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Your Guide to Harbor East

Baltimore, MD



ON THE COVER | Harbor East Marina

7 HARBOR EAST MARINA Marina Map and Rates



Welcome to Harbor East Marina. Thank you for choosing our marina as your home away from home while visiting Baltimore! We’re committed to making your stay with us as pleasant as possible and hope you enjoy the new facility improvements from a recent multi-million-dollar renovation project. We replaced floating docks that service 200 boat slips, upgraded electrical systems, added IPE decking, dredged the northwest corner of the marina, updated the boaters’ lounge interior and added a new event space. Our fully updated marina is welcoming boaters from across the East Coast and beyond. Harbor East Marina is an integral part of an emerging Baltimore neighborhood with 12 square blocks of fine dining and casual restaurants, first-rate hotels, lively pubs, and chic shopping. From our marina, you can walk to all the major attractions at the Inner Harbor, Harbor East, Fells Point and Little Italy, including the National Aquarium, Maryland Science Center and Landmark Harbor East Cinema. Sports fans can catch a quick cab to Oriole Park at Camden Yards or the Ravens’ M&T Bank Stadium. Marinalife at Harbor East magazine gives you a guide to our facility, including a marina map and description of the amenities we offer on-site for our guests. When you visit our marina, please do not hesitate to ask us for help and let us know how we can make your stay memorable. It’s our goal to ensure you have a tremendous experience while exploring this fine city. Best Wishes,

Dan Cowens

President, Oasis Marinas


MARINALIFE, LLC 125 West Street, Suite 201 Annapolis, MD 21401 410-752-0505 HARBOR EAST MARINA 40 International Drive Baltimore, MD 21202 410-625-1700 PUBLISHER Joy McPeters MANAGING EDITOR Susan Elnicki Wade PUBLISHING ASSOCIATE Alexa Zizzi DESIGN & PRODUCTION Tom Couteau, Undertow Creative, LLC Marinalife at Harbor East is published by Marinalife, LLC, 125 West Street, Suite 201, Annapolis, MD 21230, 410-7520505. Annual subscription price $9.99; for subscription (please add $10 for Canadian addresses, and send $20 for all other international addresses), renewal or change of address, call 410-752-0505 or go to Periodical Postage paid at the Annapolis, MD, post office and at additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Marinalife, LLC, 125 West Street, Suite 201 Annapolis, MD 21401

2019 ANNUAL RATES 30' Slip 40' Slip 50' Slip

$4,000 $6,000 $8,000

Winter Rates

$15.00 per foot

2019 MONTHLY RATES 30 ft/minimum Slip: $30/ft/month Alongside/T-Head: $40/ft/month

Annual and Monthly include electric

2019 TRANSIENT RATES 30' minimum Check In 12 noon Check Out 11:30 a.m. Slips Alongside/T’s Sunday-Thursday $2.50/ft. $3.00/ft. Friday-Saturday $3.00/ft. $3.00/ft. DOCK & DINE 3 Hours Flat Rate Monday-Thursday $10 Friday-Sunday $15 Electric Connection Fee 30 amp - $10/day Twin 30 - $15/day 50 amp - $15/day Twin 50 - $30/day 100 amp - $30/day

HOLIDAYS AND SPECIAL EVENTS Memorial Day Weekend May 24-26 $3.00/ft. - No minimum night Independence Day 2 night minimum July 2nd Tues July 3rd Wed July 4th Thur July 5th Fri

$3.75/ft. $3.75/ft. $3.75/ft. $3.75/ft.

Labor Day Weekend August 30 - September 2 $3.00/ft. – 2 night minimum TrawlerFest September 25 - September 29

Cancellation Policy Standard: 48 hours Holidays: one week HARBOR EAST MARINA



Millie Auer Concierge

A lifelong native of the Baltimore area, Millie has been at Harbor East Marina for more than 22 years. She loves being on the water any chance she can get. In her spare time, she loves to be creative with painting, making jewelry or spending time with her family.

Christina Aquila Concierge

Christina is new to our team, although she has worked in the marina industry for some time. Most recently, she was at National Harbor. She has a love for singing and self-improvement. She is passionate about helping single parents live better, healthier lifestyles, and likes to organize gettogethers to share ideas and experiences.

