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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Oxford, Maryland to Baltimore,Maryland

Departure 7:30    Arrival 1:45           Distance travelled 53.8 NM

Total distance travelled 1221 NM
                                                             

The wind was pushing us off the dock making for an easy get away.  A smooth crossing and a quiet day on the radio! Not like Saturday when there was a person floating in the Elizabeth River, a sailboat on a pile of rocks in the St. Marys River and flares going off in Hampton Roads!!!! The Baltimore Harbor is huge and although not busy in the water you can see barges being loaded and cranes hard at work all along the shore. It is different seeing a city from the harbor. We are staying three days and looking forward to the market and the art gallery.

Now, that is the tender I want, can you imagine the launch!!

The navy ships blend right in and are hard to spot

Welcome to Baltimore

Fort Mc|Henry

Red White and Blue Buoy
This buoy marks the spot where Francis Scott Key wrote the words to the American National Anthem. "During the war of 1812 he was a prisoner aboard a British barge and was looking for the flag above nearby Fort McHenry during the siege."  (Chesapeake Bay Waterguide 2011)