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WELCOME FROM Welcome to MTABC’s 24th Edition of its annual Waterfront Guide. Big changes are taking place in the area: new and expanded restaurants and breweries, upgraded marine facilities, and huge multi-use complexes. Eastern Baltimore County has more than 216 miles of easily accessible waterfront, from the scenic shorelines of Marshy Point to the quiet coves of Bear Creek. Its calm, peaceful countryside is effortlessly reached 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 (at several rental facilities), cruising, fishing or just relaxing in jellyfish-free waters. Eastern Baltimore County is also home to the Chesapeake Bay’s finest, most affordable marine facilities offering a wide range of boat slips, marine services, new and used boat sales, as well as boat rentals. Since MTABC was formed in 1988, its mission has been to improve the marine environment for boaters and residents of Eastern Baltimore County by working with community organizations and government agencies to help promote a healthy Chesapeake Bay. Check out our calendar of events for information on MTABC’s July 4th Fireworks display, the Lighted Boat Parade and many other local festivities. On behalf of our members, I invite you to dine at 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 a safe, fun-filled boating season.

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Welcome from MTABC

8 30th Anniversary Greatest Hits 10 Calendar of Events 14 Hart-Miller Island 16 Feast at the Finest 18 Docklines: News from the Neighborhood 21 Family Fun Destinations 24 Baltimore County Waterfront Map 26 Back River Restoration Committee 28 2019 Marine Trades Association Fireworks 30 North Point State Park 32 Member Listing 34 We Remember 36 Fishing Piers & Tournaments 38 Currents & Crossroads 41 Directory of Services 49 Boat Ramps & Anchorages 50 County Representatives’ Message 50 Advertisers Index

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to give the boating community — both the marine industry and the boating public — a voice in legislative issues on the state and local level. Over the last 30 years, MTABC has successfully represented boating interests. MTABC has worked closely with the surrounding communities in revitalizing Eastern Baltimore County through various sponsorships and scholarships. Our accomplishments include: • Helped Baltimore County commission the boating industry economic impact study by ZIP code •

Played a key role in working with the state to increase the legal trailering limit from 8’ to 8’6” without needing a wide load permit

• Assisted DNR with the Maryland Clean Marina program • Worked with county to support dredging of Baltimore County waters

• Worked with the county and MDE to fight a bill to restrict dock/pier washing

• Produces the annual Baltimore County Waterfront Guide

• Successfully fought to repeal the Rain Tax

• Produces the Fireworks Extravaganza in Middle River

• Worked with the state on Master Plan 2010 for Eastern Baltimore County • Helped update the sewage system on the peninsula • Supported the initiative to complete construction of Route 43 to where it is today

• Sponsors/supports “It’s a Water Life” Radio Show • Sponsors Little League Baseball team in Stembridge League

• Helped restock Middle River after a near total wipe out of the fish population

• Sponsors/supports local festivals such as Riverfest and Rockin’ on the River

• Worked on the Baltimore County planning board

• Holds yearly bull roasts and crab feasts

More MTABC Highlights: • Supports Baltimore County Police Marine Unit’s Water Safety Day • Supports Back River Restoration Committee and funds scholarships for summer interns • Sponsors/supports Wounded Warriors Day on the Bay

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• Funds scholarships from 1994 to this day through our partnership with BRRC • Creates radio advertisements to draw new customers to Eastern Baltimore County businesses • Creates marketing videos to promote Eastern Baltimore County on social media

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MARCH MARCH 30 | MTABC and Chamber bull roast Saturday at Rosedale gardens. mtabc.org.

APRIL APRIL 12-14 $ | Bay Bridge Boat Show Fri.-Sat. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 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

APRIL 17 | Tradepoint Atlantic Spring Open House • 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Join us for our Spring Open House to hear the latest project updates at Tradepoint Atlantic! 410-709-1286, tradepointatlantic.com APRIL 21 | Marshy Point Nature Center Spring Festival • 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Celebrate the return of warm weather at the Nature Center. Family-friendly activities include live music, live animals, canoe rides, wood carvers and much more. 410-887-2817, marshypoint.org

Enjoy what the 200-mile shoreline in eastern Baltimore County has to offer! • • • •

Recreational Boating Kayaking and Watersports Golfing at Rocky Point Visiting the Glenn L. Martin Aviation Museum • Dining at Waterfront Restaurants

APRIL 26-28 $ | Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show Fri.-Sat. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 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

MAY MAY 4 | 21st Annual Kinetic Sculpture Race • 9:30 a.m. – all day 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 MAY 4-5 | Towsontown Spring Festival Sat. 10 a.m. - 8 p.m., Sun. 1 p.m. - 6 p.m. 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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JUNE JUNE 1 | Marine Safety Day at Wilson Point Park • 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Join the Baltimore County Police Marine Unit along with the Essex Precinct, Natural Resources Police and the United States Coast Guard at the 4th Annual Boating Safety Day at Wilson Point Park. baltimorecountymd.gov JUNE 21 $ | BRRC Golf Tournament at Rocky Point Golf Course Check out views of Back River and the Chesapeake Bay at this golf tournament. Proceeds to benefit stream cleanups and restoration projects. For more information contact Karen Wynn, 443-983-2945, savebackriver@gmail.com

JUNE 28-30 | Dundalk Heritage Fair 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

JULY JULY 4 | The 84th Annual Dundalk 4th of July Parade • 8:15 a.m. 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 JULY 6 | MTABC Fireworks Come enjoy a spectacular firework display over Middle River starting at dusk and located off Wilson Point on Middle River. Donations accepted. 410-335-7000, mtabc.org

AUGUST AUG. 17, 2019 | Wounded Warriors Day on the Bay Private event hosted by North Point Yacht Club with the support of MTABC, local businesses and many area yacht clubs to provide a stressfree day on the waterfront, two-hour cruise and crab feast to up to 50 Wounded Warriors and their families. For information or to make a donation, visit wwdayonthebay.org

AUGUST 17 $ | Hot August Music Festival • 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. 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 AUGUST 17 $ | Eastern’s Bayside Blues & Wine Festival • 1 p.m. – 7 p.m. Enjoy the tunes of exceptional blues musicians while tasting an array of wines from Maryland wineries. The festival is located along the waterfront at Eastern Yacht Club. 410-686-3555, easternsbaysidefestival.com

AUGUST 22- SEPTEMBER 2 $ | Maryland State Fair Mon.-Thurs. 12 p.m. - 10 p.m., Fri.-Sun., Labor Day 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. 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 WATERFRONT GUIDE

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SEPTEMBER SEPTEMBER 2 | Defender’s Day • 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Located at Fort Howard Park, this event commemorates the Battle of North Point with a reenactment where British troops invaded America in 1814. Presented by Dundalk Patapsco Neck Historical Society & Museum. 410-284-2331, dundalkhistory.org/defenders-day SEPTEMBER 29 $ | MTABC Crab Fest Hawk’s Pleasure Club. Essex. MD. 410-687-1002, mtabc.org

OCTOBER OCTOBER 3-6 $ | United States Powerboat Show Thurs. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 10 a.m. - 6:30 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 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

OCTOBER 10-14 $ | United States Sailboat Show Thurs. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Fri.-Sun. 10 a.m. -6:30 p.m., Mon. 10 a.m. -5 p.m. 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

NOVEMBER NOVEMBER 30 | Middle River Lighted Boat Parade • 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. 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

DECEMBER DECEMBER 1 | Dundalk Historical Society’s Train Garden The beloved Christmas train garden operates daily and is on display for the public at the society’s museum at Center Place. 410-284-2331, dundalkhistory.org

Essex Christmas Tree Lighting The tree-lighting event features a DJ, gifts for children and a visit from Santa Claus. 443-579-5266, essexmuseum.com

MTABC Christmas Party Come celebrate the holiday season at Carson’s Creekside Restaurant in Middle River, MD. 410-687-1002, mtabc.org

JANUARY JANUARY 24-27 $ | Baltimore Boat Show Thurs.-Sat. 10 a.m. - 8 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. 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

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GOOD NEWS FROM OUR ANNUAL STATE OF THE ISLAND ADDRESS BY MARYLAND ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICE

IN MAY 2016, the South Cell of Hart-Miller Island (HMI) Dredged Material Containment Facility opened for the first time to the public, thanks to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Port Administration (MDOT MPA). Last year, more than 63,000 people came to enjoy the recreational and educational opportunities at HMI, with great interest in biking the South Cell and attending ranger-led impromptu and interpretive programs. In 2019, public access to the HMI South Cell will continue from Memorial Day weekend through September. In response to visitor feedback, hours of operation were expanded from the 2018 season and will operate Thursday to Monday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. in 2019. When visiting the island, patrons can participate in ranger-led programs, which are 14

engaging and informative for every age group, as well as family-friendly and recreational activities such as beach volleyball. Ranger programs include fish seining, guided natural and historic interpretation, treasure hunts, and Monarch butterfly tagging. New for 2019, DNR will provide stand-up paddleboard and kayak rentals. At the HMI Ranger Station, you find displays of live monarch butterflies, plants and bird habitats that are found on the island, as well as items that visitors can touch and feel such as animal bones. Ranger Station exhibits are open when staff is present and provide another way for us to educate visitors about insects, flora, fauna and avian species native to the island. Family Fun Days are held in June, July and August 2019, and are great experiences for families to enjoy a unique and special island together, learn how HMI was constructed, see breathtaking views of the Chesapeake Bay, and

