In 2008, approximately 550 marinas, 41,000 wet boat slips, and some 196 public boat ramps and access points were found in Maryland. Annual recreational boating expenditures in 2007 in Maryland totaled over $1.8 billion, providing a net addition of over $1.1 billion.
The Department of Natural Resources provides information about public boat launch facilities in Maryland. Within the Department, the Maryland Water Trails Program coordinates the development, promotion, and protection of a system of water trails throughout the State.
Skipjack H. M. Krentz on Miles River, St. Michaels, Maryland, February 2005. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.
Information about licensing, boat titles, and boat registration is available from the Licensing and Registration Service of the Department of Natural Resources.
Boat rack along St. Mary's River, St. Mary's City, Maryland, May 2009. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.
In Cambridge, the Annual Schooner Rendezvous is held at Long Wharf at the end of High Street each October (next Oct. 23-25, 2009).
Sailboats, Back Creek, Annapolis, Maryland, October 2008. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.
July 1, 2009
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