Originally Posted by wholybee
The Chesapeake seems to be a likely spot from what I see here and elsewhere. I assume public transit is decent enough in Baltimore/ Annapolis that I would not need a car? And no problem living aboard on the hook?
My career and experience is as a broadcast engineer
, with 2 decades experience in mostly the top 5 Nielsen markets. I could do basically any job in TV or radio
except sales or on-air talent.
I could and have also done IT/system management/etc, and could also work in marine
I’m pretty flexible.
for obvious reasons, Baltimore
would give you the best access to public transportation. The problem is, that there is only one very small Anchorage in the inner harbor and it's almost impossible to use. The police are very aware of all the boats that come in and come out. There are other anchorage's off the patapsco River, specifically the middle branch of the patapsco River through the bridge. You would have dinghy
access the Baltimore
,, but not super pretty, though.
Annapolis, on the Severn River is beautiful and gives you access to a reasonable town. There are numerous Cubs on the Severn River that you could drop the hook and have access, easily, to Annapolis. If a really good bus system and therefore you could probably get around very easily. Obviously, there is a massive concentration of boats and marinas
in Annapolis. I'm sure any one of them could use your services. There's also the naval academy and there might even be opportunities for civilians at the naval academy.
On the Eastern shore, I would recommend Rock Hall, Maryland
. very large concentration of boats and marinas
. In fact, Haven harbor Marina owns almost all of them and gratitude Marina is the other big Marina in that town. The nice thing about Rock Hall is that it is a year-round town as a grocery store, West Marine oh, a few restaurants and you could anchor
in swan Creek and no one will bother you. Swan Creek is also very well protected from weather
I imagine if you worked for one of the marinas, you could probably get a slip during the winter with a bubbler to prevent the water
from freezing around the boat, and electricity for nothing. pricing wise, in water storage
over the winter is about 500 to 700 bucks for those of us that have to pay it.
I would be concerned that any farther north than Maryland
on the east coast, and you will have to deal with winterizing related issues during the winter months.
That said, there is an Anchorage not far from the statue of liberty on the Hudson
River. you have access to both Jersey City and Manhattan at that point. Similarly, you could grab a marina slip and during the winter for cheap
just for heat and electricity right there. Also, mystic Connecticut and that region would also be fantastic in terms of living on the hook and having full access to train and public transportation.