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appreciate an abundance of 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. Family Fun Days are sunshine-only. Bicycles and binoculars are available to South Cell visitors to observe birds and other wildlife while traveling along eight miles of trails that circle a large pond and include covered benches with stunning Chesapeake Bay views. The 1.8-mile long 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. COC now oversees the island and monitors 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. A unique opportunity for visitors to explore HMI and its views was offered by DNR in conjunction with Charm City Run in June 2018 when the first foot race — a 5-miler around the perimeter of the entire island — was run by more than 50 participants. Another HMI 5-miler race is planned for October 2019. The HMI North Cell design is currently under development, with efforts to dewater and vegetate the cell. When the North Cell habitat development is complete, DNR will also manage and operate it as part of the state park, like the South Cell. Note that the island is accessible only by personal boats and no public shuttles are available at this time. You can purchase concessions near the Ranger Station. For up-to-date information on HMI State Park, visit dnr.maryland.gov/publiclands/Pages/ central/hartmiller.aspx and follow the Maryland State Park Twitter account (@MDStateParks) for closure announcements during inclement weather. Come and enjoy everything HMI has to offer in the 2019 season! wg


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KNOW WHERE TO GO Dining establishments along the shoreline — from bustling seafood shacks to white linen restaurants — are eager to accommodate every culinary preference and budget. You find big city taste sweetened with small town service. Parking is free, and docking is easy. Summertime meals on the waterfront under the stars are unforgettable. 16

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hen you visit Baltimore County, get ready to become crab happy. This blissful crustacean state of mind often occurs when people hear wooden mallets cracking claws and smell the briny aroma of Old Bay lingering in the air. At that moment, a dozen red hot crabs piled high on a platter becomes nearly impossible to resist. Sitting on a dock bar with a steamed crab in one hand and a cold brew in the other is a treasured summer ritual. But local seafood aficionados remind us that the Chesapeake waters hold more than just crabs. A bounty of rockfish, oysters, flounder and catfish also join the list of tabletop favorites. Toss in other regional specialties, such as Maryland fried chicken and juicy pulled pork, and you can expect mouthwatering feasts in this part of the Bay.

Near Martin State Airport awaits a hidden gem called Carson’s Creekside Restaurant (carsonscreekside.com). A local favorite since 1948, this restaurant serves delicious regional cuisine peppered with stunning views of Dark Head Creek. The menu changes seasonally to ensure the freshest local ingredients. Patrons line up to sample a variety of crab dishes, including fist-sized crab cakes, creamy crab dip

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Steamed crabs at Carson’s Creekside Restaurant

and crab pretzels with melted cheddar cheese. Meat lovers sink their teeth into thick grilled steaks and tender BBQ ribs. The Crazy Tuna (thecrazytunabar.com) arrived on Hopkins Creek in 2014, mixing a tiki beach groove with Bay traditions. Palm trees sprout out of the sand, colorful umbrellas cast shade on picnic tables, and friends gather at the tiki bar with cool beverages in hand.


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As craft breweries pop up all around the Chesapeake Bay region, a trio of local beer meisters have claimed Baltimore County as home base for their operations:

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• DuClaw Brewing Co. (duclaw.com) Established in 1996, DuClaw makes more than 30 microbrews, ranging from double IPAs to stouts and lagers, that are sold in 19 states. • Key Brewing Co. (keybrewing.com) Named after local icon Francis Scott Key, this Dundalk brew can now be found in more than 150 bars and restaurants. Crazy Tuna Bar and Grill

Sitting on a dock bar with a steamed crab in one hand and a cold brew in the other is a treasured summer ritual.

The menu covers Chesapeake staples such as crab cakes, shrimp salad, fried oysters and rockfish bites, as well as burgers, chicken and steaks. Its 45 free transient slips accommodate boats up to 100 feet. Next door on Hopkins Creek awaits River Watch Restaurant (riverwatchrestaurant.com), a sprawling place that recently undertook renovations to build a new stage, lay new carpet and paint interior walls to create a brighter open bar area. The dining room’s cozy atmosphere delivers cold weather comfort, and etched glass panels depict the region’s nautical heritage with images of vintage schooners and sailboats. Strings of white lights hang above a huge outdoor waterfront deck where bands play on summer nights and boaters dock at the marina. The food is fresh, and chefs skillfully blend Chesapeake cuisine with classic American fare.

Sunset Cove (sunsetcovemd.com) is a tropical escape in Baltimore County where you can dig your toes in the sand, listen to bands and watch boats cruise along Frog Mortar Creek. An updated restaurant, a tiki bar that shakes up cool cocktails and ample seating on the beach, provide the perfect vantage point for folks who want to gaze at the tree-lined marina where boaters tie up to a 300-foot floating pier. The creative menu matches the beach bar vibe by blending island cuisine with Maryland seafood classics. TAKE OUT & KICK BACK OPTIONS Whether you’re in the mood for a light snack or dishes to go, we’ve got you covered. Baltimore County is home to a boatload of dock bars, organic stores, bakeries and seafood markets that receive regular

• Pooles Island Brewing Co. (poolesbrewing.com) is the newcomer to the suds scene, opening its doors this year at 11695 Crossroads Circle in Middle River, MD.

deliveries from local watermen and farmers. From a charming white building where crab baskets serve as planters for spring flowers, Norris Seafood (norrisseafood.com/ menu) presents take-out seafood, wings and sides and offers docking on Sue Creek for pick-up by boat. Everything is fresh and reasonably priced. Be sure to ask about daily specials and homemade soups. With one of the best views on the Bay, feel free to relax for a while on the second-story deck at Row Boat Willie’s Dock Bar (rowboatwillies.com). You can listen to an acoustic guitarist sing tunes while you sip fresh-squeezed orange crushes and nibble on light fare. Beyond the palm trees and lazy chairs along the water’s edge, you can see Hart-Miller Island and Craighill Light. wg WATERFRONT GUIDE

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SNOWBALLS & SUNSETS Gonce Marine, located at 8906 Avenue B in Sparrows Point, now serves gourmet snowballs from its new on-site shop. The 33-slip marina sits on North Point Creek off Old Road Bay and welcomes drop-by docking for icy treats, coffee or hot cider. Gonce is accessible by land from North Point Road. (443-242-6162, goncemarine.com)

MARYLAND BOAT SALES The full-service brokerage Maryland Boat Sales (MBS), is open for business at Holly Neck Marina. Owner Mike Miceli has years of experience in the marine industry. He’s a licensed boat dealer and has

had great success buying and selling boats. Established in 2010, Maryland Boat Sales originally operated under the name “Chesapeake Marine LLC.” In addition to full brokerage services, MBS is also a licensed Venture trailer dealer and offers boat repair, maintenance and shrink-wrap services. (443-324-1368, mdboatsales.com)

Cutter Marina recently acquired Chrismar Marina, which lies just a few hundred feet upstream on the headwaters of Middle River. Chrismar, with its 800 feet of waterfront, is now referred to as “The Boardwalk.“ “We are excited to provide full marina services, winter land storage and amenities to these beautiful slips!” says the Cutter Management Team. The new 38 deep water slips accommodate boats ranging from 25 to 60 feet. Slip holders enjoy shower and laundry facilities, customer lounge, and picnic areas in a tranquil setting. Stop by or give us a call to experience the difference at Cutter Marina! (410-391-7245, cuttermarina.com)

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An old favorite eatery has a new location at 2909 Eastern Avenue in Middle River. Family-owned and kid-friendly, Alice’s Restaurant continues to cook homestyle dishes of seafood, pasta, steaks and more. (410-687-2222, alicesfamilyrestaurant.com)

Built in the 1950s during Bethlehem Steel’s boom time, Sparrows Point Country Club is selling land from its golf course to build a new waterfront community. Plans will remove nine of the 27 holes to make room for 312 townhomes and

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family dwellings. That still leaves the property with an 18-hole golf course. The country club will use proceeds from the sale to upgrade its clubhouse and attract new members. (410-477-1500, sparrowspointcc.org)

RIVERSIDE MARINA After downsizing to one location in 2014, Riverside Marina redesigned its business model and launched into a new construction project. They are building a 4,800 square foot addition that will house a new shop with four additional bays for servicing and repairs. Plans are also underway for a new service department, shipping and receiving, executive offices, and new bathrooms for our slip tenants. (410-686-1500, riversidemarine.com)