Josh Gillispie

Marina Services Associate Josh grew up on a Carroll County horse farm and surprisingly learned many skills that translate well into his role on the water as a dockhand. Currently Josh is a straight-A college student, studying International Business. His passions in life are his family and his faith, and he also enjoys working on cars and motorcycles.


Diana Apolinario Assistant Manager

Growing up in a military family, Diana has lived in a half-dozen states before settling in Maryland. This is her third season on the team, and she is now taking on a leadership role. Her favorite part of Harbor East Marina is the amazing group of boaters she interacts with each day. Outside of work, Diana is an accomplished power lifter, earning first place in two competitions.

Mark Woodard Manager in Training

This is Mark’s third season at Harbor East Marina, and he has recently started to take on more responsibility with us. He enjoys meeting new boaters and reminiscing with returning customers. Mark’s favorite animals are flamingos. One day he would like to travel by boat to Renaissance Island in Aruba to see all the native flamingos.

Bridgett Webster Marina Services Associate

Born and raised in Baltimore, Bridgett is an authority on all things Charm City. In her spare time she loves doing DIY projects and decorating around the house. She is also passionate about antique and vintage French-style furniture. Although she loves to stay busy, pulling up a chair and gazing at the water is her ideal way to relax.

YACHTING AND CRUISING CLUBS If your cruising club is looking to spend some time in the heart of Downtown Baltimore, look no further! With 180 slips and 500 feet of alongside dockage, we can accommodate all types of groups — large and small. Our team will work closely with your club’s director to ensure that slips are reserved together and that all your needs are met. We are happy to: › Provide online booking capability for your group › Make reservations for your group at nearby restaurants › Arrange a special event for your group on our party pad › Assist your group with special directions and recommendations for the area › Coordinate boat service with a trusted partner if you have trouble... › And, more importantly, make sure you have a great time throughout your entire stay!

SUPERYACHTS Harbor East Marina is the only marina with direct access to the heart of downtown Baltimore with over 500 feet of alongside dockage, making it an ideal stop for superyachts in the Chesapeake Bay. Captains and boat owners will love being able to dock with ease, while they stay and play in the exclusive Harbor East neighborhood. The attentive staff at Harbor East Marina will be on-site to assist with all of our service offerings, while our concierge can coordinate provisioning, restaurant and hotel reservations and local transportation.

HARBOR EAST MARINA RULES AND REGULATIONS 1. Swimming. Swimming, fishing, and crabbing are strictly prohibited. This includes traps and pens secured within the slips.

by Marina Office. Contractors must sign in and provide insurance information.

11. Heaters. Unattended space heaters are not permitted.

2. Pets. Pets must be leashed at all times. Pets must be cleaned up after. Bags are available for your convenience.

7. Type of Work. Spray painting, fiberglass work, heavy engine service, or any other work that results in debris or debris entering the water, docks, or neighboring vessels is prohibited.

12. Storage. Dock boxes are not permitted. Storage of furniture, equipment, plants, bicycles, watercraft, fuels and other chemicals on the piers is prohibited. All areas are to be kept free of tripping hazards and clutter.

8. Sewage. Absolutely no overboard discharge of sewage, including treated sewage treated with Type I or II MSD’s. Pumpout is located on the outside of A dock, and the Marina Office has contact information for mobile pumpout operators.

13. Stairs. Must meet the following criteria and be approved by the Marina. Must not exceed 24” in width. Must not restrict access to any part of the docks. Must be easily removed and must not double as storage.

3. Navigation. All boats must adhere to navigation rules of right of way and operate with no wake. 4. Noise. Music and other noises must be limited to a range of 50’. Marina quiet hours during the weekday are from 10 PM to 8 AM and during the weekends from 10 PM to 9 AM. Power tools, such as, buffers, sanders, and saws, may only be operated between 8 AM and 5 PM Monday through Friday, and 9 AM to 4 PM on weekends and holidays. 5. Gates. Do not prop open gates. If the gates malfunction, please contact the Marina Office. 6. Outside contractors. With the exception of emergencies, contractors are only permitted between the hours of 8AM-5PM, Monday-Friday, except holidays. Exceptions must be approved

9. Hazardous materials. Flammables, toxic, and pollutants, must be properly stored and disposed of. Absolutely no dumping in marina garbage or storing on docks. The nearest disposal site for such materials is Baltimore City’s Northwest Solid Waste Yard located at 2840 Sisson St, Baltimore, MD 21221. 10. Grills. No charcoal grilling is permitted. Electric grills may be used on the piers, but must be attended.

