Month-long Sailing Trip: Havre de Grace
Wednesday, July 23
|Fishing Battery Light is on a low-lying island in the Susquehanna Flats. It was built in 1853.|
We called Tidewater Marina from the end of the channel for a mooring buoy assignment. There are only about a dozen moorings and they have no numbers (and no pennants which caused some extra hassle)--the marina office simply told us to pick up the mooring buoy just ahead of the ketch. Most of the moorings are used by permanent local customers--so, there are very few moorings available for transients. I was surprised at the large number of sailboats in the marina.
|Several bridges cross the Susquehanna River just north of Havre de Grace. One of the |
bridges is a railroad bridge that carries thousands of passengers a day. Of course,
two of the bridges are highways, Route 40 and Interstate 95.
|The waterfront at Havre de Grace is loaded with townhouses and condominiums.|
|As the thunder storm approached, the skies got eerily dark.|
|The thunder storm lasted about 45 minutes. As the storm cleared, the sun was setting |
and it made this pretty (but eery) yellow glow in the sky.
Thursday, July 24
|One of the most interesting features of this town is the colorful homes, whether old or |
new. Another unique feature is the fact that most of the sidewalks are not right
along the street, but six to twelve feet back from the street.
|The Concord Lighthouse was built in 1825. It is a beautiful stone structure that is |
painted white with black trim. This photograph was taken from
the nearby town pier.
|In Havre de Grace, Thursday night is race night. This is a group of J-24's near the starting line.|