Sunday, April 1, 2012

Home Marina

Doug and I recently met another boating couple at a bar. They hail from Stoney Creek Bridge Marina - which also happens to be one of our favorite places to purchase gas for our boat. This couple wanted a good marina to visit in Baltimore with easy access to the Canton neighborhood. We, of course, told them about our marina and it made me realize that I've never written about Anchorage Marina on this blog.
Reasons to visit or permanently stay at Anchorage:

*541 slips - with that many boats there is always someone around so you'll be sure to make friends (we always miss our boating friends during the winter months)
*A floating pool - they replaced one of the slips with a freshwater pool and it has a great view
*Easy walking distance to a variety of bars and restaurants including (all distances according to Mapquest walking map):

*There is easy access to groceries with a Safeway almost directly across the street from the marina.
*Need a coffee fix? Try the Firehouse Coffee Company (0.38 miles from the marina) or the Starbucks across the street from the marina.
*It's a cooperative marina so you can own or lease a slip - your choice. Slips currently for sail are listed on the marina website.
*Each dock has a security gate so you don't have to worry about random visitors.
*Take a taxi (street or water) or take a longer walk via the promenade to other parts of Baltimore: Fell's Point, Inner Harbor, Camden Yards.

The one downside is that parking is very tight at the marina. We live less than a mile from the marina yet oftentimes have to drive because of coolers and overnight bags. We rarely find a spot in the marina lot but never have trouble finding street parking very close.

What marina do you like? Why?

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