides, and much more.

410-252-0200, marylandstatefair.com$

September4|MTABCGeneralMembershipMeeting

7:30pm

Located at Baltimore Yacht Club

September11-13|Defenders’Day

The weekend long event takes place at Fort McHenry and

includes special ranger programs, living history demonstrations,

concerts, fireworks display and the Blue Angels will be flying! For

more information visit:

https://www.nps.gov/fomc/planyourvisit/defenders-day.htm

September27|MTABC3rdAnnualCrabFeastonthe

Water •1pm–5pm

Join the Marine Trades Association of Baltimore County for

steamed crabs and more at this wonderful event at the Hawk’s

Yacht Club, 430 Riverside Drive, Essex, MD 21221

410-687-1002, mtabc.org$

October1-4|UnitedStatesPowerboatShow

Thurs.10am-6pm,Fri.-Sat.10am-6:30pm,Sun.10am-5pm

Discover the quaint historic seaport of Annapolis to catch major

powerboat manufacturers, climb aboard hundreds of center

console vessels and tour brokerage boats.

410-268-8828, annapolisboatshows.com$

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October8-12|UnitedStatesSailboatShow

Thurs.10am-6pm,Fri.-Sun.10am-6:30pm,Mon.10am-5pm

Visit City Dock in Annapolis, MD, for the internationally

acclaimed sailboat show, recognized as the largest and most

prestigious sailboat show in the world. 410-268-8828,

annapolisboatshows.com$

November28|MiddleRiverLightedBoatParade

5pm–8pm

Get your holiday season started! Located at Wilson Point Park,

the boat parade starts at Stansbury Yacht Basin and travels inside

the 6 mile/hour marker. 410-687-2000,

baltimoreboatingcenter.com/lighted-boat-parade-middle-river

December5-January2|DundalkHistoricalSociety’s

TrainGarden •1pm–7pm

The beloved Christmas train garden operates daily and on

display for the public at the Society’s museum at Center Place.

410-284-2331, dundalkhistory.org

December12|MTABCChristmasParty •6pm–10pm

Come celebrate the holiday season at the Baltimore Yacht Club.

410-687-1002, RSVP to info@mtabc.org

January23-26|BaltimoreBoatShow

Thurs.-Sat.10am-8pm,Sun.10am-8pm

Attend Maryland’s longest-running boat show that offers

something for every boating enthusiast along with nautical fun

for all ages. 646-370-3593, baltimoreboatshow.com$

March27|MTABC/CGCCBullRoast&ShrimpFeast

7pm–11pm

Join the Marine Trades Association of Baltimore and

Chesapeake Gateway Chamber of Commerce for a bull roast

and shrimp feast at Rosedale Gardens in Rosedale, MD.

410-687-1002, mtabc.org

December(DateTBD)|EssexChristmasTreeLighting

5pm–7pm

The tree lighting event features a DJ, gifts for children and a visit

from Santa Claus. 443-579-5266, essexmuseum.com

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COMEON,

GETYOUR

FEETWET!

Venturing Crew 726, mdwaterways@gmail.com.

Discover New Ways to

Enjoy Our Waterways.

THERE ARE SO MANY WAYS to explore the Baltimore

County waterfront. With more than 205 miles of waterline, it is

the perfect place to try a new activity and meet people who enjoy

playing on the water. Whether you are a seasoned boater or a

curious newbie there are lots of options available for a new

adventure.

TRY IT, YOU’LL LIKE IT

Rentals and charters let you test the waters before making a

decision to pursue a passion. The options continue to grow and

these popular activities allow you to join in the fun of the water

lovers’ lifestyle.

Rentals

Tiki Toons at Baltimore Boating Center rents 9-passenger

pontoon boats. 410-404-3013

Boat Clubs

Boat Clubs continue to expand around the country and you can

see why – members have access to a fleet of boats and can enjoy

the boating lifestyle without the responsibility of ownership.

Freedom Boat Club of Maryland, located at

Baltimore Boating Center, allows members to select from a

range of vessels including bowriders, center consoles, or a

pontoon. 410-404-3013

Sailboat Charters

Sunset Hunter Sailing takes up to six guests out for a

full or half day, or a spectacular sunset sail aboard the Hunter

42 center cockpit, S/V Puesta del Sol. All charters have a

USCG licensed captain and experienced crew. Guests may

bring food and beverage. Charters depart from Maryland

Marina -right next to Sunset Cove Restaurant.

sunsethuntersailing.com 443-424-3894

Photo compliments of Ultimate Watersports

Photo compliments of Ultimate Watersports

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Watersports

The calm waters of Baltimore County rivers and streams make

an ideal location to sample watersports and get a fun workout.

MR SUP at Baltimore Boating Center has 35 stand-up

boards available for a peaceful paddle around Sue Creek. On

Wednesday evenings, they take boards to Crazy Tuna.

410-463-2686

Eastern Watersports located at Gunpowder State Park

has a wide variety of rentals and classes from kayaks to SUP

including SUP Yoga classes.

Photo compliments of Ultimate Watersports

Island View Waterfront Café in Essex has kayak rentals

to explore Brown’s Creek and Hawks Cove. After you work

up an appetite, stop in for a bite to eat at their

waterfront restaurant.

Ultimate Watersports in Middle River has every type of

watersport rental you can imagine including SUP, kayaks,

windsurfing, and sailboats and they offer kids camps and adult

beach parties.

Baltimore SUP also offers tours, rentals and classes

including the popular SUP with your Pup.

LEARN FROM THE PROS

Rental places will give you the basics but when you seriously fall

in love with boating, investigate professional courses that will

teach you new skills and how to be safe on the water.

First Captains is a hands-on training service that covers

docking and maneuvering, navigation, safety and all facets of

marine maintenance. Captain Greg Letsch’s comprehensive

instruction aboard your own vessel will take the fear factor out

of boating for all family members. FirstCaptains.com,

410-808-2137

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Baltimore County Sailing Center at Rocky Point State

Park, offers classes for all levels as well as Thursday night sailing

races. Their popular kids summer camps focus on fishing, sailing

or windsurfing.

America’s Boating Club Baltimore offers classes

ranging from Basic Boating (meeting all Maryland boater

certification requirements) to Celestial Navigation. Interesting

speakers address diverse topics at the monthly dinner meetings.

They also perform free Vessel Safety Checks.

usps.org/localusps/sss-dk

CCBC Community College of Baltimore County

(with 3 locations) offers classes and certification for US Coast

Guard Captains Master 100 Ton License, US Merchant Marine

Officer and Marine Engine Maintenance Repair classes.

Automotive Training Center is perfect for anyone who

loves boats and wants a career on the water. Their Marine

Technician Program provides a comprehensive curriculum

designed to introduce students to the major marine systems and

sub-systems utilized in the industry. autotraining.edu,

866-905-4278

Photo compliments of Ultimate Watersports

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Docklines 2020

Gotham Greens, hydroponic

greenhouse at Tradepoint Atlantic.

Weaver’s Marine Service Celebrates

75th Anniversary

At 75 years old, Weaver’s Marine Service is one of the oldest

family owned marinas on the Chesapeake Bay. In 1945 Sam and

Chester Weaver started Weaver Brothers Boatyard on Back River.

Their business began with building wooden boats but it soon

became apparent that there was a greater need for a marina and

boat repairs. Sam built a pier with trees from his property and a

dream turned into a realty that evolved over the years into a firstclass

marina and renowned marine service center. The hard work

ethic lives on with present owners Sam Weaver Jr. and Jeffrey

Zahner at the helm. After several devastating set backs including

an electrical fire and severe hurricane damage the property was

completely renovated. Today boaters enjoy resort marina

amenities and the finest in marine service technology. For more

information call 410-686-4944 or visit WeaversMarine.net.

past five years with volunteers, communities and local businesses.

