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MARYLAND AT A GLANCE

WATERWAYS

BOATING WATERS


[photo, USS Constellation, Inner Harbor, Baltimore, Maryland]
  • Boating in Maryland
  • Boating Safety
  • Sailing
  • Maryland's 23 rivers and bays combine with more than 400 miles of water tributary to the Chesapeake Bay, and coastal bays. To and from the Atlantic Ocean, some 35 miles of water are accessible.

    USS Constellation, Inner Harbor, Baltimore, Maryland, November 2009. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.


    [photo, Crab boat with crab pots (traps), Chesapeake Beach, Maryland]

    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.


    [photo, Boat rack along St. Mary's River, St. Mary's City, Maryland]

    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.


    [photo, Skipjack H. M. Krentz on Miles River, St. Michaels, Maryland] Information about licensing, boat titles, and boat registration is available from the Licensing and Registration Service of the Department of Natural Resources. The Department also 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.


    [photo, Sailboats, Back Creek, Annapolis, Maryland]

    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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