BOWLEYS MARINA The mouth of Middle River is susceptible to westerly winds that raise waves in the marina

basin. To reduce the impact of waves and boat wakes, Bowleys Marina installed two wave attenuators. This marks the first of a six-phase project by Whitney Bailey Cox & Magnani to replace the marina’s current piers with floating docks. At the marina’s southwest corner, where the fetch is longer, Marinetek will provide a floating concrete breakwater for waves up to five feet high. The docks are anchored with 24-inch-diameter steel pipe piles, internal to the docks with stainless steel pipe guides. On its west side, the marina reconfigured its entire fuel pier. “We’ve shortened two piers and have installed a new 488-foot long floating dock with fuel dock, transient slips and long-term lease slips,” said Ed Harwood, marina manager. To top it off, Bowleys is now an authorized dealer for HydroHoist Boat Lifts. Bowleys offers lifts for lease and for vessels up to 2 feet and sells lifts for vessels up to 40 feet. The marina offers the HarborHoist Floating Boat Lift,

which has a 4,400 lb. – 25,000 lb. lifting capacity and can accommodate boats up to 40 feet. (410-335-3553, bowleysmarina.com)

SCHULTZ’S CELEBRATES 50 YEARS & NATIONAL RECOGNITION A local beacon of fine seafood is toasting a half century in the restaurant business. Three generations have served fresh steamed crabs seasoned with a secret spice recipe that stays in the family. Schultz’s other tasty seafood dishes keep the place buzzing. In 2017, the restaurant rose from neighborhood favorite to national fame when it won the coveted James Beard Foundation America’s Classic Award. “The prize honors restaurants that have timeless appeal and are cherished for quality food that reflects the character of their community,” according to the foundation. Schultz’s was also featured on the Travel Channel’s show Food Paradise. (410-687-1020, schultzscrabhuose.com) wg WATERFRONT GUIDE

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365 Days OF FAMILY FUN BY SUSAN ELNICKI WADE, AUTHOR OF CRAB DECKS & TIKI BARS OF THE CHESAPEAKE BAY

DON’T BOTHER CALLING A BABYSITTER when you visit Baltimore County. The region is packed with endless family-oriented activities. Whether your clan seeks outdoor adventures on hiking trails and beaches, or you prefer indoor entertainment in museums and theaters, this is the place to build happy memories with your children. Here’s our roundup of unforgettable destinations designed for family fun. Investigate the options and choose the right fit for your boating lifestyle.

Marshy Point Nature Center (marshypoint.org) Nestled along the Chesapeake Bay shore, this favorite stomping ground for ducks, geese and swans is also a fun destination for families who want to introduce their children to nature’s wonders. This lovely waterfront property was once a waterfowl hunting destination for President Benjamin Harrison, Babe Ruth and Annie Oakley. It now offers a range of educational programs, seasonal camps, outdoor activities and water sports such as fishing, canoeing and bird walks.

Bengies Drive-In Theatre (bengies.com) Time travel back to an era when fans of the silver screen didn’t have to leave their automobile to catch a show. For 63 years, moviegoers at Bengies have gazed at America’s largest theater screen (52 feet high and 120 feet wide) in their car or on lawn chairs with blankets. A playground, snack bar and vintage trailers offer timeless entertainment under the stars for kids of all ages. WATERFRONT GUIDE

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Rocky Point Park & Beach (baltimorecountymd.gov/Agencies/ recreation/countyparks/mostpopular/ rockypoint) Pack your sunscreen and flip-flops for a day at the beach. Open from Memorial Day to Labor Day, this 375-acres of waterfront fun is located at the mouths of Back and Middle Rivers. Sunbathers enjoy a stellar view of Hart-Miller Island and Craighill Light. It’s easy to spend a warm summer day at the swimming area, picnic groves, boat ramp, hiking trails and fishing holes.

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Fire Museum of Maryland (firemuseummd.org) Established in 1971, this museum aims to preserve the history of U.S. urban fire service from the early 1800s to the present. Its vast collection of hand engines, horse-drawn and steam-powered vehicles, ladder trucks, and fire-fighting tools are guaranteed to wow your entire family. Its research center and archives accommodate curious minds, while the Children’s Discover Center presents unique, hands-on activities such as building a bucket brigade, making a fire extinguisher and playing a fire rescue game. 22

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Annual Kids Fishing Day at Natural Tunnel State Park

(hybridomafarm.com/pick-your-own) You don’t need to stand in line at grocery store check-outs when you can pick your own fruit at this spacious farm. Youngsters love trekking through sunny fields to gather buckets of blueberries, raspberries and blackberries. It’s open Wednesday and Saturday from June to August, and containers are provided. Be sure to check the website to know when your favorite fruits are in season.

Maryland Ice Cream Trail (marylandsbest.maryland.gov/wp-content/ uploads/2018-MDs-Best-Ice-Cream-Passport.pdf) Satisfy your sweet tooth this summer by exploring Maryland’s dairy farms. Your quest begins when you get a passport and

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have it stamped at nine farms that encourage you to sample their fresh ice cream. When your passport is completed with stamps from the creameries, you can submit it to win a prize. Maryland Ice Cream Trail lasts from June 1 to September 25.

Fort Howard Park Trail (baltimorecountymd.gov/Agencies/ recreation/programdivision/community/ edgemeresparrowspoint/forthoward.html) Take a hike through American history along this park’s 1.2-mile loop trail that meanders past cannons, a playground, Patapsco River and the fort. Even dogs on leashes are invited to discover the location where the British landed 7,000 men to try to capture and burn Baltimore in 1814. Most of the trail is paved and stroller friendly. The park is closed in October for the annual Haunted Dungeons Tour.

Lighted Boat Parade (baltimoreboatingcenter.com/ lighted-boat-parade-middle-river) On the first Saturday after Thanksgiving, Baltimore County Waterfront catches the holiday spirit at the annual Lighted Boat Parade. Thousands of spectators from the Chesapeake region and beyond cheer as vessels decorated in colorful lights cruise along a four-mile course for this familyfriendly event. wg


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VOLUNTEERS CHAMPION Rainwater Recovery WHAT A YEAR, record rainfall in 2018 and several openings of the Conowingo Dam released sediment, trash and debris into the Chesapeake Bay. While Back River was not as affected by gate openings as other tributaries, the 71.82 inches of rain (recorded at BWI) washed trash from streets in Baltimore County and City into storm drains, flowing downstream into Back River. Eroding shorelines could no longer hold onto roots, sending 60-foot trees catapulting down the 73 miles of streams in the Back River Watershed. The good news is Back River Restoration Committee (BRRC) volunteers were able to capture and retrieve most of the debris, preventing over 1.2 million pounds of trash and thousands of tires from reaching the Bay. BRRC was proud to hear from many boaters that Back River was one of the safest places to boat this past summer. While not an easy feat, many participated in cleanups, planted trees and marked storm drains, while supporters made donations enabling BRRC to purchase cleanup supplies and equipment, including an excavator. The Trash Boom located under the 695 overpass in Dundalk with 900 feet of boom, captured floating bottles, Styrofoam and thousands of sports balls before it succumbed to the pressure of large trees pushing at the thick rubber walls, forcing it to break. Over 856,000 pounds of the years’ total was pushed and shoveled by hand into skid-loader buckets and deposited into dumpsters provided by Baltimore County. Downstream, volunteer cleanups resulted in the remaining 370,000 plus pounds collected. Trash and logs escaping the boom after breakages and by way of Northeast Creek where there is no boom to stop debris 26 MARINE TRADES ASSOCIATION OF BALTIMORE COUNTY

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came from as far as Towson. While volunteers are integral to stream cleanups, the BRRC Internship program included seven of the hardest working young men and women possible. These Environmental students on Jon boats, pushed make-shift barges, collecting trash from the river and shorelines and removed logs that could cause severe damage or worse to boaters.

With Back River’s health and clarity improving, interns also located and retrieved several sunken boats that had laid on bottom for countless years. They worked together to create a plan, hook onto decayed vessels and pull them to shore after approval from the Baltimore County Marine Unit. An excavator purchased via grants from Cargill Salt and fundraisers made the job of pulling

abandoned boats, sunken motors and truck tires possible. Through the generosity of donors, in the fall of 2018, BRRC purchased a trash skimmer which was previously used to clean the Anacostia River. This will be a great addition in protecting the future of Back River and the Chesapeake Bay. Countless people, in their own ways, have helped in improving the health and appearance of Back River. It is critically important that we continue to build on the efforts that have been made through education and raising awareness to build even further on this success. If you would like to participate in a cleanup or donate, contact Karen at savebackriver@gmail.com wg

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» FIREWORKS

2018 MTABC FIREWORKS THE 2018 MTABC FIREWORKS were sponsored by generous donations from residents and local businesses. The event is a spectacular display for the community and can only continue to be held with the support of the entire community and all local businesses, so please be generous. This year, look for a bigger and brighter celebration on Saturday July 6! Your much-needed donation can be sent to MTABC, P.O. Box 18137, Middle River, Md 21220, 410-335-7000. View the 2018 MTABC Fireworks video on YouTube or www.mtabc.org. wg

