This is a nice little aerial...
This is a nice little aerial view of Annapolis, taken across from the United States Naval Academy towards the town center. Unfortunatley I had to trade my airplane in for a daughter seven years ago and don't have the opportunities to take these shots any longer. If you can, get a small plane tour duirng your trip. The views of Annapolis, the great Cheasapeake Bay and the Bay Bridge are world class and absolutely unforgettable. Truly outstanding!!!
Historic Courthouse- Anne Arundel Co -c 1821-1892
Generally I have put historic buildings under 'local customs' because they aren't 'things to do'.
Anne Arundel County was established in 1650. On July 30, 1650, seven county commissioners were designated to "appoint courts to be kept within and for said county." By the late 1670s, the commissionars and the Maryland General Assembly and Council were meeting at an inn kept by John Larkin, located at "the Ridge," a few miles south of South River. By 1684, the county court had moved to London Town, a newly designated shipping port on the South River, where the first courthouse was built.
When the Maryland Capitol was moved from St. Mary's City to Annapolis in 1695, the Maryland General Assembly passed An Act for setting Anne Arundell County Court at the Porte of Annapolis within the same County.the courthouse.
To save money, the county court was housed in the State House.
But in 1819, the state ordered the county to move its records (the ones that had not been destroyed by the 1704 fire) out of the State House. The new courthouse building was begun in 1821.
The design incorporated contemporary fire-proof construction features, including masonry groin-vaulted offices on the first floor, similar to those designed by the prominent architect, Robert Mills for the Charleston, S.C. Records Office, in 1822-27.
The Anne Arundel County Courthouse is the third oldest courthouse still in use in Maryland
The first revision and alteration of the building in was 1892-95 and it still has the appearance that was given to it at that time.
Designed by Jackson C. Gott, an important Baltimore architect, the alterations dramatically transformed the appearance of the restrained, almost flat Federal Style building into a more graceful, three-dimensional Georgian Revival structure, featuring the prominent entrance tower, corner pavilions and the second floor courtroom.
White Rocks Marina
Marinas in Central Maryland i.e. including Annapolis are in the Magothy River, Severn River, South River.
I took this picture on Rock Creek which is off the Patapsco in Baltimore, so technically this marina might be considered in Baltimore (it is in Pasadena which by car is halfway between Baltimore and Annpolis), but you can see that there are a plethora of marinas in this area. The list below explains what services each marina offers.
G = Gasoline for sale E = Electric hook-ups P = Pump-out station S = Showers L = Laundromat R = Restaurant
Magothy River Marinas
Cypress Marine, Inc. Magothy River/Cypress Creek (410-647-7940) Y Y Y Y
Deep Creek Restaurant & Marina. Magothy River/Deep Creek. (410-757-4045) Y Y Y
Ferry Point Marina & Yacht Yard. Magothy River/Deep Creek. (410-544-6368) Y Y Y
Gibson Island Marina. Magothy River/ Grays Creek. (410-360-2500) Y Y Y Y
Magothy Marina. Magothy River/Crystal Beach. (410-647-2356). Y Y Y Y Y
Podickory Point Yacht & Beach Club. Chesapeake Bay/Podickory Creek. (410-757-8000). Severn River Marinas
Annapolis City Dock. Spa Creek. (410-263-7973) Y Y
Annapolis City Marina, Ltd. Spa Creek. (410-268-0660) Y Y Y Y Y Y
Annapolis Harbor Boat Yard. Spa Creek. (410-267-9050) Y Y
Annapolis Landing Marina. Back Creek. (410-263-0090). Y Y Y Y Y Y
Annapolis Marriott Marina. Spa Creek. (410-268-7555) Y Y Y
Annapolis Md. Capital Yacht Club. Spa Creek. (410-269-5219) Y Y Y
Bert Jabin's Yacht Yard. Back Creek. (410-268-9667) Y Y Y Y
Chesapeake Catamaran Center. Spa Creek. (410-280-2288) Y Y Y
Chesapeake Harbor Marina. S. of Back Creek. (410-268-1969) Y Y Y Y
McClearys Pier 4 Marina. Spa Creek. (410-990-1753) Y Y Y
Mears Marina Annapolis. Back Creek. (410-268-8282) Y Y Y Y