14. Laundry. There will be no hanging of laundry on the rigging, lifelines, or other parts of the exterior of the vessel. Washers and dryers are available in the Marina Office 15. Commercial Activity. All commercial activities must be approved in writing by the Marina. 16. Signage. Vessels for sale are permitted one sign, limited to 18” x 24” and hung on the transom or aft deck. All other signage is prohibited.






Helpful Information: › Check-In: 12:00 noon › Check-Out: 11:30 a.m. › Approach and Docking: As you approach the Domino Sugar Factory hail us on Channel 68 or 16 › Electrical Hook-Up: Each slip is equipped with either a 30, 50 or 100 AMP service. Adapters are available for rent. › Restroom and Showers: Located in the marina office. You will need your access card to enter after hours. › Recycling: Trash and recycling are located near the base of each gate.

Amenities: › Floating docks, with IPE decking and full length finger piers › Complimentary wireless internet › 30, 50, and 100 AMP shore power are available › Gated access, monitored by security › Ice available for purchase › Clean and well-appointed boater lounge and laundry/bath facilities. Onsite pump out and service by a local pump out boat › Garage parking (complimentary pass for annual slip holders) › Discounted passes to the Maryland Athletic Club › More than 20 great restaurants, all within walking distance › Whole Foods within walking distance, as well as a liquor and wine store › Popular retailers in the Harbor East district, including Under Armour, J. Crew, Anthropologie and more 12 | HARBOR EAST MARINA

› West Marine is a quick ride away › Easy walking distance to the Inner Harbor, Fells Point and Little Italy › Convenient access to the Water Taxi and Circulator for area attractions › Dry cleaning facilities nearby › Special events throughout the summer for slip holders and guests

Nearby Attractions: › National Aquarium › Port Discovery Children’s Museum › Baltimore’s Inner Harbor › Harbor Place & the Gallery › Fells Point, Little Italy and Harbor East Neighborhoods › Baltimore Museum of Art › Pier Six Pavilion events and concerts › Oriole Park at Camden Yards and M&T Bank Stadium

Getting Around: Charm City Circulator A fleet of free shuttles that travel four routes in the central business district of Baltimore. Visit for more information on routes and schedules. Baltimore Water Taxi Offering unique and convenient transportation on Baltimore’s Inner Harbor and its adjacent landmarks. To view routes and schedules, visit Scooters Rent Lime, Bird, or Spin scooters


ANDY LANCOS GENERAL MANAGER Harbor East Marina, Baltimore MD

Describe yourself in three words.

Brilliant, Handsome, Humble. Working in a marina can be physically demanding. What hobbies do you enjoy to stay in ship shape for your job?

I enjoy competitive distance running. I usually run a few ultramarathons a year. If you want to try the Lancos Lap, start at the entrance gate and go to the end of each pier. The distance of all the docks is just about one mile. What makes your marina special or different than other marinas?

Our staff is the best you’ll find at any marina. The quality of the facility is a reflection of them. What is the one thing that everyone should do or see at your marina?

Check out all the outdoor restaurants and patio bars. Harbor East is the perfect neighborhood for a casual meal or a fun bar crawl. We will have two new outdoor venues within steps of our docks opening this summer!

What is the nicest compliment a boater said about your marina?

“We have stayed in marinas all over the mid-Atlantic, and Harbor East Marina gets our "best ever" rating. Friendly, helpful staff willing to go the extra mile; prime location in the best part of the Inner Harbor. Brand new docks. Clean new bathrooms. Dog friendly. Walk or bike to anywhere. We love it here!” Where is your favorite place to visit by boat?