We extend a special thanks to the following donors for their generous support: Mark & Traci Barnett Dan & Marilyn Bederka Ed & Pam Bennett Christine Blake David & Patricia Brand Yvonne & Troy Bowings Charles Castronovo Neal Charney David Coughlin John Cox William & Sheila Crochunis David & Cheryl Dansberger Frank Desantis Michael & Natalie Dicea Craig & Mary Jo Danbauer Gregory & Christine Dorn Joseph Dvorak Sr. Joseph & Joyce Eiben Lisa Eiben Michele Ekarius Anthony Eversmier Seymour & Lynne Farbman Craig & Mary Formby Bill & Julie Gaynor Ellen Gittleson Darlene Goeller Karen Gouldmann Christine Grap Michael & Elizabeth Habersack Susan & Raymond Hanson Sheila & Russ Harrington Joseph Hart Stephen & Donna Hill Mike Hoffman Robin & Leslie Holmes David Horst Don & Barbara Hoskins Salatrice James William Kauffman Azer Kehnemui Sharon & Anthony Kehnemui William Keistner Denise Kozel

Charles Lampron David & Jennifer Landsman Dorothy Langenfelder Marty Gaynor Lynn Lanham Stephen Lockwood William & Jo Ann Loeliger Joyce & Albert Marani Edward & Vanessa Matusiak Stephanie McCarty Garrett & Joyce Morris Chip & Delores Raynor Jr. Don & JoAnn Raynor Bill & Nadine Richards Family Schankweiler Tony Schumacher Col. Robert Schweitzer Janet Shambaugh Michael Shaw Tim & Sandra Starkey Wayne & Debbie Sullivan Stephen Summers Christopher Svehla Jim & Brooke Watson Harold & Trina Weller Moody & Sheila Wharam Mary Winkler Aims Group, Earl Oxley Alban Tractors, Jim Sweeney Albright’s Mechanical Services, Don Albright Association of Maryland Pilots Atlantic Power & Light Co., Craig Peddicord Avon Dixon Agency, Ned McDonald Babcock Enterprises, Bob & Cathy Babcock Baldwin Mechanical Contractors, Al Reed Baltimore Boating Center, Jim High Baltimore Yacht Club, Andy Adkins Baurenschmidt Manor Community, Sharon Kehnemui Benzer Insurance Agency Bernies Automotive Services Bowleys Marina Bowleys Quarters Improvement Assn. Jim Hock Carson’s Creekside Restaurant, Gary & Debbie Houck Carson’s Creekside Bartender Tips Chesapeake Gateway Chamber, Sharon Kihn Chesapeake Commercial Contracting

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Cook’s Electric Service, Joe Cooke Covahey & Boozer, Ed Covahey Crazy Tuna, Susan Savino Crescent Yacht Club, Vince Greco Customers of Carson Creekside, Gary Houck D & R Contruction Inc., Dave Placek Eastern Pile Driving, Cathy Holden Essex Middle River Civic Council, Bob Bendler Everglaze LLC, Shawn Marsh Fiberglass Unlimited, Tim Conroy Greenleigh, Sharon Akers Hawks Pleasure Club Holly Neck Conservation Assoc, Marsha Dalton Home Land Environmental, Laura Barnaba Icy Delight, Harry Tolley Intercoastal Marine John Heagy Remoldeling, John Heagy Key Systems Inc., Bob Manns, Ron Eller Kletz Family, Melanie Kletz M & M Boat Sales & Service, Mike Firestein Marco Hunting & Fishing, Bill Richards Marine Services Inc., Rob Sloan Mark Fitz-Patrick Wealth Management, Mark Fitz-Patrick Maryland Marina, Wayne Miskiewicz Maryland Sportsman Assn. Middle River Aviation, Kevin Walsh Middle River Marine Services, Sandra Carl

Miles Electric Millers Island Edgemere Business Moken Family, Susan Moken Northern Bay Cruising Club, Jack Bozzone Pizza John’s, Brett Steall Porter’s Seneca Marina, Ray Porter Portside Marine, Tom Hall Prem-Air Premier Consulting Group Rest Assured, P.A., Christopher Romanowski Rhodes River Marina, Brian Conner Riverside Marine, Jason Baumgartner Roland Park Chiropratic Rosedale Federal Savings & Loan, Susan Gue Rosedale Roofing, Nancy Correlli Sharon’s Fatties Bar and Grill Specialized Services, Kirk Davis Stansbury Yacht Basin, Pat Williford Sue Island Grill & Crab House Sullivan & Son Inc., Wayne & Debbie Sullivan Sunset Cove Café, Scott & Dave Steele Templeton Plumbing & Heating, Chris & Suzie Templeton Weaver’s Marine, Jeff Zahner Wilson Point Civic Improvement, Bob Bendler Wilson Point Men’s Club, Ken Mattson Windy Hill Marina, Bob Lorenz


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» PARKS & RECREATION

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HIT THE ROAD, UNION JACK All around this region are unassuming places that changed the course of U.S. history, and North Point is no exception. The monumental event that occurred here started on August 24, 1814 when British General Robert Ross and his troops torched Washington, DC. After crippling our nation’s government, Ross moved up the Bay with his eyes set on the prize of Baltimore, an essential port for maritime and commercial activities. 30

Ross landed in North Point on September 12, 1814, eager to join an assault on Baltimore. He was soon met by John Stricker, an American brigadier general who had amassed a large regiment of militia, cavalrymen, rifle companies and cannons. Stricker not only cut down trees across roads to delay Ross’s advance, but far outmatched the Brits in military might. The Battle of North Point resulted in Ross’s death, heavy casualties among his troops and his regiment’s abandonment of the attack on Baltimore. Every September, Baltimore County celebrates Defenders Day to honor local heroes who thwarted the British during the War of 1812.

Almost a century later, North Point was again invaded, but this time callers wore bathing suits and cotton sundresses instead of military uniforms. In 1906, United Railways & Electric Co. of Baltimore acquired 30 acres of land here to build Bay Shore Amusement Park. Steamboats carried heat-weary travelers from Baltimore and beyond to this hotbed of summer fun with refreshing Bay breezes. Trolleys transported guests to the beach, bowling alley, restaurants, 1,000-foot wooden pier, dance hall, seaplane races and games. The festivities ended in 1947, when partypooper Bethlehem Steel bought the property and tore down the amusement park. The old trolley station and fountain have been restored and are popular gathering spots at the park. wg

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» MTABC MEMBERS

The Marine Trades Association of Baltimore County (MTABC) was formed in the late 1980s to improve the Baltimore County waterfront for recreational boaters and educate and engage government officials about the marine industry. Look for our logo throughout Eastern Baltimore County and patronize our members. Happy boating!

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Ahab Marine Services

Dundalk Sail & Power Squadron

Nautical Academics

All Star Marine

East Coast Marine Consulting

Norman Creek Marina

Arbors @ Baltimore Crossroads

Eastern Marine Services/KB

Norris Seafood

Association of Marina Industries

Eaze Restoration

Parkside Marina

Automotive Training Center

Essex Marina & Boat Sales

Avon Dixon Agency, Inc.

First Captains

Pizza John’s

Back River Restoration Committee

Galloway Creek Marina

Bafitis & Associates

Galloway Yacht Club

Baltimore Boating Center

Gonce Marine

Baltimore Yacht Club

Goose Harbor Marina

Bay Pile Driving

Harris Fire Protection

Bayside Marine Surveying, Inc.

Hawk’s Marine

Beacon Light Marina

Hi-Tech Marine Services

Salty Dog Publications, Inc.

Bill’s Boat Basin/Rowboat Willie’s

Hilltop Marina

Schultz’s Crab House

Blitz Mobile Detailing

Howard Energy

Shore-Line Construction

Bowleys Marina

Integrity First Floors

Sparrows Point Country Club

Bowleys Quarters VFD

Intercoastal Marine

SS Canvas, LLC

Captain Waterfront

KC Grounds Maintenance

Stouten’s Bear Creek Marina

Carroll Independent Fuel

Latshaw Real Estate Group

Sue Island Marina

Carson’s Creekside Restaurant

M&M Boat Sales

Sunset Cove Café

Chesapeake Bay Sportfishing Association

M & T Bank

Chesapeake Bay Magazine

Marinalife LLC

Chesapeake Gateway Chamber

Marine Repair Unlimited/Holly Neck Marina

Chesapeake Marine LLC

Marine Trades Association of Maryland

Chesapeake Yachting Center

Markel’s Boat Yard

Community Colleges of Baltimore County

Markley’s Marina

Conrad’s Crabs & Seafood Restaurant

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Maryland Marina

Upper Bay Boating

Crazy Tuna Bar & Grille

Maryland Port Administration

Weaver’s Marine Service

Cutter Marina

Michael’s Bay Marine

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Deckelman’s Marine Enterprises

Middle River Landing Marina

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» WE REMEMBER DAVID HANKS CARPER March 2, 1947 – November 7, 2018 David Carper, son of Dennis and Gertrude Carper, was born and raised in Baltimore. His parents started developing Essex Yacht Harbor Marina during the late 1940s, and the marina became operational in the early 1950s. David grew up in the business. His dad was a foreman at Owens Yacht Co. and passed his skills on to his son. David also had the privilege of working with Norman Owens to restore a wooden boat at the marina. He perfected his skills as a master craftsman and could work with wood, fiberglass, just about any material, and build and repair anything. Folks always commented on how generous he was in sharing and passing on his knowledge to others. David loved boating, being out on the water and obtaining his U.S.C.G. captain’s

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license. In 1982, he established the Chesapeake Wooden Boat Club, which is still in existence 37 years later. David loved cooking and was known for his Maryland crab soup, which was a staple at all club events. David held jobs at Daneker Clock Co. building prototypes of grandfather clocks and worked at Martin Marietta Aerospace as a first-class senior tool and die maker. In his early years, he followed his mother’s footsteps studying art, painting, and exhibiting his work in art shows. He studied at Essex Community College and University of Baltimore, receiving his college degree. His passion was boating and the marina. He loved it and spent much of his time there, but he always made time for family and friends. If you needed him for anything, you could always count on him to be there. David was a loving family man, always putting his family first. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Maureen, daughter Michelle, and two grandchildren Rhiannon and Thomas, Jr. He was a rock and a lighthouse to many people over the years and is remembered and missed by all.

