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The Magnificent Magothy – A Hidden Gem

  The Magothy River is so well hidden that even many longtime Annapolis residents don’t know much about this beautiful wide river that is right in their backyard. Size and Location: The Magothy’s tidal estuary extends from its mouth at the bay near Gibson Island (5 nautical miles north of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge), all the way up for almost 8 miles to its headwaters.  The upper non-tidal portion measures close to 4 miles long […]

There’s no such thing as a FREE (or nearly-free) BOAT!

  Yep, you know her — she’s the one waiting seductively by the side of the road. Like Circe, the enchantress, she calls your name every time you pass. Like the sirens who mesmerized sailors, she summons you to the sea — you can’t resist her. Her name is “FREE BOAT.”  When you first see her, she has an aura and glow, like a full moon rising over the horizon. In your eyes, she has […]

Mr. Kelly’s Chair

  Mark Miller, Ferry Point Marina’s Mechanical Services Manager, was recently commissioned to custom-modify a special lift chair for Mr. Robert Kelly. This is an example of a challenge that Mark delights in – because of the inherent engineering puzzle, but more so because of the hours of enjoyment on the water that it will bring for Mr. Kelly. The crew at Ferry Point Marina & Yachtyard prides itself upon going the extra mile to find […]

Shipwrecks, Civil War, Pirates, Ghosts, and More!

Tales of the Chesapeake – 5 topics that you may not know about: Shipwrecks, civil war, pirates, ghosts, and more: for your enjoyment we’ve compiled a list of fun facts that you may not know about the Chesapeake Bay. The bay is not only a boater’s paradise, but it is also rich in history and interesting folklore! 1. Chesapeake Bay facts and figures Name origin: The word Chesepiooc is an Algonquian word referring to a village “at a big river”. The […]

The Ever-Glorious Perch Run

      “There’s fishing – and then, there’s catching. And there are a few who are lucky enough to know the difference.”        What are your first impressions about fishing and where do they begin? Do you get all warm and fuzzy, remembering the iconic Andy Griffith Show where Opie and his “Pa” head off down the path through the tall timbers, whistling, with their fishin’ poles and lucky tin can full […]

Battery Best Practices

Answering your top 4 battery care questions (5 Minute Read) We had quite a few good questions and animated conversations after our recent post About Batteries, particularly concerning winter storage and the care of your battery. We thought this might be a good opportunity to ask our Mechanical Department Manager, Mark Miller, to explore this topic further. Mark’s procedure for checking a battery (included in our standard Ferry Point Marina Winterization service) is to first […]