USS Constellation, Inner Harbor, Baltimore, Maryland, November 2009. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.
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.
Crab boat with crab pots (traps), Chesapeake Beach, Maryland, June 2010. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.
In 2008, Maryland registered 188,119 pleasure boats; 8,845 federally documented vessels (principally used in Maryland); 919 commercial boats; and 4,037 other kinds of vessels.
Boat rack along St. Mary's River, St. Mary's City, Maryland, May 2009. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.
Skipjack H. M. Krentz on Miles River, St. Michaels, Maryland, February 2005. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.
Annapolis, Maryland's capital city, hosts the Annual United States Sailboat Show, and the Annual United States Powerboat Show each October at the City Dock.
Sailboats, Back Creek, Annapolis, Maryland, September 2009. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.
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