When I’m not at Harbor East Marina I love to visit The Point in Arnold, MD. Describe the perfect meal. What would you eat and where would you be?

I’m not a big foodie, but my favorite part of the day is dinner at the table with my wife Sarah, my son, Alex and my second son, who will be arriving in early June. What’s the best safety tip you can give to a new boater?

When filling up with fuel, make sure you’re putting it in the gas tank.



The Renaissance of the

Baltimore Waterfront

By Sarah Achenbach


uch has changed since 1608 when John Smith first explored the banks of the Patapsco River, whose tidal portion forms Baltimore’s harbor and flows into the Chesapeake Bay. From trading posts dotting the shores rose a thriving industrial giant in the 18th, 19th and first half of the 20th centuries. Along the way, the region defeated the British, ignited the Civil War, and was an international leader in shipbuilding, manufacturing, and oystering. More recently, one of Baltimore’s most famous sons, Olympian Michael Phelps, showed the world just what a local boy could do in the water. 14 | HARBOR EAST MARINA

Today, Baltimore’s storied waterfront and its eclectic, historic neighborhoods are enjoying a renaissance. Whatever your interest when anchored – fine dining and shopping, museums and culture, urban adventures, and more – Charm City has it all. The nickname hails from a 1970’s marketing gimmick of distributing literal charms at various Baltimore landmarks. The campaign’s tchotchkes are long gone, but the name has stuck, a fitting moniker for a region known for its friendliness and unique charm.

Everything Old Is New Again Sure, Baltimore’s most famous waterfront locale, the Inner Harbor, is approaching middle age – its marketplace, National Aquarium, and Maryland Science Center opened in 1980 – but it’s aging gracefully. Harborplace Pavilions look refreshed after receiving a facelift last year. The National Aquarium’s newer exhibits, including an IndoPacific Ocean display of blacktip reef sharks and the Living Shoreline’s interactive touch pools of mid-Atlantic marine life, add to the more than 20,000 species that call the stateof-the-art marine center home. MECU Pavilion (the former Pier Six Pavilion) hosts summer concerts that continue to draw national acts. There are several places where history is permanently docked at the Inner Harbor. The restored USS Constellation, the last all-sail ship of the U.S. Navy, welcomes visitors. The storied tall ship was launched in 1797 from nearby Harris Creek Shipyard in Fells Point. If you’re game for actual stargazing after the Constellation, take a short walk to nearby Maryland Science Center’s Observatory. Visitors are greeted by the U.S. Coast Guards’ lightship Chesapeake, which is docked near the National Aquarium alongside the USS Torsk, a Naval submarine, and the USCGC Taney, the last ship floating that fought at Pearl Harbor. About 20 years ago, Harbor East was a ghost town of vacant warehouses, just a stretch of waterfront streets to pass through on the way from the Inner Harbor to Fells Point. Today, it boasts great shopping, dining, the Four Seasons Hotel and the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront, as well as Legg Mason’s headquarters. Shop at Brooks Brothers, J. Crew, Warby Parker, and other national retailers, including the homegrown Under Armour Brand House and unique boutiques such as the fashionista-favorite Sassanova and high-end home goods haven Curiosity. Harbor East’s revitalization means many options for a memorable meal, beginning with the venerable Charleston Restaurant where award-winning chefs elevate Southern fare to an artform. Or try the Four Seasons’ dining options: Bygone, which features indulgent food and a spectacular

view; Loch Bar for fresh seafood and Azumi, top-end Japanese fare. After a meal at Italian chophouse Tagliata, retire to The Elk Room, for its speakeasy-vibe, live music and cigars or hear the DJ spin tunes at Italian Disco that lure you to the dance floor. Also new on the waterfront is a $1 million remodeling of the Greek restaurant Ouzo Bay that extends fine dining to the shoreline at Ouzo Beach, a 120-seat lounge styled like a Mediterranean courtyard with palm trees and wooden trellises. Baltimore’s waterfront communities have long been home to generations of Polish-Americans and other ethnic groups. This Polish heritage is memorialized in Harbor East’s National Katyń Memorial, a massive, 44-foot statue – erected in remembrance of the victims of the 1940 Katyń massacre of Polish nationals. The waterfront’s many restaurants and cafes celebrate ethnic heritage from Little Italy’s fare to Sophia’s Place with Eastern European delicacies in Fells Point. President Street Station, between Inner Harbor and Harbor East and now the Baltimore Civil War Museum, has seen its share of history. The Maryland-born abolitionist and former slave Frederick Douglass escaped north via train, disguised as a sailor with papers claiming he was a free black seaman. President Abraham Lincoln traveled through Baltimore via the station’s secret passageway, clandestine maneuvers required by the first bloodshed of the Civil War,