Olde Towne Marina Ltd. Spa Creek. (410-263-9277) Y Y
Petrini, Inc. Spa Creek. (410-263-4278) Y Y
Port Annapolis Marina. Back Creek. (410-269-1990). Y Y Y Y Y
Sarles Boat & Engine Shop, Inc. Spa Creek. (410-263-3661) Y Y
Smith's Marina. Browns Cove. (410-923-3444). Y Y Y Y
The Yacht Basin Company. Spa Creek. (410-263-3544) Y Y Y Y Y Y
South River Marinas
Anchor Yacht Basin. South River/Selby Bay. (410-269-6674) Y Y Y Y
Holiday Point Marina. South River/Selby Bay. (410-956-2208 or 301-261-4282) Y Y Y
Liberty Yacht Club & Marina. South River/South River Bridge. (410-266-5633) Y Y Y Y Y
Little Island Marina, Inc. South River/Ramsey Bay. (410-798-0276) Y Y Y
Oak Grove Marina. South River/Gingerville Creek. (410-266-6696) Y Y Y Y Y
Pier 7. South River/South River Bridge. (410-956-2288) Y Y Y Y
Selby Bay Yacht Basin. South River/Selby Bay. (410-798-0232) Y Y Y Y
South River Marina. South River/Ramsey Bay. (410-798-1717) Y Y Y
Turkey Point Marina. South River/Ramsey Lake. (410-798-1369) Y Y Y Y
Warehouse Creek Marina. South River/Warehouse Creek. (410-956-1880) Y Y Y
All types of sea food
Of course we had fish of the day which was rock fish and it was delicious. I looked across at the other tables and I saw that the other sea food were nicely presented and people were enjoying their various dishes Also taken from a leaflet:
Notice the large rack of herbs on the dining room wall. Herbs played an important part in the lives of early Americans. Not only were they prized as culinary seasonings, they were also valued for their fragrance and beauty.
Fahionable ladies of Annopolis always carried a "tussy mussy", or little pouch of fragrant herb, to cover their noses when they encountered some of the odors of the City. But perhaps the most significant use of herbs was for thier physick, or medicinal, powers. Herbs provided home remedies for a number of ailments.
In the Maryland Inn
When my sister and I took my mom to Annapolis for her birthday we ate here one night. My sister did the research and she thought this was a place that my mom would enjoy. Other than that, I don't remember anything about it except that we had to either use valet parking or take a taxi.
Breakfast Hours - 7:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m., Lunch Hours - 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Dinner, 5:30-9:30 pm. Sunday Brunch served between 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Their website says: We acquired our name from the Peace Treaty of 1783, also known as the Paris Peace Treaty which terminated the Revolutionary War, and was signed in Paris on September 3, 1783. Representing England was Richard Oswald, the Chief Negotiator under the Earl of Sheltbourne and their Secretary of State, David Hartley, who was signing for them. Representing the United States were John Adams, Benjamin Franklin and John Jay, all of who signed the Treaty.
This Treaty acknowledged the independence of the United States of America. The Treaty also provided international navigation of the Mississippi River, stating that the river should be made free to all parties. It also stated that Florida and Menorca should be restored to Spain and that France should control Tobago and a region in Senegal.
The Treaty of Paris, which was signed in Paris, was ratified in our Annapolis State House. Annapolis was the First Capital of the United States. After the ratification, the signatories—John Jay, John Adams, and Benjamin Franklin came to this restaurant to celebrate our country’s victory. Hence, the source of our name. Their website says: "The famous Treaty of Paris restaurant is located in the Maryland Inn. For over two hundred years, the Treaty of Paris has been the number one restaurant in Annapolis, catering to a most discerning clientele. The TOP has been endowed with several awards for its beloved recipes. In 2004, the Treaty of Paris will be inducted into the Hospitality Hall of Honor by the Restaurant Association of Maryland. Treat yourself to a delightful time at the Treaty of Paris. If you prefer casual fare, try the Drummer's Lot pub, the watering hole of the locals."