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ROBERT HAGAN JR. February 18, 1951 – April 7, 2018 Robbie started in the marine business in 1970 working for Jackson Marine Sales on Browns Cove Road. He was employed at that same location through several different changes in ownership until 1985 when he started working at Porter’s Seneca Marina. He remained at Porter’s until 2017, when he retired because of health reasons. Robby was one of those rare people who could do anything, from engine rebuilds and fiberglass repairs to carpentry and painting. He even built several boats from bare hulls. Most days after work he could be found tinkering with his own boat or helping friends with theirs. On weekends during the summer, he would enjoy crabbing in the Gunpowder or Back Rivers. He leaves behind his wife Delores, brothers Andy and Paul, and sister Cheryl. wg


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» FISHING PIERS & TOURNAMENTS Maryland Department of Natural Resources offers fishing piers at many of its waterfront parks for the enjoyment of all. Park hours are sunrise to sunset. Maryland Sport Fishing & Crabbing Licenses — Individuals under the age of 16 are not required to obtain a license to sport fish/crab. They can, however, purchase a recreational crab license if they want to catch the bushel of crabs allowed with that license.

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Fishing Tournaments MAY 3-5 Chesapeake Bay Sportsfishing Association, Spring Bling Rockfish cbsfa.club

Chesterwood Park Bullneck Creek 2200 Chesterwood Rd. Dundalk, MD 21222 410‑887‑7155

Inverness Park Lynch Cove/Bear Creek 2025 Inverness Rd. Dundalk, MD 21222 410‑887‑7529

Cox’s Point Park Back River 820 Riverside Dr. Essex, MD 21221 410‑887‑0255

Merritt Point Park Bullneck Creek 7800 Dunmanway Dundalk, MD 21222 410-887-7155

Cox’s Point now has two fishing piers with the latest being handicapped accessible. Edgemere Senior Center & Park Greenhill Cove/Back River 6600 North Point Rd. Sparrows Point, MD 21219 410-887-7529 Fleming Community Center & Park Bear Creek 641 Main St. Dundalk, MD 21222 410‑887‑7155 Fort Howard Park Patapsco River 9500 North Point Rd. Sparrows Point, MD 21219 410-887-7529 Hawthorne-Midthorne Park Middle River Whitehorn Way & Coralthorn Rd. Middle River, MD 21220 410‑887-0234

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North Point State Park Back River/Chesapeake Bay 8400 North Point Rd. Edgemere, MD 21219 410-477-0757 Rocky Point Park Back River 2200 Rocky Point Rd. Essex, MD 21221 410‑887‑3873 Turner Station Park Peachorchard Cove/Bear Creek 23 Rayme Rd. Dundalk, MD 21222 410‑887‑7155 Watersedge Park Bear Creek 8820 Bullneck Rd. Dundalk, MD 21222 410‑887‑7155 Wilson Point Park Dark Head Creek/ Middle River 950 Beech Rd. Middle River, MD 21220 410‑887‑0234

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JUNE 15 Chesapeake Bay Sportsfishing Association, School’s Out Rockfish cbsfa.club

JULY 13 Chesapeake Bay Sportsfishing Association, St. Jude White Perch Tourney cbsfa.club

AUGUST 24 Chesapeake Bay Sportsfishing Association, End of Summer Rockfishola cbsfa.club

SEPTEMBER 7 Back River Restoration Committee’s 12th Annual Rockfish Tournament Prize money for top three rockfish; after party at Weaver’s Marine Service. For more information, contact Karen Wynn, 443-983-2945, savebackriver@gmail.com

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» CURRENTS & CROSSROADS

Baltimore County Is Energized and Poised for Growth

BUSINESS IS BOOMING! Developers such as Baltimore Crossroads and Tradepoint Atlantic are revamping the region into a vibrant and desirable place to live. And it’s only continuing to grow. Through a major investment in infrastructure, transportation and business, the Route 43 Corridor was built in 2005 to attract people to the Essex and Middle River area. The main goal: create jobs, boost economic growth and shine a positive light on the community. The Avenue in White Marsh and Essex’s main strip along Eastern Boulevard have gained increased attention and interest in recent years. Tradepoint Atlantic is projected to provide 17,000 jobs at the former steel mill at Sparrows Point. Baltimore Crossroads has also been a key stakeholder for generating local jobs. Greenleigh at Crossroads’ 200-acre community development is attracting young professionals and new families to the area with luxury apartments, office spaces, coffee shops and pedestrianfriendly, urban complexes. 38

The distribution district is already at full capacity, occupied by major companies such as Mary Sue Candies, producer of the Baltimore-famous Mary Sue Easter Eggs. Not to mention the booming commerce that comes from 2,000 employees at Martin State Airport located east of the business district. Last year, Greenleigh at Crossroads established major properties in the business corridor including the new Spring Hill Suites Hotel, The Berkleigh luxury apartments and Stanley Black & Decker’s expanded 76,000 square foot building.

COMMUNITY RESIDENTS COME FIRST Among challenges like acquiring grant money, upholding storefront renovations and keeping up with growing companies, leaders working toward revitalizing the area put a premium on creating a pleasant environment for people to reside. That is exactly what Master Developer

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hat was originally an industrialized town with roads and highways built to get from point A to point B is emerging as a flourishing waterfront community. Behind the commercial buildings and construction sites lie history, nature and hometown pride — everything that gives a unique feel to bayside towns such as Essex, Dundalk and Middle River.

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of Baltimore Crossroads, Mike Caruthers, intends to do. He believes the key to enhancing the area is what Crossroads has facilitated in its projects — investing in the community and local economy. “One of the most important things is that we don’t sell,” he said. “We intend on owning everything and keeping it that way. So, who you’re dealing with now is who you’ll be dealing with 20 years from now — and if not me, it’ll be my grandchild.” He stresses the importance of keeping the community “energized.” These projects take time, but they are moving one step forward every day.

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In addition to corporations, groups such as the Eastern Baltimore County Task Force, Chesapeake Gateway Chamber of Commerce and Back River Restoration Committee strive to revitalize struggling business corridors, keep waterways clean and advocate for community projects. With waterfront restaurants, historic sites, beautiful state parks and an active boating lifestyle — what more could you want in a town? According to Caruthers, many neighborhoods were hidden gems with enormous potential. Recent influx of state funding and grants have given a leg up to the

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communities’ rising success. “There were alleys behind where people lived that you couldn’t even drive a dumptruck down, because so many trees were grown over, but they got a $100,000 grant this year, and they’re putting in flower pots

and benches and things like that,” Caruthers said. “We are creating jobs, we are creating a good environment to live in, and we are doing quality development — and we’re going to continue.” wg

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ASSOCIATIONS/ ORGANIZATIONS/ TOURISM OFFICES American Boat & Yacht Council 613 Third St., Ste. 10 Annapolis, MD 21403 (410) 990-4460 abycinc.org Association of Marina Industries 50 Water St. Warren, RI 02885 (866) 367-6622 marinaassociation.org Back River Restoration Committee 730 Riverside Drive Essex, MD 21221 (443) 983-2945 savebackriver.org

Baltimore County Tourism & Promotion 400 Washington Ave. Towson, MD 21204 (410) 887-2849 enjoybaltimorecounty.com

Marine Trades Association of Maryland 7076 Bembe Beach Rd. Annapolis, MD 21403 (410) 626-1940 mtam.org

Bowley’s Quarters Volunteer Fire Company 900 Bowleys Quarters Rd. Middle River, MD 21220 (410) 952-5700 bqvolunteers.wixsite.com/home

Maryland Office of Tourism 401 East Pratt St. Baltimore, MD 21202 (866) 639-3526 visitmaryland.org

Chesapeake Bay Sportfishing Association, Inc. 1630 Castleton Rd Darlington, MD 21034 (410) 868-5488 Cbsfa.club Chesapeake Bay Yacht Clubs 117 N. Washington St. Easton, MD 21601 (609) 877-2561 cbyca.org Chesapeake Gateway Chamber of Commerce 405 Williams Court Middle River, MD 21220 (443) 317-8763 chesapeakechamber.org Marine Trades Association of Baltimore County P.O. Box 18137 Baltimore, MD. 21220 (410) 687-1002 mtabc.org

Maryland Port Administration 401 East Pratt St. Baltimore, MD 21202 (410) 385-4480 marylandports.com

