> My wife and I have just bought our first boat, an '83 S2 8.0 sloop. I
> noticed Lee Yeaton mention Harborview and Anchorage Marinas. I'm looking
> a slip either in the inner harbor or with easy access from SW of Baltimore
> (we live in Ellicott City). Most of our sailing will be early evening and
> weekends. I know there are three marinas in the harbor itself, and I have
> been by two that are on the Middle River near Hanover Street in South
> Baltimore. I also know there are a couple of marinas in Sparrows point.
> two on Middle River appear to be less expensive than the those in or near
> the harbor, but only one (Middle River Marina) has what I would call
> "secure" parking. Problem, though, is that the marina is on the west side
> of the Hanover Street Bridge and I'm not sure if there is clearance for
> Any recommendations or experience with marinas in the Baltimore area would
> be greatly appreciated.
> Rich Hartmann
Stay away from the marina inside of the Hanover St. Bridge, Middle Branch
Marina, it's a dump. I was there for 2 years and I didn't get out fast
enough. Piers are in bad condition, they have had fuel problems in the
past, theft is a problem, pump out is expensive, etc. The parking looks
secure but isn't. The gate still breaks down often ans stays open and there
are a lot of keys that have not been recovered from past owners. I could go
on and on.
The marina just outside of the bridge, Baltimore Yacht Basin, is also in
need of repair. It is more of a boat graveyard than a marina. But, it is
now under new ownership and there is a chance for improvement.
There are more than 3 marinas in the harbor.
HarborView Marina - off Key Highway
Inner Harbor Marina - Also off Key Highway right at Rusty Scupper
Inner Harbor East Marina - Right next to Pier 6 Concert Pavillion
Center Dock Marina - Right next to Inner Harbor East
Henderson's Wharf Inn & Marina in Fells Point
Anchorage Marina - In Canton
Baltimore Marine Center - In Canton
If you would like more detailed info just email me and I'll send you my
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