Their hard work has prevented millions of pounds of trash and

dangerous debris from entering the Bay. You can become part of

MWF’s progress by requesting and volunteering for clean ups.

Your donations will be used for much needed start-up tools and

equipment. To become a member or make a donation, contact

Karen Wynn at 443-983-2945 or mdwaterways@gmail.com.

Maryland Waterways Foundation

Brings New Energy to Clean Up Efforts

The newly formed Maryland Waterways Foundation (MWF) is a

grassroots organization on a mission to clean up the Chesapeake

Bay through education, collaboration and hands-on effort.

While the organization was recently incorporated in September

2019, the founders Sam Weaver and Karen Wynn are not new to

cleaning our waterways. They have organized clean ups for the

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Going Green at Tradepoint Atlantic

Urban farming pioneer, Gotham Greens, recently completed

construction of a 92,000 sf hydroponic greenhouse at

Tradepoint Atlantic. This Baltimore facility will create over 60

full time jobs and will bring a reliable, year-round, local supply

of fresh produce to serve retail, restaurant and food service

customers throughout the mid-Atlantic region. The climatecontrolled

farm will be powered by 100% renewable electricity

and recycled irrigation water using proprietary methods that

yield more than 30 times that of conventional farms, with higher

levels of food safety and environmental sustainability. In an area

once known for steelmaking, Gotham’s unique approach to

urban agriculture and their shared vision for a more sustainable

future, is helping to promote more efficient use of brownfield

land and usher in a new era of modern industrial revival at

Tradepoint Atlantic.

FreeState Gun Range in Middle River

This friendly indoor shooting range, training center and gun

store, features twelve 25-yard electronic shooting lanes and a

broad selection of used and new firearms sales. The staff will

happily accommodate any of your training and gun-related

needs. Rental guns are available for a day shoot. FreeState is a

comprehensive training facility offering 25 courses covering

everything from firearm use to self-defense. In addition to taser

and pepper spray training, the intro to less-than-lethal weapons

courses include Unarmed Self Defense. Visit

FreeStategunrange.com for more information.

Aviation Station Coming Soon

Maryland-based developer Blue Ocean has acquired The Middle

River Depot, located at 2800 Eastern Boulevard, Middle River,

Maryland. The site is the largest industrial building in the state

of Maryland and is an expansive and historically significant

property. With a nod to the property's history as a factory where

B-26 bombers that were manufactured during World War II, the

site has been branded as "Aviation Station." Blue Ocean plans to

continue to house industrial users, manufacturers, and

fabricators on site, along with retail, office, sports, and

recreation-oriented tenants including a 150,000 square foot

athletic hub. For more information visit blueocean.com.

Bowleys Quarters Volunteer Fire

Department Celebrates 75 Years of

Service

Bowley’s Quarters Volunteer Fire Department is celebrating

their 75th Anniversary. The department is a 100% Volunteer

organization specializing in fire, rescue, EMS and maritime

emergency response. BQVFD’s dedicated Marine Emergency

Team 21 helps boaters with emergencies on the

Upper Chesapeake Bay. bqvolunteers.wixsite.com

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» DOCKLINES

Bill's Yacht Basin is 70 Years Old

In the 1950’s, Miller’s Island was a favorite destination for

Baltimore’s fashionable citizens to take a break from city life

and play on the Chesapeake. One of the most popular

activities was to rent a rowboat from "Mr. Bill"! Each of his

boats were hand-made, wooden works of art designed and

built by Mr. Bill. While the rowboat rentals are gone, some of

Bill Poleski’s beautiful wooden boats are preserved around

Row Boat Willie’s Dock Bar! Mr. Bill is no longer around, but

Row Boat Willie’s and Bill’s Yacht Basin are still a favorite on

ever popular Miller’s Island. The facility is currently owned

and managed by his sons, Mike and Rob Poleski, who hope to

keep it in the family for another 70 years. For more

information visit: rowboatwillies.com.

New Marine Store at Parkside Marina

First Captains Boating Services has expanded its business and

moved to Parkside Marina. First Captains provides

maintenance and repair services on site and is continuing its

mobile service. A small marina store stocked with boating

supplies, maintenance items and parts is located in the lower

half of the main building, just under Parkside’s office.

FirstCaptains.com

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HART-MILLERISLAND

Summer Family Fun

IN MAY 2016, the Maryland Department of Natural

Resources (DNR) and the Maryland Department of

Transportation Maryland Port Administration (MDOT MPA)

opened the South Cell of Hart-Miller Island (HMI) Dredged

Material Containment Facility for the first time to the public.

Last year, over 77,000 people came to enjoy the recreational and

educational opportunities at HMI, with the greatest interest in

biking the South Cell and attending the Ranger-led impromptu

and interpretive programs. In 2020, public access to the HMI

South Cell will continue for its fifth season, beginning Memorial

Day weekend and continuing through September. The hours of

operation will remain the same for the 2020 season and will

continue to operate Thursday–Monday from 8 a.m.

to 6 p.m.

When visiting the island, patrons can participate in Ranger-led

interpretative programs, which are designed to be engaging and

informative for every age group, including fish seining, guided

natural and historic interpretation, treasure hunts, and Monarch

butterfly tagging. Patrons can also enjoy family-friendly and

recreational activities such as beach volleyball. New for 2020 is

the addition of $1 snowcones for patrons to enjoy on hot

summer days.

At the HMI Ranger Station, there are natural history displays of

monarch chrysalis and of live Monarch butterflies, plants, and

bird habitats that may be found on the island, as well as items

(such as animal bones) for visitors to touch and feel. Ranger

Station exhibits are open when staff is present and provide

another way for staff to educate visitors about insects, flora,

fauna, and avian species native to the island, as well as the

island’s history.

Monthly “Family Fun Days” will be held again, in June, July and

August 2020. These events are great opportunities for families to

enjoy a

unique and

very special

island together, learn how HMI was constructed, see stunning

and breathtaking views of the Chesapeake Bay, and appreciate

the abundant wildlife and habitats. Past Family Fun Day

activities included fish seining, guided hiking or biking tours,

wildlife viewing opportunities, drop-in volleyball, island history,

milkweed patch exploration, insect identification, and arts and

crafts for kids. Please note that Family Fun Days may be

cancelled during poor weather conditions.

Bicycles and binoculars are available to South Cell visitors free of

charge to observe birds and other wildlife while traveling along

several miles of trails that circle a large pond and include covered

benches with breathtaking views of the Chesapeake Bay. The

1.8-mile White Trail Loop around the South Cell is marked with

signage about the island’s ecosystem and history. A monument

to the HMI Citizen’s Oversight Committee (COC) stands

where several trails converge, to honor the committee for its

service as a voice for citizens monitoring the formation and

impact of the island since 1981. The COC oversees the island

and monitors the future development, use, and maintenance of

the Hart-Miller-Pleasure Island chain, as well as the water quality

in the area immediately surrounding the islands.

The second annual Hart-Miller Island 5-mile race was held in

October 2019 by DNR in conjunction with Charm City Run;

the number of runners increased from 50 in 2018 to more than

80 in 2019. The third annual HMI 5-mile race is being planned

for October 2020.

The HMI North Cell is currently being designed for a wildlife

habitat. When the North Cell habitat development is complete,

it will be managed and operated by DNR as part of the State

Park, similar to the South Cell.

Come and enjoy everything HMI has to offer

in the 2020 season!

The island is accessible only by personal boats and no

public shuttles are available at this time. Concessions

are available for purchase near the Ranger Station.

For the most up-to-date information regarding the HMI

State Park please visit

https://dnr.maryland.gov/publiclands/Pages/central/hart

miller.aspx and follow the Maryland State Park Twitter

account (@MDStateParks) for closure announcements

during inclement weather.