USS Constellation



world-famous Baltimore Clippers, Fells Point embraces its nautical past and is among the best-preserved historic neighborhoods in the country.

Fells Point

The View from the Water Harbor East Marina is nestled in the heart of Baltimore, giving boaters access to 12 square blocks of great restaurants, retailers and watering holes. For those looking to explore more of Baltimore, the city’s expanded water taxi service, makes it easy to visit the waterfront neighborhoods by boat, day or evening. The view from on deck is particularly stunning at night. Don’t miss the lit-up Domino Sugars’ sign –the Eiffel Tower of Baltimore. Step off the pier and walk or taxi to the cobbled streets of Fells Point and step back into the quaintness of an 18th century shipping town, complete with taverns and cobblestoned streets – and decidedly 21st century coffee bars, antique shops, and funky, one-of-a-kind boutiques. Named for William Fell, the Quaker Englishman who founded a shipbuilding company in 1726 that built the


Any stroll through the streets of Fells Point should include a trip to the Frederick DouglassIsaac Meyer Maritime Park. Located in one of the city’s oldest existing waterfront industrial buildings, it’s also the site of the country’s first African American-owned and operated shipyard. The museum celebrates African American maritime history and the life of free born Isaac Meyer. The museum is also home of the Living Classrooms Foundation, the nonprofit that operates Baltimore’s historic ships. Outside the museum is an imposing, larger-than-life bust of Douglass. As a slave and young boy in Fells Point, Douglass learned to read and write. Later, he worked on the docks before fleeing north to freedom in 1838. Grab a water taxi to Locust Point, home to some of the oldest rowhouses in the city, Under Armour’s headquarters, and Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine. It was here that prominent Washington, DC, lawyer and Baltimore-born Francis Scott Key, aboard the British flagship HMS Torrant to negotiate a prisoner exchange, watched the British bombard Ft. McHenry during the Battle of Baltimore in September of 1814. The poem he penned, while watching the rockets’ red glare was later set to music and became “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Travel north to Baltimore’s elegant Mt. Vernon neighborhood to the Maryland Historical Society Museum and Library to view the oldest known surviving manuscript of our national anthem. And if you visit Camden Yard for a Baltimore Orioles’ game, sing it like a local and shout “O” during the song’s lyric “Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave.”

Federal Hill, near Inner Harbor, is a haven for history buffs, retail fans and those with a hearty appetite. Filled with galleries, boutiques, cafes and live music venues, it’s also home to Cross Street Market, an indoor food market that is one of the oldest continuously operating public markets in America. Newly renovated, the 175-year old marketplace presents traditional Baltimore seafood and meats next to cuisine from around the globe, including Mexican, Caribbean, Asian and Vietnamese specialties.

Water taxi isn’t the only way to see the waterfront. Grab a bottle of wine and some Maryland oysters and charter a sail aboard Captain H.M. Krentz’s restored Baltimore skipjack. At the turn of the 20th century, nearly 2,000 skipjacks navigated the shallow waters of the Chesapeake to dredge oysters. The single-masted rig was perfect for continuous licks over the Bay’s then-many oyster beds. Today, about 30 skipjacks remain with only a few still oystering, the last commercial sail-powered fishing fleet in North America.

The neighborhood gets its name from the imposing hill overlooking the Inner Harbor. Long a gathering place, the hill got its name from the ending point of a rousing parade in 1789 following the ratification of the new “Federal” Constitution of the United States. The cannon, which sits atop the hill, was placed there in 1861 by Union troops to make clear Maryland’s allegiance during the Civil War. Climb to the top for a great view of the water – and of the many luxury condominiums being built in the neighborhood.

