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Old 23-03-2010, 16:14   #1
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Greetings from The Home of 'The Star Spangled Banner'

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Old 23-03-2010, 16:20   #2
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Greetings and Welcome from the Old World.... bet your glad we introduced you guys to sailing all those years ago.....lmao
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Old 23-03-2010, 17:48   #3
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Hey, another Baltimoron. Welcome! What part of Bawlmer are ya from? My Family have been Marylanders for at least 8 or 10 generations. I have family in Canton, Highlandtown, Essex, Dundalk, Sparrows Point, Edgemere, Ocean City, Northeast, Elkton and just about anywhere in the whole state.
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Old 23-03-2010, 19:34   #4
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I just enjoyed watching The Wire.

Is Baltimore really like that?
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Old 23-03-2010, 20:13   #5
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Like what, Kordie?
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Old 23-03-2010, 20:22   #6
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As portrayed on The Wire- a drama series set in Baltimore.
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Old 23-03-2010, 22:18   #7
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Oh, Okay, I don't remember the name of the show but it was shot in Baltimore. It may be The Wire but I thought it was Homiside or something like that. A lot of the locations were places I knew growing up. In one episode the cast was shooting basketball in a schoolyard. I went to that school in the mid 50's. Another was shot at the church I went to. I guess it's no differant than any other big city but there is a lot of history there. Not as much as across the pond but it was settled early in our nation's beginning. Hench the Birthplace of "The Star Spangled Banner" written on a British warship in Baltimore Harbor during the bombardment of Fort McHenry.
Please forgive the spelling tonight. It's late and I've had a real wired day. Gotta run.
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Old 23-03-2010, 23:27   #8
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Both The Wire and Homicide: Life on the Street were shot in Baltimore.
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Old 24-03-2010, 05:01   #9
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Thanks FrankZ. I left Baltimore aboard my 1950 33' Richardson in 1983. Only been back for family visits, weddings and a few funerals if I was in the area. Didn't get to see much TV until I put satilite aboard my sailboat about 2003. They still show Homicide reruns down here but I never heard of The Wire. The Diner and several Movies also shot in and around Bmore. I suppose I should visit more often but there's so much more to see and do. I hate staying in one place to long. As I get older there is less time left to do and see the things I have not done or seen. Can't let the alge grow under my keel. Any cruiser will understand that.
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Old 24-03-2010, 08:50   #10
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Depends where ya at. Over in my neck of the woods (Locust Point) there's lots of peace and quiet. Other places you wouldn't want to go without your M1A1
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Visited my cousin in Baltimore in the 90s.
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Hey, I have been past McHenry many times going from the inner harbor to the Chesapeake. Question- what is that stone fort that is farther out in the bay? Its called Fort Carrol on the charts. Civil war?
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It is Fort Carrol.

It is now mostly a place for the birds to crap, and there are a lot of birds.
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Old 14-04-2010, 08:49   #14
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Fort Carrol is surrounded by large boulders and rip-rap. I used to dive to recover lost anchors there. They get down in the rocks and people cut them loose. There used to be lots of them. I heard someone bought the fort and tried to turn it into a tourist restaurant but had to give it up because of water and sewage problems with local regulations and permits. I have been on the island many years ago but am not sure if they allow that any more.
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The rumor mill I listen to is you aren't allowed on it, but I am not sure I want to get my boat that close. What with the rocks and the birds...
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