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Robert A. Liberto, CPA, PFS

President

5430 Campbell Blvd • Suite 113

White Marsh, MD 21162

Office 410.931.5010 • Fax 410.931.5013

Email raliberto@ralibertocpa.com

ralibertocpa.com

Personal Attention • Professional Results

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WATERFRONT GUIDE 23




Marshy Point Park

Story & photos by Benjamin Porter,

Naturalist at Marshy Point Nature Center

This unique park, with more than 400 acres to explore, welcomes visitors of all ages

and offers many different forms of outdoor recreation from canoeing and boating to

hiking, birding, and photography.

Each season along the Chesapeake brings its own unique

character and natural wonder. The quiet of winter brings

waterfowl by the thousands. In spring, nature sets a frenzied

pace as the water warms and fish and crabs return to the

shallows. With the warmth and energy of summer the shallow

creeks of the upper bay teem with life. I spent many childhood

summers exploring the creeks and shorelines along the upper bay

and I can recall wondering about the plants, sounds, smells, and

creatures in and around these shallow waters. I knew that

strange, pungent, stand of tall reeds over mud as "the marsh" and

fished its shoreline and found soft crabs sheltering along its edge.

It was both intriguing and mysterious but I didn't learn just how

fascinating, important and diverse this ecosystem is until I

returned to "the marsh" at Marshy Point.

The opportunities to explore and experience the living shorelines

and shallows of the Chesapeake Bay that I enjoyed as a child

seem increasingly rare for children today. In a world that is

driven by technology and disconnected from nature, places like

Marshy Point aim to provide an experience and connection to

the world around us. The Marshy Point Park, open to the public

every day, includes shallow creeks, marshes, freshwater wetlands

and coastal plain forests as well as Marshy Point Nature Center.

The nature center is part of the Baltimore County Department

of Recreation and Parks in cooperation with the Marshy Point

Nature Center Council.

The nature center displays more than 50 different species of

native wildlife and offers interactive exhibits about the natural

and cultural history of the surrounding area. More than eight

miles of trails highlight the many different habitats of Marshy

Point. Wild turkeys, deer, snakes and numerous birds of prey

inhabit the surrounding coastal plain forest. Ospreys and eagles

raise their chicks on the creeks and feed on the abundant fish.

Marshy Point is also visited each year by around 80,000 people

from Baltimore County and the surrounding area. With a focus

on the Chesapeake Bay, Marshy Point offers hundreds of public

programs each season. During the summer, camps and weekend

programs focus on providing visitors with a hands-on experience

in the bay. School field trips aim to provide encounters with the

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natural world and a connection to our shared history. Special

events bring the local community together with organizations

and individuals interested in environmental education and

conservation. Spring and fall festivals celebrate the traditions

and history of the Chesapeake and provide up close encounters

with wildlife. Summer Solstice Faerie Festival held June 20-21,

2020, celebrates the magic of nature. Support from hundreds of

volunteers, community organizations, and members make

Marshy Point the special place it is today. The non-profit

Marshy Point Nature Center Council is dedicated to supporting

the educational mission of the center and makes possible the

development of new programs and exhibits. No matter what the

season, Marshy Point has something to offer.

Visit marshypoint.org for more information or stop by anytime.

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WATERFRONT GUIDE 29


Start Your

SuMMer

Adventures

on the

Tiki

Trail

Ramp up your level of fun this summer by visiting all

of these awesome restaurants scattered along the

Baltimore County Waterfront.

River Watch Restaurant & Marina

207 Nanticoke Rd, Essex, MD 21221

Known for their very popular live bands on weekends, River

Watch in Middle River attracts a crowd with their great outdoor

space, live music, great food and drinks such as the River Watch

Rum Punch with a floater of course. River Watch offers dockage

for those of you that want to come by boat.

Row Boat Willie’s Dock Bar

9031 Cuckold Point Rd, Sparrows Point, MD 21219

This popular bar and restaurant on Miller's Island has a view of

Hart Miller Island and the Craighill Upper Range Light from

Carson’s Creekside Restaurant

1110 Beech Dr, Middle River, MD 21220

Known for their beautiful sunsets over Dark Head Creek and

large outdoor deck for dining and drinking, Carson’s Creekside

provides a wonderful backdrop for your sunset photos. Not to

mention they have live music and lots of specials – 2 for 1 drinks,

steak night, crab cake specials and more. Carson’s also offers

dock and dine.

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their second floor deck. Their lounge chairs, palm trees and tiki

paraphernalia give you a “I must be in the Florida Keys” vibe

right here in good old Baltimore County. So grab your bucket of

beer and enjoy this classic tiki bar.

Sunset Cove

3408 Red Rose Farm Rd, Middle River, MD 21220

Located at Maryland Marina in Middle River, Sunset Cove is

one of the original tiki bars in the area. Their palm trees,

cornhole in the sand, original drink concoctions and delicious

food will not disappoint and will make you feel like you are miles

away from it all. Try their signature Sunset Cove Cocktail with

two kinds of rum, fresh squeezed orange juice, lemon-lime soda

and a splash of grenadine. You can come by boat or by land and

sit back and watch the sunset over the cove.

Brewers Landing

801 Woodrow Ave.

Essex

Crazy Tuna

203 Nanticoke Rd.

Essex

Dock of the Bay

9025 Cuckold Point Rd.

Sparrows Point

Hard Yacht Cafe

8500 Cove Rd.

Dundalk

Island View Cafe

2542 Island View Rd.

Essex

Area Tiki Bars

Seahorse

710 Wise Ave.

Dundalk

Seasoned Mariner

601 Wise Ave.

Dundalk

Sue Island Grill

900 Baltimore Yacht

Club Rd.

Essex

Tiki Lee’s Dock Bar

4309 Shore Rd.

Sparrows Point

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WATERFRONT GUIDE 33


ATASTEFORFUN

LocalBreweriesOffer

GreatBeer&GoodCheer

Baltimore County is

dotted with local

breweries from

micro, small batch

brewers to our

largest Irish gem,

Guinness. If you

love a frosty pint and

a place to chill out,

visit these brew pubs and sample exceptional suds. Brewmasters

will agree that it is all about the beer and patrons will tell you it is

about much more.

Today’s pubs offer comradery and a laid-back community that

welcome families with children and their furry friends as well.

While most do not have on-site restaurants, they do welcome

food trucks that offer a variety of menus to sample. You can find

outdoor seating in summer and live music. Cornhole, darts and

other games offer the chance to compete and make new friends.

So, grab the kids, pack up the pooch and head for the hops!

Key Brewing Company

2500 Gray’s Road

Dundalk, MD 21222

Opened during the summer of 2015, Key Brewing Company has

used skilled craft brewing to serve up pure, traditional

“drinkable” American craft ales and lagers. Their six core beers

and rotating seasonal selections have become regional favorites.

Names like Dundalk Calling and Bail Money give a nod to the

area’s eclectic local humor. The brewery has a welcoming tap

room with adjoining game space and a great outdoor space for

summer partying. Key Brewing sponsors and participates in

numerous neighborhood clean-ups For more information visit

keybrewing.com or visit their Facebook page. (410-477-2337).

Pooles Island Brewing

Company

11695 Crossroads Circle, Suite A

Middle River, MD 21220

Pooles Island Brewing Company is the newest brewery in

Maryland. Owners Roger Bedard, Scot Calelander and Scott

Donnelley chose their location because they wanted to be a part

of this fast growing community. They offer six signature beers

plus a rotating selection of seasonal and specialty brews.

Currently, they have cocktail inspired seltzers and a wine/beer

hybrid. The spacious tap room features a large bar area and

unique self-serve Tap Wall that pours 12 different styles of beer.

There is an adjoining patio for summer seating and a semiprivate

space for special events. Pooles Island Brewing gets

involved with community cleanup efforts and recycles empty

grain bags for litter pick up. Check poolesbrewing.com or their

Facebook page for hours and events. (410-630-9164)

PoolesIslandself-serveTapWall

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DuClaw Brewery

8901 Yellow Brick Road, Suite B

Rosedale, MD 21237

Well known and loved this brewery provides a bounty of brews

in the US, Canada and Europe. They offer brewery tours by

appointment only.