GROCERY STORES Aldi 1600 Old Eastern Ave. Essex, MD 21221 (855) 955-2534 Food Lion 1565 Hyde Park Rd. Essex, MD 21221 (410) 918-0171 Food Lion 7514 North Point Rd. Edgemere, MD 21219 (410) 477-4784 Food Lion 1413 Fuselage Ave. Middle River, MD 21220 (410) 391-9316

Real Estate Professionals, Inc. When Buying Or Selling Baltimore County Waterfront

Skip Tolley 410-935-7500 518 Eastern Blvd., Baltimore, MD 21221

captainwaterfront.com

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DIRECTORY OF SERVICES Geresbeck’s 2109 Eastern Blvd. Middle River, MD 21220 (410) 686-3487 Richardson Farms 5900 Ebenezer Road White Marsh, Md 21162 (410) 335-5900 Shoppers 1200 Eastern Ave. Essex, MD 21221 (410) 574-2020

Shore-Line Construction 4713B Forge Rd. Perry Hall, MD 21128 (410) 574-6623 shorelineconstruction.net

INSURANCE Avon Dixon Agency 106 No. Harrison Baltimore, MD 21601 (800) 242-8757

LAUNDROMATS

Weis Markets Dundalk 7200 Holabird Ave. Dundalk, MD 21222 (410) 284-2762

Family Wash Day 1415 Eastern Blvd. Essex, MD 21221 (410) 687-5868

Weis Markets Dundalk 7848 Wise Ave. Dundalk, MD 21222 (410) 282-0218

Micky’s Laundromat 2601 N. Snyder Ave. Edgemere, MD 21219

Weis Markets Essex 165 Orville Rd. Middle River, MD 21221 (410) 687-9400

HOME BUILDERS Arbors @ Baltimore Crossroads 11550 Crossroads Circle Middle River, MD 21220 (410) 457-7257 arborsbaltimore.com

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Orems Laundry 2100 Orems Rd. Middle River, MD 21220 (410) 686-8848 Wise Avenue Laundromat 7844 Wise Ave. Dundalk, MD 21222 (443) 376-5538

LEGAL SERVICES William F. C. Marlow 400 Allegheny Ave. Towson, MD 21204 (410) 821-1013

MARINE TRADES ASSOCIATION OF BALTIMORE COUNTY

LIBRARIES Essex Branch 1110 Eastern Blvd. Essex, MD 21221 (410) 887-0295

Upper Bay Boating P.O. Box 353 Forest Hill MD 21050 upperbayboating.com

MARINE CONSTRUCTION

North Point Branch 1716 Merritt Blvd. Dundalk, MD 21222 (410) 887-7255

Bay Pile Driving (410) 879-3121 Baypiledriving.com

Sollers Point Branch 323 Sollers Point Rd. Dundalk, MD 21222 (410) 877-2485

Dissen & Juhn Co. 101 Log Canoe Circle, Ste. J Stevensville, MD 21666 (410) 604-1802 dissen-juhn.com

LOCAL PUBLICATIONS The Avenue News 4 North Center Pl. Dundalk, MD 21222 (410) 687-7775 avenuenews.com Chesapeake Bay Magazine 601 Sixth St. Annapolis, MD 21403 (410) 263-2662 chesapeakebaymagazine.com Marinalife Magazine 125 West St., Suite 201 Annapolis, MD 21401 (410) 752-0505 marinalife.com Salty Dog Publications 254 Brick Blvd., Suite 1 Brick, NJ 08723 (888) 843-1585 thesaltydog.com

Gonce Enterprises Inc. (GEI) 8906 Avenue B Sparrows Point, MD 21219 (410) 477-6887 geicontracting.com Rehbein Enterprises Corp. 1426 Burke Rd. Baltimore, MD 21220 (410) 335-7051 dredgeanddock.com XxStream Marine 929 Short Rd. Dundalk, MD 21222 (410) 830-9580 xxstreammarine@gmail.com

MARINE EDUCATION & INSTRUCTION Automotive Training Center 900 Johnsville Blvd. Warminster, PA 18974 (866) 905-4278 autotraining.edu


DIRECTORY OF SERVICES Baltimore County Sailing Center 2200 Rocky Point Rd. Essex, MD 21221 (410) 391-0196 bcsailing.org Community College of Baltimore County 7201 Rossville Blvd. Baltimore, MD 21237 (410) 682-6000 ccbcmd.edu Dundalk Power Squadron 1916 Robinwood Rd. Baltimore, MD 21222 (410) 456-5543 uspsdundalk.org East Coast Marine Consulting P.O. Box 27 Havre de Grace, MD 21078 (410) 322-6701 eastcoastmarineconsulting.com First Captain’s Boating Service P.O. Box 5027 Middle River, MD 21220 (410) 808-2137 rstcaptains.com Nautical Academics 23 Susquenta Hill Rd. Duncannon, PA 17020 (717) 599-1819 nauticalacademics.com

MARINE PRODUCTS Carroll Independent Fuel 2700 Loch Raven Rd. Baltimore, MD 21218 (800) 834-8590 carrollfuel.com Harris Fire Protection Co. 50 Kane St. Baltimore, MD 21224 (410) 285-7272 harrisfire.com Howard Energy P.O. Box 268 Severna Park, MD 21146 (410) 647-1500 ghoward@howardenergyinc.com Integrity First Floors P.O. Box 268 White Marsh, MD 21162 (443) 253-2998 boatcarpetpro.com

MARINE SALES & SERVICES All Star Marine 2434 Hollyneck Rd. Essex, MD 21221 (410) 574-8281 allstarmarineonline.com Baltimore Boating Center 2015 Turkey Point Rd. Essex, MD 21221 (410) 687-2000 baltimoreboatingcenter.com

Baltimore Marine Recovery/ Tow Boat US P.O. Box 975 Pasadena, MD 21123 (410) 255-8700 boatus.com/towboatus/baltimore Bayside Marine Surveying 6903 Harewood Park Dr. Middle River, MD 21220 (410) 335-3955 baysidemarinesurveying.com Beacon Light Marina 825 Bowleys Quarters Rd. Middle River, MD 21220 (410) 335-6200 beaconlightmarina.com Bill’s Yacht Basin 9033 Cuckold Point Rd. Sparrows Point, MD 21219 (410) 477-5137 Blitz Mobile Detailing 2015 Turkey Point Rd. Essex, MD 21221 (443) 226-7127 blitzmobiledetailing.com Bowleys Marina 1700 Bowleys Quarters Rd. Middle River, MD 21220 (410) 335-3553 bowleysmarina.com Chesapeake Marine LLC 23 Northampton Rd Timonium, MD 21093 443 324-1368

Chesapeake Yachting Center 114 Carroll Island Rd. Bowleys Quarters, MD 21220 (410) 335-4900 chesapeakeyachtingcenter.com Cutter Marina Basin & Boardwalk 1900 Old Eastern Ave. Baltimore, MD 21221 (410) 391-7245 cuttermarina.com Decklemans Marine 201 Oak Ave. Essex MD 21221 (410) 391-6482 chesapeakebayassistassociation.com Diver for Hire P.O. Box 696 Arnold, MD 21012 (410) 382-4561 diverforhire.com Eastern Marine Services/ KB Diver Services 1923 Old Eastern Ave. Baltimore, MD 21221 (410) 730-0300 easternmarineservices.com Essex Marina & Boat Sales 1755 Hilltop Ave. Essex, MD 21221 (410) 686-3435 essexboatsales.com Essex Yacht Harbor Marina 500 Sandalwood Rd. Essex, MD 21221 (410) 686-0292

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DIRECTORY OF SERVICES Galloway Creek Marina 1414 Burke Rd. Middle River, MD 21220 (410) 335-3575

M&M Boat Sales 2010 Eastern Blvd. Middle River, MD 21220 (410) 391-2333 mmboats.com

Middle River Landing Marina 1901 Old Eastern Ave. Essex, MD 21221 (410) 686-0771 Middleriverlandingmarina.com

Stouten’s Bear Creek Marina 817 Wise Ave. Dundalk, MD 21222 (410) 477-2288 stoutensbearcreekmarina.com

Marine Repair Unlimited 2426 Holly Neck Rd. Essex, MD 21221 (410) 574-3988

Norman Creek Marina 2229 Corsica Rd. Essex, MD 21221 (410) 686-9343 normancreekmarina.com

Sue Island Marina 850 Baltimore Yacht Club Rd. Essex, MD 21221 (410) 574-7373 sueislandgrillandcrabhouse.com

Markel’s Boat Yard 7745 North Point Creek Rd. Edgemere, MD 21219 (410) 477-3445 markelsboatyard.wixsite.com/ chesapeakebay

Parkside Marina 3300 Edwards Ln. Middle River, MD 21220 (410) 344-1187 parksideboating.com

Hawk’s Marine 114 Carroll Island Rd. Middle River, MD 21220 (443) 823-9512 hawksyachts.com

Sunset Harbor Marina & Boatel 1651 Browns Rd. Essex, MD 21221 (410) 687-7290 sunsetharbor.com

Markley’s Marina 223 Nanticoke Rd. Essex, MD 21221 (410) 687-5575

Port Side Marine 149 Back River Neck Rd. Essex, MD 21221 (410) 682-2998 portsidemarine.net

