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Old 09-21-2017, 01:14 PM
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Originally Posted by JimRockfish View Post
We take so much for granted but having traveled extensively worldwide and lived in different countries throughout my career, I would never want to live anywhere else but this region. Crossing the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, the Kent Island Bridge and looking at all there is around us never gets old. I'll soon be out there surf-fishing on the Atlantic beachfront, was billfishing, tuna and Mahi fishing out there this summer. Crabbing last week. Rocktober around the corner. Oyster festivals. Goose. Keep Manhattan and L.A., I'm a Marylander.
It's a shame we can't give DC, 3 of Maryland's counties. Maryland would be so much the better for it.
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Old 09-21-2017, 01:20 PM
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It's a shame we can't give DC, 3 of Maryland's counties. Maryland would be so much the better for it.

You didn't forget Charm City did you ?

Ironically City of Annapolis is a lost cause in this regard
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Old 09-21-2017, 02:11 PM
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If I remember correctly the City Docks had the same footprint in the early 60's. I think the rebuild was was around 1968.
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You didn't forget Charm City did you ?

Ironically City of Annapolis is a lost cause in this regard
Harm City can easily be included...... The C is now silent.
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Old 09-21-2017, 04:53 PM
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Baltimore has a high crime and homicide rate, no question, but just like D.C., I've been going to Os games, eating out at the ethnic restaurants, occasional Ravens game, events, shows, Aquarium, etc for a very long time and never had an issue. You just have to know the zones.
One problem with living on the MD EShore and having spent a lot of time overseas, is the lack of ethnic food, Indian-Thai-Afghan etc. and other things we enjoy that only the big city offers.

I hired a contractor in Baltimore, recently from NYC, to do some flooring work for me last month, Driving him home and picking him up, only a couple miles from downtown - hookers, pimps, drug dealers, pit bulls everywhere. What a contrast.
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I can't tell you how often I hear the same thing.

The ES definitely has a shortage of Afghan restaurants

I'll bet some Somali take-out would be popular too


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Originally Posted by JimRockfish View Post
Baltimore has a high crime and homicide rate, no question, but just like D.C., I've been going to Os games, eating out at the ethnic restaurants, occasional Ravens game, events, shows, Aquarium, etc for a very long time and never had an issue. You just have to know the zones.
One problem with living on the MD EShore and having spent a lot of time overseas, is the lack of ethnic food, Indian-Thai-Afghan etc. and other things we enjoy that only the big city offers.

I hired a contractor in Baltimore, recently from NYC, to do some flooring work for me last month, Driving him home and picking him up, only a couple miles from downtown - hookers, pimps, drug dealers, pit bulls everywhere. What a contrast.
That sounds like Brooklyn rather than the City!
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Originally Posted by InternationalMarineBrian View Post
That sounds like Brooklyn rather than the City!
Might have been, up #295 couple exits before you get to the City. Like a war zone.
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Originally Posted by Elusive View Post
I can't tell you how often I hear the same thing.

The ES definitely has a shortage of Afghan restaurants

I'll bet some Somali take-out would be popular too


or general Middle Eastern. Just not sure you would see a lot of white boots in line for couscous. The farther into the Shore you go, the narrower the choices. Kent Island is cosmopolitan, as compared to corn country.
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Not Brooklyn then, Lansdown, Cherry Hill, Morrell Park, or Westport.
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Any pics of the old traffic circle that had an Amoco gas station on it? Bought a lot of outboard gas there back in the day,
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Any pics of the old traffic circle that had an Amoco gas station on it? Bought a lot of outboard gas there back in the day,
Top pic is 1960 and next one is 1906
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Found this one browsing reddit this morning

"Vintage 1960's Ocean City, Maryland: Capt. Bunting Fishing Charters"

Note the price for a fishing trip on the sign, 7 bucks...

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Thanks for the Naptown pics esp the Amoco Station.
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You're welcome. That picture was taken only 8 years after the first Chesapeake Bay Bridge was built. My mother in law used to take the ferries from Claiborne to Annapolis with her Mom for regular shopping and the big exciting trip was going to Baltimore from the Eastern Shore for Christmas shopping on the ferry. If you look to the right of the original Bay Bridge heading East, you will see the pilings and area where the ferries boarded people and cars. Bottom pics are name plaques off of the ferries that ran to the Eastern Shore and back, at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum.

Great OC pic, Krabill
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Jim, family worked at Annapolis Yacht Yard during War 2 building Vosper design PT Boats. I started bay boating in 1943 on South River. Just a few short days ago.
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Jim, family worked at Annapolis Yacht Yard during War 2 building Vosper design PT Boats. I started bay boating in 1943 on South River. Just a few short days ago.
Very cool and I'm sure you know the history of the Chart House Restaurant.

http://www.shipbuildinghistory.com/s...l/trumpymd.htm

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clai..._Ferry_Company

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The problem with places like Annapolis nowadays is that a very high percentage of stores are geared to tourists (how many nautical trinkets do you really need?). Same for the hotels and most of the restaurants. The stores that service the day to day needs of the people who actually live there are very limited. You have to get away from the downtown and out to the edges of town if you actually need something like groceries or getting your car fixed.

When the economy or the weather turns, all the tourists stop coming.
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Originally Posted by JimRockfish View Post
The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum posted this pic of the Annapolis City dock area, where dinghies tie-up today, taken in 1938.
If look carefully, you can see a young Bill Belichick off in the distance.....
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Great pics!
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