For more details visit: duclaw.com. (443-559-9900).

RavenBeer

8901 Yellow Brick Road, Suite B

Rosedale, MD 21237

RavenBeer produces an Edgar Allen Poe series of classical and

German-style beers. They are currently distributing in MD, DC,

VA, DE, PA, SC and they also produce beer in Europe and

export to Europe. They also provide a limited number of non-

German style beers like the Tell Tale Heart American IPA. Tours

are available, visit ravenbeer.com for more information.

(443-847-6223).

White Marsh Brewing

Company at Red Brick Station

8149 Honeygo Blvd.

White Marsh, MD 21236

White Marsh Brewing Company owns and operates the Red

Brick Station. Their hoppy brews are the main attraction with 5

year-round selections and varied seasonal offerings. The

restaurant has a full menu and is a long time local favorite.

Visit redbrickstation.com or call (410-931-7827).

Inverness Brewing Company

16200 Markoe Road

Monkton, MD 21111

Started in 2018 this is the first Baltimore County farm brewery.

The tap room is in a huge barn and they pour 12 beers ranging

from hearty Double IPA to Inverness Light and others are

constantly evolving with the seasons. Sip and stroll this pastoral

paradise.

For more information: invernessbrewing.com or (443-829-2142)

Guinness Open Gate Brewery

5101 Washington Blvd.

Halethorpe, MD 21227

The only Guinness brewery in the United States, it is home to

Guinness Blonde that is brewed exclusively at this site. The

facilities and surrounding campus are first class and deserve a day

trip to tour. There is a tap room that offers light fare and a

restaurant with full menu. Outdoor seating and walking paths

make the beer garden a fun destination complete with a food

truck. Tours are available and information can be found at

guinnessbrewerybaltimore.com. (443-575-6893).

PoolesIslandspacioustaproom

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» MTABC MEMBERS

The Marine Trades Association of Baltimore County (MTABC) was formed in the late 1980’s to improve the Baltimore

County waterfront for recreational boaters and to educate and engage government officials about the marine industry.

Look for our logo throughout Eastern Baltimore County and patronize our members. Happy boating!

Ahab Marine Services

All Star Marine

America’s Boating Club - Baltimore

Association of Marina Industries

Automotive Training Center

Avon Dixon Agency, Inc.

Back River Restoration Committee

Bafitis & Associates

Baltimore Boating Center

Baltimore Yacht Club

Bay Pile Driving

Bayside Marine Surveying, Inc.

Beacon Light Marina

Bill’s Boat Basin/Row Boat Willie’s

Blitz Mobile Detailing

Bowleys Marina

Captain Waterfront

Carroll Independent Fuel

Carson’s Creekside Restaurant

Charm City Fire Protection

Chesapeake Bay Magazine

Chesapeake Gateway Chamber

Community Colleges of Baltimore County

Crazy Tuna Bar & Grille

Cutter Marina

Deckelman’s Marine Enterprises

Dissen & Juhn Corporation

East Coast Marine Consulting

Eastern Marine Services/KB

Eaze Restoration

Essex Marina & Boat Sales

First Captains

Gonce Marine

Goose Harbor Marina

Harris Fire Protection

Hawk’s Marine

Hi-Tech Marine Services

Howard Energy

Integrity First Floors

Intercoastal Marine

K & C Grounds Maintenance, Inc.

Latshaw Real Estate Group

Robert Liberto, CPA, PC

M & M Boat Sales

Marine Repair Unlimited/Holly Neck

Marina

Marine Trades Association of Maryland

Markel’s Boat Yard

Markley’s Marina

William F.C. Marlow Jr.

Maryland Boat Sales

Maryland Marina

Maryland Port Administration

Michael’s Bay Marine

Middle River Landing Marina

Millers Island Propeller

Nautical Academics

Norman Creek Marina

Norris Seafood

Parkside Marina / Conrad’s Ruth Villa

Pizza John’s

Porter’s Seneca Marina

Rehbein Enterprises

Riverside Marine Inc.

Riverside Yacht Club

River Watch Restaurant & Marina

Salty Dog Publications, Inc.

Schultz’s Crab House

Shore-Line Construction

Sparrows Point Country Club

SS Canvas, LLC

Stouten’s Bear Creek Marina

Sue Island Marina

Sunset Cove Café

Sunset Harbor Marina

Sunset Hunter Sailing LLC

The Diver To Hire

The Dock Guy

TowBoatUS / Baltimore Marine Recovery

Tradepoint Atlantic

Tradewinds Marina

Ultimate Watersports

Upper Bay Boating

Weaver’s Marine Service

Weis Markets

XxStream Marine

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REELGOODDAYS

There are several parks in Eastern Baltimore County that have

great fishing piers, or you can hunker under a tree and fish from

shore. A few great parks include Cox’s Point, Merritt Point,

Rocky Point, Watersedge, Wilson Point, Turner Station and

Inverness Park. Many offer license-free fishing and have boat

ramps; just check the County website (baltimorecountymd.gov)

for detailed information. While anglers are catching sunfish,

crappie, yellow perch, and catfish from shore, don’t get

distressed thinking they are only pulling in little fish. From land,

anglers pull in 30 inch and larger striped bass and catfish.

Another prime location to fish from the shoreline is Dundalk’s

Stansbury Park. It features a pond that is stocked with trout by

Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) in early

spring. Trout is not the only fish you may reel up here. Last

spring, a 27-inch pickerel was landed by a local fisherman. Perch,

bass, crappie and even snakehead have also been found in this

fishing hole.

Dr. Lewis with Rockfish on Back River

Fishing Around Baltimore

County Waters

Story and photos by Karen Wynn

IT’S A PRIVILEGE LIVING in the Chesapeake Bay Region,

the largest estuary in the United States, with more than 150

rivers and streams, plus another 10,000 creeks. What makes life

even better is that Eastern Baltimore County not only has 200

miles of waterfront where you can fish, but is also a central hub

for great fishing by boat. Fishing varies between seasons

depending upon weather, water salinity, and non-native species

invasion. Count on catching anything from small panfish to

large Striped Bass (rockfish) and, of course, blue crabs as the

water begins to warm.

Fishing is alive in the creeks,

streams and rivers off the shores of

Eastern Baltimore County

DNR restocks young largemouth bass into Middle River and

Gunpowder River to maintain or grow the fisheries, or when

habitat conditions severely limit reproduction. After input from

local anglers, Middle River was last restocked in 2018 with 380,

8-12 inch young fish. Scott Sewell, Conservation Director for

Bass Nation, works in conjunction with DNR to spearhead such

programs. He started the Upper Bay Stocking Fund to purchase

adult sized bass to enhance the population even further. This

program’s success depends on donations and volunteers to

physically restock these rivers. For more information, contact

Scott Sewell at nitro1701@verizon.net.

Whether you take your own boat or hire a charter to find the

hidden gem fishing spots, fishing is alive in the creeks, streams

and rivers off the shores of Eastern Baltimore County. At the

mouths of Back River and Middle River, the waters open into

the Chesapeake Bay. Great fishing can be found around the

riprap of Hart-Miller Island (HMI) and the Craighill Upper

Range Light. Captain Tracy Geho, owner/operator of

Baltimore’s Finest Charters shared that using bloodworms and

grass shrimp on bottom rigs will produce fish. Throw top water

plugs in early morning or right before dark to pull in your catch

of rock, catfish, perch, and bluefish from the waters around

HMI and Pleasure Island.

38 MARINE TRADES ASSOCIATION OF BALTIMORE COUNTY


» FISHING

Early spring is the best time to catch larger rockfish in the Upper

Bay. June-September offers lots of action with light tackle

chumming and bottom fishing for rock, perch, catfish, blue,

Spanish mackerel, croakers, and spot. Early to late fall, fish begin

to school up and break water, fattening up for winter. Fall offers

some of the best fishing in the area with trolling and jigging.

