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Old 03-06-2008, 18:24   #1
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Spending One Night in St. Michaels, MD

We're planning an overnight trip to St Michaels from Annapolis Harbor. Any recommendations on where to anchor or dock? Also, does anyone have any restaurant/bar recommendations.

Someone mentioned a Maritime museum where you can reserve space if you pay an annual membership.

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You can anchor just off the Cheasapeake Bay Maritme Museum (CBMM), but the water can be a but thin, or you can pay the annual membership fee and tie up @ the museum. The annual fee is way more than a night's dockage, but you are supporting a good group and if you return for nore than one trip it is a better deal.


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The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum at St. Michaels, Md: offers overnight docking privileges, at the Contributor level and higher.
Contributor level is $100 (Fully tax deductible) for one year, and offers:
- overnight docking privileges at CBMM marina, plus CAMM reciprocal admission to 70 major museums around the U.S. including the Smithsonian Institution, Mystic Seaport, Adirondack Museum, Independence Seaport, Mariner’s Museum.
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The docking tips above are correct....and the showers are the Museum..

No visit to St Michaels would be complete without Dinner at the Crab Claw..right on the water next to the museum....there's a dinghy dock behind the restaurant if you need it......After can walk into town for ice cream.

If you're looking for... music, cocktails or maybe a game of pool.....The Carpenter Street Saloon is a must. You might get lucky and happen on a really great band!!....
Music starts around 8 or 9 pm..?

Watch your navigation going up the eastern bay and the miles river...the route is clear.....the corners and edges are shallow...Have Fun!!....

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Sometimes when St. Michael's basin gets too crowded, we'll anchor outside to dinghy it for dinner, and then move across the river to Leeds Creek for the night, which is usually empty, but secure and scenic.
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Support The Maritime Museum and PAY ATTENTION TO THE CHARTS coming into St Michaels...There is a thinspot on the way can see the town beyond.....foller the buoys/daymarkers.
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You didn't mention if your were chartering or not. Some of the charter boats out of Annapolis have a membership in the Maritime Museum that will allow you to tie up at their bulkhead and use the facilities.
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Day Sail to St Michaels

I'm planning to sail to St Michaels, stay a while and depart the same day. Is there anywhere to tie up for free for a couple to a few hours? Barring that, any place to tie up cheaply?

Suggestions on pubs or restaurants for a hungry crew?
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This time of year, I think you be fine tying up at the museum dock. I often find a spot there in the late fall with no issues.
Carpenter Street saloon is a good pub, decent food! often , great music. easy walk into town from the marina. follow the street next to the crab claw, until you get to the main drag in town, and turn left. ( pool tables upstairs)

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