Members of the Board of Directors
are making plans for the CDSOA annual meeting on Saturday, November
7, 2009. This will be held at MacGregor's
Restaurant & Tavern, overlooking the Susquehanna River
near the mouth of Chesapeake Bay. The highlights of the meeting
include a dinner cruise aboard the beautiful Riverboat
Lantern Queen, which is the largest passenger vessel
plying the waters of the upper Chesapeake Bay (and a sternwheeler
to boot) and a presentation by Fred
Bickum, the captain of the CD28 FeNix, who recently
completed a three-year circumnavigation aboard his Cape Dory.
If you've not visited the Chesapeake
Bay area, this is a great opportunity to take a little vacation
time and see a part of the country that you've not visited.
If you have, then you already know what a great sailing area
this is. And you'll meet other CDSOA members, put faces with
the folks that you may have only conversed with via the message
board, make new friends, and see old pals.
If you have time, there
is much to see and do around Havre de Grace. There are several
museums, including the Concord Point Light & Keeper's House
located at the foot of Lafayette Street.
Concord Point is the oldest continuously operated lighthouse
in the state of Maryland. You'll also find the Havre
de Grace Decoy Museum at 215 Giles Street; the
Havre de Grace Maritime Museum at 100 Lafayette Street;
the Skipjack Martha
Lewis at 121 N. Union Avenue; and the Steppingstone
Farm Museum at 461 Quaker Bottom Road. CLICK
HERE for a "walking map" of Havre de
Grace. Take a stroll along the Promenade -- the boardwalk along
the Susquehanna. There are parks, art galleries and lots of
shops. And of course there's boating, fishing and golf!
If that's not enough, on Saturday and Sunday,
November 7th and 8th, visit the Susquehanna
Museum of Havre de Grace Lock House at 817 Conesteo Street.
for Pirates by the Bay! Visit pirate camps
and watch the attacks. Learn the real history of piracy and
its connections to Havre de Grace. Admission: $3.00 Adults,
$1.00 Children ages 5-12, Children under 5 are free. 11:00 a.m.
to 5:00 p.m.
If you'd like to sail to the annual meeting,
contact the Havre
de Grace City Yacht Basin (410-939-0015) or the
Marina (410-939-0950 or 1-800-960-TIDE) for transient
For those arriving on Friday, November 6th,
you may enjoy First Fridays on Main Street
– “Locals, Legends, and Lore” with scavenger
hunts, ghost tours, and things that go bump downtown. Stores
and galleries should be open late.