Yellow perch are a great catch in the cooler waters of winter.

Looking for a different fishing experience? Grab a rod and head

for shallow waters by land, kayak, or boat to catch northern

snakehead. Catching this fast growing, invasive species in the

weeded waters of Middle and Back Rivers, is not only fun, but

also helps control the potential problems for the ecosystem as

snakehead prey on many other species. Best of all, these fish are

delicious grilled, fried, baked or sautéed.

Bottom line, fishing is a great activity to share with your kids. It’s

not about how many fish you catch or how fast you catch them,

it’s about having fun. Whether on land or by boat, get out and

build memories on the water.

Catch from Baltimore’s Finest Charters,

baltimoresfinestcharters.com

Tim Campbell, CCA Member,

showing off first catch of new Angler

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» WE REMEMBER

Michael P. "Mike"

Caruthers

Michael P. ”Mike” Caruthers, a

major Maryland developer, quiet

philanthropist and devoted

family-man, died on August 13,

2019 at his home in McLean, VA

at age 72. In various partnerships,

he developed apartment and

commercial buildings, hotels, and numerous communities

including Arundel Mills Mall and Baltimore Crossroads @95.

He brought exceptional quality development to Middle River

while being sensitive to the environment and considerate of

existing residents. He is survived by his mother, Aurelia; his wife,

Rosemary (Keller), children and grandchildren.

Brian “Scott” Steele

On December 24, 2019, the Bowleys Quarters community lost a

brother, a friend and fellow restaurant owner. Brian “Scott"

Steele passed away at his home in Middle River. "It's beyond

shocking." said brother David Steele. “I lost my brother, business

partner and best friend in one instant." David and Scott are

owners of Sunset Cove, Steelefish Grille and the Hickory Lodge,

and former owners of Gunpowder Lodge. The duo started their

journey in the bar/restaurant scene in the early 90s as co-owners

of the original Dead Freddies. They turned a hole-in the-wall

Harford Rd. bar into a 20-something hot spot that was packed

on nights and weekends. "Scott was all about community, and

we've worked really hard to make sure people were safe, fed and

happy. Hopefully, the three places we have now are a testament

to that."

Scott is survived by two children, Nathaniel and Rebecca Steele;

fiance Julie Taylorson, brothers Russell J. Steele, James T. “Tim”

Steele, David K. Steele and predeceased by his sister Mary

A. Garrison.

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WATERFRONT GUIDE 41


RAFTUP

RENDEZVOUS

Social Boating 101

FINDING A SECLUDED COVE, popular island or sandy

beach to drop an anchor or raft up with friends is one of the

most popular activities for boaters. The Chesapeake Bay area has

some interesting options for anchoring and rafting up whether

you want to join the party on the beach or look for wildlife in a

quiet cove. We have compiled a list of the most popular spots to

anchor around the Bay. They are an easy cruise in and from the

Baltimore County waters so grab your cooler, floaties, barbeque

and water toys and enjoy!

Dobbins Island

(N 39° 04.733', W -76° 27.750') a private island on the Magothy

River, is a very well-known and festive raft-up scene with the

anchorage on the north side of the island attracting hundreds of

people on the weekend.

Fairlee Creek

(N 39° 15.850', W -76° 12.580') is a well-protected anchorage

with lots of amenities because of the proximity of Mears Great

Oak Landing Marina and the famous Jellyfish Joel’s Tiki Bar.

You enter through a narrow inlet with a current, and as long as

you hug the shore on the way in, the bar patrons should give you

a good rating.

Belly Button Beach

(39.285155, -76.187577 marked on charts as Button Beach) is a

wide cove located between Fairlee and Worton Creeks that has a

beach that is perfect for kids and dogs. You can beach smaller

boats and larger boats can anchor a bit farther out and dinghy in.

The cove has a great view of the Bay and is a perfect spot to

watch the sunset.

Hart-Miller Island

(39.2511° N, -76.3666° W) is a 1,100-acre man-made island near

the mouth of Middle River and one of the most popular raft-up

areas. The western shore allows for easy and safe anchoring and

access to a sandy beach. On shore you can enjoy miles of hiking

and biking trails (bike rentals available), nature walks, ranger-led

programs, beach volleyball and the new SUP and kayak rentals.

Sandy Beach in Old Road Bay

(39.2109’, -76.4447’) near Sparrows Point, is a popular raft-up

area and is home to the annual Sandy Beach Day which can draw

hundreds of boaters for a weekend of eating, drinking and

swimming.

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Still Pond

(N 39° 19.972', W -76° 08.507') is located north of Worton

Creek. It is a protected spot with calm water and has good

anchor holding. At low tide there is an exposed sandbar. It is

perfect for swimming and an afternoon barbeque. The depths

range from 7-9 feet.

Sue Creek

(39.286593, -76.404993) is located on the south shore of the

Middle River about a mile in from the river's entrance. It is a

well-protected anchorage that has several raft-ups every weekend

and is an excellent spot to socialize and swim.

Tolchester Beach

(39.2143, -76.2447) is located by Tolchester Marina at Buoy 21.

Join the summer beach party. Anchor just off the beach and

swim in to enjoy the Shanty Beach Bar and live music on

weekends with special concerts throughout the summer.

Boating/Yacht Clubs in

Baltimore County

Local knowledge can be very helpful as you explore these top

spots because of depths, currents and where to drop an anchor

for the best hold. Boating with a group is a sure way to gain

confidence and a chance to share your lazy afternoons with

friends. Local clubs provide you with a chance to learn and

socialize with other boaters. Many clubs organize raft up events

and joining these groups is a fun and stress-free way to enjoy a

new anchoring spot.

America’s Boating Club Baltimore is the local branch of a

nation-wide organization of 30,000 boating enthusiasts.