Hi-tech Marine Services, Inc 2023 River Rd. Essex, MD 21221 (410) 375-1638 Hi-techmarineservices.com

Maryland Boat Sales 2426 Holly Neck Rd. Essex, MD 21221 (443) 324-1368 Mdboatsales.com

Hilltop Marina 1802 Hilltop Rd. Essex, MD 21221 (410) 780-1900

Maryland Marina 3501 Red Rose Farm Rd. Middle River, MD 21220 (410) 335-8722 marylandmarina.net

Gonce Marine 8906 Avenue B Edgemere, MD 21219 (443) 242-6162 goncemarine.com Goose Harbor Marina 4040 Briar Point Rd. Middle River, MD 21220 (410) 335-7474 gooseharbor.com

Intercoastal Marine 2925 Eastern Blvd. Middle River, MD 21220 (410) 335-0458 intercoastalmarinemd.com

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Michael’s Bay Marine 4431 North Point Blvd., Ste. B Sparrows Point, MD 21219 (410) 477-3440

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Porter’s Seneca Marina 918 Seneca Park Rd. Middle River, MD 21220 (410) 335-6563 porterssenecamarina.com Riverside Marine 600 Riverside Dr. Essex, MD 21221 (410) 686-1500 riversideboats.com River Watch Restaurant & Marina 207 Nanticoke Rd. Essex, MD 21221 (410) 687-1422 riverwatchrestaurant.com

Tradewinds Marina 412 Armstrong Rd. Middle River, MD 21220 (410) 335-7000 tradewindsmarina.com Weaver’s Marine Service 730 Riverside Dr. Essex, MD 21221 (410) 686-4944 weaversmarine.net

MARINE SURVEYORS Ahab Marine Services 515 Park Ave. Towson, MD 21204 (410) 812-7761 ahabmarine.com Bayside Marine Surveying 6903 Harewood Park Dr. Middle River, MD 21220 (410) 335-3955 baysidemarinesurveying.com


DIRECTORY OF SERVICES East Coast Marine Consulting P.O. Box 27 Havre de Grace, MD 21078 (410) 322-6701 eastcoastmarineconsulting.com

MARINE TOWING & SALVAGE Deckleman’s Marine 201 Oak Ave. Essex, MD 21221 (410) 391-6482 chesapeakebayassistassociation.com TowBoatUS/Baltimore Marine Recovery P.O. Box 975 Pasadena, MD 21123 (410) 255-8700 towboatusbaltimore.com

MEDICAL SERVICES ChoiceOne Urgent Care 1730 Merritt Blvd. Dundalk, MD 21222 (410) 650-4730 Concentra Urgent Care 1833 Portal St. Baltimore, MD 21224 (410) 633-3600 concentra.com ExpressCare 1470 Martin Blvd. Middle River, MD 21220 (443) 686-4084 whywaitintheer.com ExpressCare 1354 Eastern Blvd. Essex, MD 21221 (443) 231-5203 whywaitintheer.com

ExpressCare 1307 Merritt Blvd. Middle River, MD 21220 (443) 288-2121 whywaitintheer.com ExpressCare Urgent Care 4009 North Point Blvd. Dundalk, MD 21222 (410) 477-1093 Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center 4940 Eastern Blvd. Baltimore, MD 21224 (410) 550-0100 Medstar Franklin Square Hospital 9000 Franklin Square Dr. Rossville, MD 21237 (443) 777-7000 medstarfranklinsquare.org

MOVIE THEATERS AMC White Marsh 8141 Honeygo Blvd. Baltimore, MD 21236 (410) 933-9428 amctheatres.com Bengies Drive-In Theatre 3417 Eastern Blvd. Baltimore, MD 21220 (410) 687-5627 bengies.com East Point Movies 10 7938 Eastern Ave. Baltimore, MD 21224 (443) 216-2195 eastpointmovies10.com

MUSEUMS/ HISTORIC SITES Ballestone-Stansbury House 1935 Back River Neck Rd. Essex, MD 21221 (410) 887-0218 ballestonestansburyhouse.org Fire Museum of Maryland 1301 York Rd. Lutherville, MD 21093 (410) 321-7500 remuseummd.org Fort Howard Park 9500 North Point Rd. Fort Howard, MD 21052 (410) 887-7529 baltimorecountymd.gov Glenn L. Martin Maryland Aviation Museum 701 Wilson Point Rd., Hangar 5 Middle River, MD 21220 (410) 682–6122 mdairmuseum.org Hampton National Historic Site 535 Hampton Ln. Towson, MD 21286 (410) 823-1309 nps.gov/hamp Heritage Museum of Essex 5156 Eastern Blvd. Essex, MD 21221 (410) 574-6934 essexmuseum.com

Todds Inheritance 9000 North Point Rd. Sparrows Point, MD 21219 (410) 388-0209 visitmaryland.org

PHARMACIES CVS Pharmacy – Target 1330 Martin Blvd. Middle River, MD 21220 410 406-9082 CVS Pharmacy 2 Compass Rd. Middle River, MD 21220 410 238-3522 CVS Pharmacy 500 Eastern Blvd. Baltimore, MD 21221 (410) 238-2607 CVS Pharmacy 7845 Wise Ave. Dundalk, MD 21222 410 285-1401 Rite Aid Pharmacy 140 Back River Neck Rd. Essex, MD 21221 (410) 238-0511 Rite Aid Pharmacy 6 Carroll Island Rd. Middle River, MD 21220 (410) 335-2323 Walgreens 401 Compass Rd. Middle River, MD 21220 (410) 780-4770

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DIRECTORY OF SERVICES Walgreens 6 S. Marlyn Ave. Essex, MD 21221 (410) 918-0790 Walmart Pharmacy 112 Carroll Island Rd. Middle River, MD 21220 (410) 335-1135 Walmart Pharmacy 2399 North Point Blvd. Dundalk, MD 21222 410 284-0126

POST OFFICES Chase Branch 12404 Eastern Ave. Chase, MD 21027 (410) 335-6283 Dundalk Branch 44 Shipping Pl. Dundalk, MD 21222 (410) 347-4275 Essex Branch 444 Maryland Ave. Essex, MD 21221 (410) 687-6366 Middle River Branch 200 Wilson Point Rd. Middle River, MD 21220 (410) 391-9428

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES Bafitis & Associates 1249 Engelberth Rd. Essex, MD 21221 (410) 391-2336

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Bowleys Quarters Volunteer Fire Dept. 900 Bowleys Quarters Rd. Middle River, MD 21220 (410) 335-8820

Latshaw Real Estate Advisors 502 Baltimore Ave. Towson, MD 21204 (410) 296-6000 latshaw.net

Eaze Restoration 919 Back River Neck Rd Essex, MD 21221 410 677-2674

RECREATION

KC Grounds Maintenance 1818 Pot Spring Rd, Suite 250 Lutherville-Timonium, MD 21093 410 296-5656 Latshaw Real Estate Group 502 Baltimore Ave. Suite 200 Towson, MD 21204 (410) 296-3400 Robert Liberto, CPA, PC 5430 Campbell Blvd., Ste. 113 White Marsh, MD 21162 (410) 931-5010

Cox’s Point Park 820 Riverside Dr. Essex, MD 21221 (410) 887-0255 Eastern Regional Park 11723 Eastern Ave. Middle River, MD 21220 (410) 887-3681 Gunpowder Falls State Park – Hammerman Beach 7200 Graces Quarters Rd. Middle River, MD 21220 (410) 335-3461

Rocky Point Beach and Park 2200 Rocky Point Rd. Essex, MD 21221 (410) 887-2818 Rocky Point Golf Course 1935 Back River Neck Rd. Essex, MD 21221 (410) 887-0215 Sparrows Point Country Club 919 Wise Ave. Baltimore, MD 21222 (410) 477-1500 Stansbury Golf & Sports Park 7900 Stansbury Rd. Dundalk, MD 21222 (410) 282-6600

Hart-Miller Island State Park

Wilson Point Park 950 Beech Dr. Middle River, MD 21220 (410) 887-0234

Tradepoint Atlantic 1600 Sparrows Point Blvd. Baltimore, MD. 21219 (443) 960-6476

2813 Jerusalem Rd. P.O. Box 480 Kingsville, MD 21087 (410) 592-2897

RECREATION RENTALS/ WATERSPORTS

William F.C. Marlow 400 Allegheny Ave. Towson, MD 21204 (410) 821-1013

Marshy Point Nature Center 7130 Marshy Point Rd. Baltimore, MD 21220 (410) 887-2817

REAL ESTATE AGENTS

Miami Beach Park 4001 Bay Dr. Middle River, MD 21220 (410) 887-2818

Capt. Waterfront, Skip Tolley Real Estate Professionals, Inc. 518 Eastern Blvd. Baltimore, MD 21221 (410) 935-7500 captainwaterfront.com

MARINE TRADES ASSOCIATION OF BALTIMORE COUNTY

Gonce Marine 8906 Avenue B Edgemere, MD 21219 (443) 242-6162 goncemarine.com MR SUP Stand-Up Paddleboards 2015 Turkey Point Rd. Baltimore, MD 21221 (410) 463-2686 baltimoreboatingcenter.com