If you prefer a stroll, walk the seven-mile Waterfront Promenade from Fort McHenry to the Canton Waterfront. Mostly hugging the shoreline of the waterfront neighborhoods, the paved path meanders past marinas, landmarks, ships and storefronts.

Whiskey devotees will enjoy a water taxi trip to Port Covington to tour the Sagamore Spirit Distillery and drink in the history of Maryland’s Rye Whiskey. Afterwards, enjoy a meal of local fare and sustainably raised Maryland seafood at the Rye Street Tavern. Once a vast railroad terminal with coal, grain and merchandise piers and abandoned 30 years ago, Port Covington is the one of the country’s largest urban renewal efforts with its 235-acre, mixed-use development and restored waterfront.

Baltimore’s Quirks & Perks Being quirky is a matter of civic pride in Baltimore. This is, after all, the birthplace of musician Frank Zappa, filmmaker John Waters, literary curmudgeon H.L. Mencken and the Ouija board. And it was where Edgar Allan Poe chose to finish out his last days. Embrace the eclectically charming and out-of-the-ordinary at The American Visionary Museum in Federal Hill. Dedicated to self-taught outsider art, the Visionary has a popular outdoor summer film series, Flicks on the Hill.

American Visionary Art Museum Photo courtesy of American Visionary Art Museum

Nestled within walking distance from Harbor East Marina and next to Inner Harbor and Fells Point neighborhoods, Little Italy hosts great restaurants with home-style dishes at iconic eateries such as Ciao Bella Restaurant and Da Mimmo Ristorante. Don’t forget to pick up cannolis at Vaccaro’s Bakery after a meal at La Scala and a round of bocce ball on La Scala’s indoor court. Brunch on Sunday morning is standard fare when traveling, but Baltimore puts the charm into this culinary chestnut. Stroll the Baltimore Farmer’s Market & Bazaar, for a pit beef sandwich, homemade donut and more. Miss Shirley’s in the Inner Harbor puts a crabby twist on all things breakfast-related. The Blue Moon Café in Fells Point serves a self-proclaimed “bad-ass breakfast,” which includes the not-necessarily-maritime-themed Captain Crunch French Toast. A trip to Baltimore is not complete without steamed Blue Crabs, especially in late summer when crabs are sweet, heavy and plentiful. Survey a few locals for their favorite crab house, and you get a dozen different answers. You can’t go wrong with steamed crabs from Bo Brooks, Captain James Seafood Palace or Nick’s Seafood.

Harbor East Marina is near all of the excitement of Baltimore’s Waterfront

144th Preakness Stakes


The second leg of the famous Triple Crown horse race, the 144th Preakness Stakes is held on the third Saturday in May at the Pimlico Race Course (May 18, 2019). Marine Max Boat Show

Along the Baltimore waterfront, learn from the experts and meet fellow boaters. (July 26-28, 2019). TrawlerFest Baltimore

Make your way to Harbor East Marina for PassageMaker's standalone boat show specifically designed for cruisingunder-power enthusiasts (September 25-29, 2019)

EVENTS MECU (formerly Pier Six) Pavilion Concert Series

The 2019 season begins in May at this Inner Harbor music venue. This summer’s lineup includes rock, indie bands, jazz and hip-hop. Harbor East Marina Music Series

Join us under the tent at Harbor East Marina to enjoy a free show of live musicians playing on select Saturday nights throughout the summer. Baltimore Kinetic Sculpture Race

The American Visionary Art Museum hosts a land and water race of dozens of human-powered works of art (May 4, 2019). 18 | HARBOR EAST MARINA

Light City Baltimore

This magical festival illuminates the waterfront and much of downtown with interactive light displays, art work and live music (November 1-10, 2019).

GETTING AROUND Baltimore’s Water Taxi offers stops throughout the waterfront neighborhoods. Uber is readily available in Baltimore, and the Charm City Circulator, a public shuttle, is nearby and FREE!


THIS IS THE LIFE. With more to do than anywhere else along the city’s piers, your Harbor East experience awaits.



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