cdr@uspsdundalk.org, usps.org/localusps/sss-dk

BaltimoreYachtClub

410-682-2310

Baltimoreyachtclub.org

BowleysPointYachtClub

410-335-3553

Bowleysmarina.com/yacht-club

CrescentYachtClub

410-687-2582

Crescentyachtclub.com

EasternYachtClub

410-686-3555

Easternyachtclub.com

GallowayYachtClub

Gallowayyachtclub.com

Area Yacht Clubs

MiddleRiverYachtClub

410-687-1160

Middleriveryachtclub.com

NorthPointYachtClub

410-477-2471

Npyc.org

PleasantYachtClub

410-477-9781

RedEyeYachtClub

410-686-5399

Reyc.org

RiversideYachtClub

Riversideyachtclub.org

SparrowsPointYachtClub

410-477-1500

Sparrowspointcc.org

SueHavenYachtClub

410-574-8290

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* = member

DIRECTORY OF SERVICES

ACCOMMODATIONS

BestWesternPlusHotel

5625 O’Donnell St.

Baltimore, MD 21224

(410) 633-9500

bestwestern.com

CountryInn&Suites

8825 Yellow Brick Rd.

Rosedale, MD 21237

(443) 772-5000

countryinns.com

FairfieldInn&Suites

8477 Cordon Way

Nottingham, MD 21236

(410) 933-9797

fairfield.marriott.com

HamptonInn

8225 Town Center Dr.

Nottingham, MD 21236

(410) 931-2200

hamptoninn3.hilton.com

HiltonGardenInn

5015 Campbell Blvd.

Nottingham, MD 21236

(410) 427-0600

hiltongardeninn3.hilton.com

Home2Suites

10465 Philadelphia Rd.

White Marsh, MD 21162

(410) 933-1010

home2suites3.hilton.com

LaQuintaInn&Suites

4 Philadelphia Ct.

Rosedale, MD 21237

(410) 574-8100

lq.com

ResidenceInn

4980 Mercantile Rd.

Nottingham MD 21236

(410) 933-9554

residenceinn.marriott.com

SpringhillSuites

6110 Crossroads Cir.

Middle River, MD 21220

(410) 335-2112

springhillsuites.marriott.com

Super8Motel

98 Stemmers Run Rd.

Essex, MD 21221

(410) 780-0030

wyndhamhotels.com

ASSOCIATIONS/

ORGANIZATIONS/

TOURISM OFFICES

AmericanBoat&YachtCouncil

613 Third Street, Suite 10

Annapolis, MD 21403

(410) 990-4460

abycinc.org

AssociationofMarina

Industries

50 Water Street

Warren, RI 02885

(866) 367-6622

marinaassociation.org

BackRiverRestoration

Committee

531 Eastern Blvd., Suite C

Essex, MD 21221

410-241-0259

savebackriver.org

BaltimoreCountyTourism&

Promotion

400 Washington Avenue

Towson, MD 21204

(410) 887-2849

enjoybaltimorecounty.com

Bowley’sQuartersVolunteer

FireCompany

900 Bowleys Quarters Road

Middle River, MD 21220

(410) 952-5700

bqvolunteers.wixsite.com/home

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= member

» DIRECTORY *

ChesapeakeBaySportfishing

Association,Inc.

1630 Castleton Rd

Darlington, MD 21034

(410) 868-5488

cbsfa.club

MarineTradesAssociationof

Maryland

7076 Bembe Beach Road

Annapolis, MD 21403

(410) 626-1940

mtam.org

GROCERY STORES

Aldi

1600 Old Eastern Ave.

Essex, MD 21221

(855) 955-2534

INSURANCE

AvonDixonAgency*

28640 Marys Ct. Suite 100

Easton, MD 21601

(800) 242-8757

ChesapeakeBayYachtClubs

117 N Washington Street

Easton, MD 21601

(609) 877-2561

cbyca.org

ChesapeakeGatewayChamber

ofCommerce

405 Williams Court

Middle River, MD 21220

(443) 317-8763

chesapeakechamber.org

MarineTradesAssociationof

BaltimoreCounty

P.O. Box 18137

Baltimore, MD. 21220

(410) 687-1002

mtabc.org

MarylandOfficeofTourism

401 East Pratt Street

Baltimore, MD 21202

(866) 639-3526

visitmaryland.org

MarylandPortAdministration

401 East Pratt Street

Baltimore, MD 21202

(410) 385-4480

mpa.maryland.gov/

MarylandWaterways

Foundation

730 Riverside Drive

Essex, MD 21221

(443) 983-2945

marylandwaterwaysfoundation.org

FoodLion

1565 Hyde Park Rd.

Essex, MD 21221

(410) 918-0171

FoodLion

7514 North Point Rd.

Edgemere, MD 21219

(410) 477-4784

FoodLion

1413 Fuselage Ave.

Middle River, MD 21220

(410) 391-9316

Geresbeck’s

2109 Eastern Blvd.

Middle River, MD 21220

(410) 686-3487

RichardsonFarms

5900 Ebenezer Road

White Marsh, Md 21162

(410) 335-5900

Shoppers

1200 Eastern Ave.

Essex, MD 21221

(410) 574-2020

LOCAL

PUBLICATIONS

ChesapeakeBayMagazine*

(410) 263-2662

chesapeakebaymagazine.com

SaltyDogPublications*

(888) 843-1585

thesaltydog.com

UpperBayBoating*

(410) 937-6866

upperbayboating.com

MARINE CHARTERS

SunsetHunterSailing*

at Maryland Marina

443-424-3894

sunsethuntersailing.com

MARINE

CONSTRUCTION

BayPileDriving*

(410) 879-3121

Baypiledriving.com

WeisMarketsDundalk*

7200 Holabird Ave.

Dundalk, MD 21222

(410) 284-2762

WeisMarketsDundalk*

7848 Wise Ave.

Dundalk, MD 21222

(410) 282-0218

TheDockGuy*

412 Armstrong Rd.

Middle River, MD 21221

Dissen&JuhnCo.*

101 Log Cabin Circle, Ste. J

Stevensville, MD 21666

(410) 604-1802

dissen-juhn.com

WeisMarketsEssex*

165 Orville Rd.

Middle River, MD 21221

(410) 687-9400

HOME BUILDERS

Shore-LineConstruction*

Perry Hall, MD 21128

(410) 574-6623

shorelineconstruction.net

GonceEnterprisesInc(GEI)*

8906 Avenue B

Sparrows Point, MD 21219

(410) 477-6887

geicontracting.com

RehbeinEnterprisesCorp*

1426 Burke Rd.

Baltimore, MD 21220

(410) 335-7051

dredgeanddock.com

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XxStreamMarine*

929 Shore Rd.

Dundalk, MD 21222

(410) 830-9580

xxstreammarine@gmail.com

MARINE EDUCATION

& INSTRUCTION

America’sBoatingClub

Baltimore*

1916 Robinwood Rd.

Baltimore, MD 21222

(410) 456-5543

usps.org/localusps/sss-dk

AutomotiveTrainingCenter*

900 Johnsville Blvd.

Warminster, PA 18974

(866) 905-4278

autotraining.edu

BaltimoreCountySailingCtr.

2200 Rocky Point Rd.

Essex, MD 21221

(410) 391-0196

bcsailing.org

CommunityCollegeof

BaltimoreCounty*

7201 Rossville Blvd.

Baltimore, MD 21237

(410) 682-6000

ccbcmd.edu

EastCoastMarineConsulting*

P.O. Box 27

Havre de Grace, MD 21078

(410) 322-6701

eastcoastmarineconsulting.com

FirstCaptainsBoatingService*

P.O. Box 5027

Middle River, MD 21220

(410) 808-2137

firstcaptains.com

NauticalAcademics*

Paul Soltis

(717) 329-9955

nauticalcapt@gmail.com

HarrisFireProtectionCo.*

50 Kane St.

Baltimore, MD 21224

(410) 285-7272

harrisfire.com

HowardEnergy*

P.O. Box 268,

Severna Park, MD 21146

(410) 647-1500

ghoward@howardenergyinc.com

IntegrityFirstFloors*

P.O. Box 67

White Marsh, MD 21162

(443) 253-2998

boatcarpetpro.com

MARINE SALES &

SERVICES

AllStarMarine*

2434 Hollyneck Rd.

Essex, MD 21221

(410) 574-8281

allstarmarineonline.com

BaltimoreBoatingCenter*

2015 Turkey Point Rd.

Essex, MD 21221

(410) 687-2000

baltimoreboatingcenter.com

BaltimoreMarine

Recovery/TowBoatUS*

P.O. Box 975,

Pasadena, MD 21123

(410) 255-8700

boatus.com/towboatus/Baltimore

BaltimoreYachtClub*

800 Baltimore Yacht Club Rd.

Essex, MD 21221

410 682-2318

office@baltimoreyachtclub.org

BaysideMarineSurveying*

6903 Harewood Park Dr.

Middle River, MD 21220

(410) 335-3955

baysidemarinesurveying.com

Bill’sYachtBasin*

9033 Cuckold Point Rd.

Sparrows Point, MD 21219

(410) 477-5137

BlitzMobileDetailing*

2015 Turkey Point Rd.

Essex, MD 21221

(443) 226-7127

blitzmobiledetailing.com

BowleysMarina*

1700 Bowleys Quarters Rd.

Middle River, MD 21220

(410) 335-3553

bowleysmarina.com

CutterMarinaBasin&

Boardwalk*

1900 Old Eastern Ave.

Baltimore, MD 21221

(410) 391-7245

cuttermarina.com

DecklemansMarine*

201 Oak Ave.

Essex MD 21221

(410) 391-6482

chesapeakebayassistassociation.com

DiverForHire*

P.O. Box 696

Arnold, MD 21012

(410) 382-4561

diverforhire.com

EasternMarineServices*

3009C Eastern Blvd.