DIRECTORY OF SERVICES Ultimate Watersports 7340 Greenbank Rd. Middle River, MD 21220 (410) 335-5352 ultimatewatersports.com

Sunset Cove 3408 Red Rose Farm Rd. Middle River, MD 21220 (410) 630-2031 sunsetcovemd.com

RESTAURANTS

PERRY HALL Conrad’s Seafood Restaurant 9654 Belair Rd. Perry Hall, MD 21236 (410) 529-3474 conradscrabs.com/perryhall

ESSEX Crazy Tuna Bar & Grill 203 Nanticoke Rd. Essex, MD 21221 (443) 559-9073 crazytunabar.com Pizza John’s 113 Back River Neck Rd. Essex, MD 21221 (410) 687-7733 pizzajohns.info River Watch Restaurant 207 Nanticoke Rd. Essex, MD 21221 (410) 687-1422 riverwatchrestaurant.com Schultz’s Crab House 1732 Old Eastern Ave. Essex, MD 21221 (410) 687-1020 schultzscrabhouse.com MIDDLE RIVER Carson’s Creekside Restaurant 1110 Beech Dr. Middle River, MD 21220 (410) 238-0080 carsonscreekside.com

SPARROWS POINT Rowboat Willie’s Dock Bar 9033 Cuckold Point Rd. Sparrows Point, MD 21219 (410) 477-5137 rowboatwillies.com

RESTAURANTS: CARRY-OUT OR DELIVERY Conrad’s Crabs & Seafood Market 1720 E. Joppa Rd. Parkville, MD 21234 (410) 882-1515 Norris Seafood 749 Sue Grove Rd. Essex MD 21221 (410) 574-6759 Pizza John’s 113 Back River Neck Rd. Essex, MD 21221 (410) 687-7733

SHOPPING MALLS The Avenue at White Marsh 8125 Honeygo Blvd. Baltimore, MD 21236 (443) 219-1820

New Eastern Cab 955 Eastern Ave. Essex, MD 21221 (410) 687-3232

VINEYARD/WINERY

Carroll Island Shopping Center 162 Carroll Island Rd. Middle River, MD 21220

Basignani Winery 15722 Falls Rd. Sparks, MD 21152 (410) 472-0703

Country Ridge Shopping Center 100 Back River Neck Rd. Essex, MD 21221 (410) 686-7001

Boordy Winery 12820 Long Green Pike Hydes, MD 21082 (410) 592-5015

Eastpoint Mall 7839 Eastpoint Mall Baltimore, MD 21224 (410) 284-0934 Martin Plaza Shopping Center 1408 Martin Blvd. Middle River, MD 21220 (410) 238-7999 Middlesex Shopping Center 1334 Eastern Blvd. Essex, MD 21221 White Marsh Mall 8200 Perry Hall Blvd. Baltimore, MD 21236 (410) 931-7100

TAXI COMPANIES Atwater Cab 10105 Philadelphia Rd. Rosedale, MD 21237 (410) 391-4040

DeJon Vineyards 5300 Hydes Rd. Hydes, MD 21082 (443) 253-9802

YACHT CLUBS Baltimore Yacht Club 800 Baltimore Yacht Club Rd. Essex, MD 21221 (410) 682-2310 baltimoreyachtclub.org Bowleys Point Yacht Club 1700 Bowleys Quarters Rd. Baltimore, MD 21220 (410) 335-3553 bowleysmarina.com/yacht-club Crescent Yacht Club 1840 Cape May Rd. Baltimore, MD 21221 (410) 687-2582 crescentyachtclub.com

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DIRECTORY OF SERVICES Eastern Yacht Club 2330 Seneca Rd. Essex, MD 21221 (410) 686-3555 eastrernyachtclub.com

Pleasant Yacht Club 1800 Wharf Rd. Sparrows Point, MD 21219 (410) 477-9781 mypyc.org

Galloway Yacht Club P.O. Box 70052 Baltimore, MD 21237 gallowayyachtclub.com

Red Eye Yacht Club 2222 Poplar Rd. Baltimore, MD 21221 (410) 686-5399 reyc.org

Golden Anchor Yacht Club 600 Riverside Dr. Essex, MD 21221 (410) 686-1500 classicyachtclub.org Middle River Yacht Club 200 Nanticoke Rd. Essex, MD 21221 (410) 687-1160 middleriveryachtclub.com North Point Yacht Club 1700 Wharf Rd. Sparrows Point, MD 21219 (410) 477-2471 npyc.org

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Riverside Yacht Club 730 Riverside Dr. Baltimore, MD 21221 (410) 686-4944 riversideyachtclub.org Sparrows Point Country Club 919 Wise Ave. Baltimore, MD 21222 (410) 477-1500 Sparrowspointcc.com Sue Haven Yacht Club 542 Edgar Ave. Baltimore, MD 21221 (410) 574-8290

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» BOAT RAMPS & ANCHORAGES ANCHORAGES Old Road Bay Bear Creek (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: 6a.m.-8p.m. June, July, August: 6a.m.-8:30p.m. November, December, January, February, March: 6a.m.-5:30p.m.

Cox’s Point Park Location: Back River Ramps: 2 Vessel Size*: Large Ramp Width: 10 feet 410-887-0255

Rocky Point Park Location: Back River Ramps: 2 Vessel Size*: Large Ramp Width: 11 feet 410-887-3873

Gunpowder Falls State Park Location: Gunpowder River Ramps: 1 Vessel Size*: Small Ramp Width: 13 feet 410-592-2897

Southwest Area Park Location: Patapsco River Ramps: 2 Vessel Size*: Small Ramp Width: 13 feet 410-887-1439

Inverness Park Location: Lynch Cove/Bear Creek Ramps: 2 Vessel Size*: Large Ramp Width: 11 feet 410-887-7134

Turner Station Park Location: Peach Orchard Creek Ramps: 4 Vessel Size*: Large Ramp Width: 13 feet 410-887-7134

Merritt Point Park Location: Bull Neck Creek Ramps: 2 Vessel Size*: Large Ramp Width: 13 feet 410-887-7155

Wilson Point Park Location: Dark Head Creek Ramps: 2 Vessel Size*: Large Ramp Width: 14 feet 410-887-0234

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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.

Johnny Olszewski Baltimore County Executive

Advertising Index Ahab Marine Services............................... 48 All Star Marine ........................................... 33 Arbors at Baltimore Crossroads ............. 29 Automotive Training Center...................... 2 Baltimore Boating Cente.......................... 12

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Cathy Hughes Bevins Baltimore County Councilwoman

Todd K. Crandell Baltimore County Councilman

Dundalk Power Squadron........................ 48

Port Side Marine........................................ 42

Eaze Restoration ....................................... 40

Riverside Marine........................................ 15

First Captains.............................................. 48

River Watch Restaurant............................ 15

Galloway Creek Marina/ Rehbein Enterprises.................................. 41

Robert A. Liberto CPA, P.C........................ 43

GEI Construction........................................ 33

Row Boat Willie’s at Bill’s Yacht Basin..... 27

Gonce Marine............................................. 40

Salty Dog Publications............................. 46

Baltimore County Tourism....................... 10

Goose Harbor Marina ............................... 44

Schultz’s Crab House................................ 48

Baltimore Yacht Club ................................ 23

Harris Fire Protection ............................... 44

Shore-Line Marine Construction............ 35

Bay Pile Driving.......................................... 37

Hawk’s Marine............................................ 33

Sparrows Point CC..................................... 46

Beacon Light Marina................................... 7

Integrity First Floors.................................. 36

Blitz Mobile Detailing............................... 42

Sue Island Marina...................................... 23

M & M Boat Sales & Service...................... 20

Bowleys Marina......................................... 51

Marine Repair Unlimited.......................... 47

Sunset Cove.................................................. 9

Captain Waterfront Real Estate............... 41

Markley’s Marina....................................... 13

Carroll Fuels............................................... 11

Martin State Airport.................................. 13

Carson’s Creekside Restaurant................ 20

Maryland Boat Sales................................. 49

CCBC.......................................................29, 40

Maryland Marina......................................... 3

Chesapeake Bay Magazine...................... 47

Maryland Port Administration ............... 34

Chesapeake Yachting Center................... 52

Middle River Landing ............................... 43

Weavers Marine Service............................. 4

Crazy Tuna Bar & Grille............................. 20

Norris Seafood........................................... 13

Weis Markets.............................................. 31

Cutter Marina............................................. 35

Pizza John’s................................................. 29

William F. C. Marlow.................................. 36

Dissen & Juhn............................................. 13

Porter’s Seneca Marina............................. 35

Xxstream Marine........................................ 45

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Sunset Harbor.............................................. 3 TowBoat US/Balt. Marine Recovery........ 39 Tradepoint Atlantic..................................... 5 Tradewinds Marina...................................... 8 Upper Bay Boating.................................... 45


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Baltimore County Waterfront Guide 2019  

24th Edition of the Baltimore County Waterfront Guide

Baltimore County Waterfront Guide 2019  

24th Edition of the Baltimore County Waterfront Guide