Middle River, MD 21220

(410) 730-0300

easternmarineservices.com

EssexMarina&BoatSales*

1755 Hilltop Ave.

Essex, MD 21221

(410) 686-3435

essexboatsales.com

GonceMarine*

8906 Avenue B

Edgemere, MD 21219

(443) 242-6162

goncemarine.com

GooseHarborMarina*

4040 Briar Point Rd.

Middle River, MD 21220

(410) 335-7474

gooseharbor.com

MARINE PRODUCTS

CarrollIndependentFuel*

2700 Loch Raven Rd.

Baltimore, MD 21218

(800) 834-8590

carrollfuel.com

BeaconLightMarina*

825 Bowleys Quarters Rd.

Middle River, MD 21220

(410) 335-6200

beaconlightmarina.com

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Hawk’sMarine*

At Cutter Marina

The Boardwalk

200 Chrismar Lane

Essex, MD 21221

(443) 823-9512

hawksyachts.com

Hi-techMarineServices,Inc*

2023 River Rd.

Essex, MD 21221

(410) 375-1638

Hi-techmarineservices.com

IntercoastalMarine*

2925 Eastern Blvd.

Middle River, MD 21220

(410) 335-0458

intercoastalmarinemd.com

M&MBoatSales*

2010 Eastern Blvd.

Middle River, MD 21220

(410) 391-2333

mmboats.com

MarineRepairUnlimited*

2426 Holly Neck Rd.

Essex, MD 21221

(410) 574-3988

Markel’sBoatYard*

7745 North Point Creek Rd.

Edgemere, MD 21219

(410) 477-3445

markelsboatyard.wixsite.com/chesapeakebay

Markley’sMarina*

223 Nanticoke Rd.

Essex, MD 21221

(410) 687-5575

MarylandBoatSales*

2426 Holly Neck Rd.

Essex, MD 21221

(443) 324-1368

Mdboatsales.com

MarylandMarina*

3501 Red Rose Farm Rd.

Middle River, MD 21220

(410) 335-8722

marylandmarina.net

Michael’sBayMarine*

4431 No. Point Blvd, Ste. B

Sparrows Point, MD 21219

(410) 477-3440

MiddleRiverLandingMarina*

1901 Old Eastern Ave.

Essex, MD 21221

(410) 686-0771

Middleriverlandingmarina.com

MiddleRiverMarineService*

810 Back River Neck Road

Middle River, MD 21220

(410) 591-4378

middlerivermarine.net

NormanCreekMarina*

2229 Corsica Rd.

Essex, MD 21221

(410) 686-9343

normancreekmarina.com

ParksideMarina*

3300 Edwards Ln.

Middle River, MD 21220

(410) 344-1187

parksideboating.com

Porter’sSenecaMarina*

918 Seneca Park Rd.

Middle River, MD 21220

(410) 335-6563

porterssenecamarina.com

RiversideMarine*

600 Riverside Dr.

Essex, MD 21221

(410) 686-1500

riversideboats.com

TradewindsMarina*

412 Armstrong Rd.

Middle River, MD 21220

(410) 335-7000

tradewindsmarina.com

Weaver’sMarineService*

730 Riverside Dr.

Essex, MD 21221

(410) 686-4944

weaversmarine.net

MARINE SURVEYORS

AhabMarineServices*

515 Park Ave,

Towson, MD 21204

(410) 812-7761

ahabmarine.com

BaysideMarineSurveying*

6903 Harewood Park Dr.

Middle River, MD 21220

(410) 335-3955

baysidemarinesurveying.com

EastCoastMarineConsulting*

P.O. Box 27

Havre de Grace, MD 21078

(410) 322-6701

eastcoastmarineconsulting.com

MARINE TOWING &

SALVAGE

RiverWatchRestaurant&

Marina*

207 Nanticoke Rd.

Essex, MD 21221

(410) 687-1422

riverwatchrestaurant.com

Stouten’sBearCreekMarina*

817 Wise Ave.

Dundalk, MD 21222

(410) 477-2288

stoutensbearcreekmarina.com

Deckleman’sMarine*

201 Oak Ave.

Essex, MD 21221

(410) 391-6482

chesapeakebayassistassociation.com

TowBoatUS/Balt.Marine

Recovery*

P.O. Box 975

Pasadena, MD 21123

(410) 255-8700

towboatusbaltimore.com

SueIslandMarina*

850 Baltimore Yacht Club Rd.

Essex, MD 21221

(410) 574-7373

sueislandgrillandcrabhouse.com

SunsetHarborMarina&

Boatel*

1651 Browns Rd.

Essex, MD 21221

(410) 687-7290

sunsetharbor.com

MUSEUMS/ HISTORIC

SITES

Ballestone-StansburyHouse

1935 Back River Neck Rd.

Essex, MD 21221

(410) 887-0218

ballestonestansburyhouse.org

BengiesDrive-InTheatre

3417 Eastern Blvd.

Baltimore, MD 21220

(410) 687-5627

bengies.com

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FireMuseumofMaryland

1301 York Rd.,

Lutherville, MD 21093

(410) 321-7500

remuseummd.org

FortHowardPark

9500 North Point Rd.

Fort Howard, MD 21052

(410) 887-7529

baltimorecountymd.gov

GlennL.MartinMaryland

AviationMuseum

701 Wilson Point Rd., Hangar 5

Middle River, MD 21220

(410) 682–6122

mdairmuseum.org

HamptonNationalHistoricSite

535 Hampton Ln.

Towson, MD 21286

(410) 823-1309

nps.gov/hamp

HeritageMuseumofEssex

5156 Eastern Blvd.

Essex, MD 21221

(410) 574-6934

essexmuseum.com

ToddsInheritance

9000 North Point Rd.

Sparrows Point, MD 21219

(410) 388-0209

visitmaryland.org

PROFESSIONAL

SERVICES

Bafitis&Associates*

1249 Engelberth Rd.

Essex, MD 21221

(410) 391-2336

BowleysQuartersVolunteer

FireDept.*

900 Bowleys Quarters Rd.

Middle River, MD 21220

(410) 335-8820

EazeRestoration*

919 Back River Neck Rd

Essex, MD 21221

410 677-2674

KCGroundsMaintenance*

1818 Pot Spring Rd, Suite 250

Lutherville-Timonium, MD

21093

410 296-5656

LatshawRealEstateGroup*

502 Baltimore Ave. Suite 200

Towson, MD 21204

410 296-3400

RobertLiberto,CPA,PC*

5430 Campbell Blvd., Ste. 113

White Marsh, MD 21162

(410) 931-5010

TradepointAtlantic*

1600 Sparrows Point Blvd.

Baltimore, MD. 21219

(443) 960-6476

WilliamF.C.Marlow*

400 Allegheny Ave.

Towson, MD 21204

(410) 821-1013

REAL ESTATE

Arbors@BaltimoreCrossroads

11550 Crossroads Circle

Middle River, MD 21220

410 457-7257

arborsbaltimore@bozzuto.com

CaptainWaterfront,Skip

Tolley*

518 Eastern Blvd.

Baltimore, MD 21221

(410) 935-7500

captainwaterfront.com

LatshawRealEstateAdvisors*

502 Baltimore Ave.

Towson, MD 21204

(410) 296-6000

latshaw.net

RECREATION

Cox’sPointPark

820 Riverside Dr.

Essex, MD 21221

(410) 887-0255

EasternRegionalPark

11723 Eastern Ave.

Middle River, MD 21220

(410) 887-3681

GunpowderFallsStatePark–

HammermanBeach

7200 Graces Quarters Rd.

Middle River, MD 21220

(410) 335-3461

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Hart-MillerIslandStatePark

Essex, MD 21221

(410) 592-2897

MarshyPointNatureCenter

7130 Marshy Point Rd.

Baltimore, MD 21220

(410) 887-2817

MiamiBeachPark

4001 Bay Dr.

Middle River, MD 21220

(410) 887-2818

RockyPointBeachandPark

2200 Rocky Point Rd.

Essex, MD 21221

(410) 887-2818

RockyPointGolfCourse

1935 Back River Neck Rd.

Essex, MD 21221

(410) 887-0215

SparrowsPointCountryClub*

919 Wise Ave.

Baltimore, MD 21222

(410) 477-1500

StansburyGolf&SportsPark

7900 Stansbury Rd.

Dundalk, MD 21222

(410) 282-6600

WilsonPointPark

950 Beech Dr.

Middle River, MD 21220

(410) 887-0234

RECREATION

RENTALS/

WATERSPORTS

GonceMarine*

8906 Ave. B

Edgemere, MD 21219

(443) 242-6162

goncemarine.com

MRSUP*

2015 Turkey Point Rd.

Baltimore, MD 21221

(410) 687-2000

baltimoreboatingcenter.com

UltimateWatersports*

7340 Greenbank Rd.

Middle River, MD 21220

(410) 335-5352

ultimatewatersports.com

RESTAURANTS

Essex

CrazyTunaBar&Grill*

203 Nanticoke Rd.

Essex, MD 21221

(443) 559-9073

crazytunabar.com

PizzaJohn’s*

113 Back River Neck Rd.

Essex, MD 21221

(410) 687-7733

pizzajohns.info

RiverWatchRestaurant*

207 Nanticoke Rd.

Essex, MD 21221

(410) 687-1422

riverwatchrestaurant.com

Schultz’sCrabHouse*

1732 Old Eastern Ave.

Essex, MD 21221

(410) 687-1020

schultzscrabhouse.com

Middle River

Carson’sCreekside

Restaurant*

1110 Beech Dr.

Middle River, MD 21220

(410) 238-0080

carsonscreekside.com

SunsetCove*

3408 Red Rose Farm Rd.

Middle River, MD 21220

(410) 630-2031

sunsetcovemd.com

Sparrows Point

RowboatWillie’sDockBar*

9033 Cuckold Point Rd.

Sparrows Point, MD 21219

(410) 477-5137

rowboatwillies.com

RESTAURANTS-

CARRYOUT AND/OR

DELIVERY

NorrisSeafood*

749 Sue Grove Rd.

Essex MD 21221

(410) 574-6759

PizzaJohn’s*

113 Back River Neck Rd.

Essex, MD 21221

(410) 687-7733

BOAT RAMPS & ANCHORAGES

ANCHORAGES

Old Road Bay

Bear Breek (55 ft bridge)

Chink Creek

Bullneck Creek

Lynch Cove

Back River

Seneca Creek

Galloway Creek

Frog Mortar Creek

Dark Head Creek

Hopkins Creek

Sue Creek

Rocky Point

Hart-Miller Island

Greenhill Cove

North Point Creek

Jones Creek

PUBLIC BOAT RAMPS

Hours of Operation:

April, May, September, October

6am-8pm

June, July, August 6am-8:30pm

November, December, January,

February, March: 6am-5:30pm

Cox’sPointPark

Location: Back River

Ramps: 2

Vessel Size*: Large

Ramp Width: 10 feet

410-887-0255

GunpowderFallsStatePark

Location: Gunpowder River

Ramps: 1

Vessel Size*: Small

Ramp Width: 13 feet

410-592-2897

InvernessPark

Location: Lynch Cove/Bear

Creek

Ramps: 2

Vessel Size*: Large

Ramp Width: 11 feet

410-887-7134

MerrittPointPark

Location: Bull Neck Creek

Ramps: 2

Vessel Size*: Large

Ramp Width: 13 feet

410-887-7155

RockyPointPark

Location: Back River

Ramps: 2

Vessel Size*: Large

Ramp Width: 11 feet

410-887-2818

SouthwestAreaPark

Location: Patapsco River

Ramps: 2

Vessel Size*: Small

Ramp Width: 13 feet

410-887-6994

TurnerStationPark

Location: Peach Orchard Creek

Ramps: 4

Vessel Size*: Large

Ramp Width: 13 feet

410-887-7134

WilsonPointPark

Location: Dark Head Creek

Ramps: 2

Vessel Size*: Large

Ramp Width: 14 feet

410-887-0234

*Vessel Size is intended as a general reference

to ramp capacity. Generally, vessels less than

16 feet in length are considered small and

those greater than 16 feet are large. Ramps at

these parks open daily year-round at 6 a.m.

All boaters are asked to be out of the parks

by the closing time posted at the ramp.

Ramp closing times: November, December,

January, February and March, 5:30 p.m.

April, May, September and October, 8 p.m.

June, July and August, 8:30 p.m.

Baltimore County does not charge a fee or

require a permit to use the Chesapeake Bay

access ramps. There is a $5 trailer parking fee

at Rocky Point from Memorial Day

weekend through Labor Day.

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A MESSAGE FROM OUR BALTIMORE COUNTY EXECUTIVE

Welcome to Baltimore County’s beautiful waterfront, which offers some of the best beaches and marinas on the

Chesapeake Bay. Whether you enjoy boating, sailing or fishing on the Bay, keep in mind the delicious seafood that’s

prepared at many of our local restaurants. With more than 60 marinas, yacht clubs and Chesapeake Bay industries in

Baltimore County, the Marine Trades Association of Baltimore County is a very productive and important segment of the

economy, producing millions of dollars of economic benefit to our community.

Enjoy this edition of the Waterfront Guide and the many businesses that make life on

the Baltimore County waterfront enjoyable.

JohnnyOlszewski

BaltimoreCounty

Executive

CathyHughesBevins

BaltimoreCounty

Councilwoman

ToddK.Crandell

BaltimoreCounty

Councilman

Advertising Index

AllStarMarine...........................................32

America'sBoatingClub..............................20

AutomotiveTraining...................................2

BaltimoreBoatingCenter..........................48

BaltimoreCountyTourism ...........................3

BaltimoreYachtClub..................................41

BayPileDriving..........................................14

BeaconLightMarina ...................................7

BlitzMobileDetailing.................................48

BowleysMarina.........................................52

CaptainWaterfrontRealEstate...........17&32

CarrollFuel................................................10

Carson’sCreeksideRestaurant..................33

CommunityCollegeofBaltimore

County...............................................28&40

ChesapeakeBayMagazine........................47

CutterMarina............................................33

Dissen&Juhn............................................36

FirstCaptains............................................46

GonceMarine............................................44

GooseHarborMarina.................................17

HarrisFireProtection ................................22

Hawk'sMarine...........................................36

IntegrityFirstFloors..................................22

RobertLiberto...........................................22

M&MBoatSales........................................39

MarineRepairUnlimited............................47

Markley'sMarina.......................................36

WilliamF.C.Marlow...................................22

MartinStateAirport....................................11

MarylandBoatSales..................................12

MarylandMarina.........................................3

MiddleRiverMarineService.......................17

NorrisSeafood............................................11

PizzaJohn'sPizza......................................28

Parkside/Conrad'sRuthVilla......................51

RehbeinEnterprises ..................................28

RiversideMarine........................................27

RiverWatchRestaurant&Marina...............29

RowBoatWillie'satBill'sYachtBasin........29

SaltyDog...................................................46

Shore-LineMarineConstruction.................16

Schultz'sCrabhouse..................................48

SSCanvas .................................................28

SueIslandMarina......................................41

SunsetCove................................................9

SunsetHarborMarina................................32

SunsetHunterSailing.................................16

TowBoatUS/Balt.MarineRecovery.............22

TradepointAtlantic .....................................5

TradewindsMarina ....................................13

UpperBayBoating....................................45

Weaver’sMarineService..............................4

WeisMarkets.............................................23

XxStreamMarine.......................................45

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