Have a look at the Alex Hailey monument. It is located on the harbor between Compromise and Dock St. The slavery of the black people has deprived them of the knowledge of their origine. A. Hailey has given to the whole Black American people an ancestry when he wrote his novel : ROOTS. He told the story of his family since the first slave, Kunta Kinte, who arrived in Annapolis, in 1767, on a slave ship, to the present. He based on the family tradition to have the pattern of his novel and imagined the rest. The novel and the two TV series on this topic had a great success in USA and in Europe.
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John Paul Jones Memorial
Below the Chapel is a crypt that contains the burial place of Captain John Paul Jones, (1747-1792) U.S. Revolutionary War hero.
Captain Jones’s badly damaged 'Bonhomme Richard' forced the British vessel, 'Serapis' to surrender in one of the war’s most exciting battles. He is considered the father of our modern day Navy and his famous words, 'I have not yet begun to fight!' Are the U.S. Navy’s watch words.
This summer a group from the class of 1955 undertook the project of cleaning and refurbishing the Crypt and it is now improved and sparkling. As is sometimes possible, the Crypt will be closed for this year's (2005)Thanksgiving holiday and is listed as HIGH PRIORITY so, check the U.S. Naval Academy website for updated info before you arrive for a tour.
Quiet Waters County Park
We visited Quiet Waters Park by boat from an anchorage in Selby Bay. Bob started the engine driven refrigeration compressor and we motored over to Duvall Creek in Hillsmere.
We ran aground a couple of times trying to get in past the creek entrance, so we anchored and Bob lowered the dink, and motored in. Ed (a retired friend of Bob's from work) came back with him - Nancy (Ed's wife) can't swim and is afraid of water so it was understandable that she wouldn't come with them in the dink.
When he went in to pick Ed up, Bob had gotten additional advice about getting into Duvall Creek, so we tried it again and were successful this time. The trick is to really grease the green markers to port and then aim for a house and garage on shore - close to port. Bob yells at me when I go that close to markers (he tells me that the ospreys who are on the nests complaining are saying "Too close, too close"), and we know, because we ran aground briefly on the correct side of a marker, that they are not always in an optimum position. But in this case, close was good.
Dropped Ed off at the dock - depth down to 5'7" on our gauge. Motored around to Harness Creek. An Island Packet went in ahead of us (passed us on the port side and tried to keep us from coming out into the channel of the South River - the burdened vessel - i.e. the one who should give way, is both on the port and passing) and turned around and came right back out. So we were afraid there would be no space. However a motor boat left as we were coming back down the creek, so we slipped into his spot.
No wind at all. . Saw Ed on the dock, so Bob lowered the dink and went in. Ed wanted to take us out to dinner, so we arranged to meet them later. We changed, and dinghied back to the rental dock and locked the dink to the dock where the guy indicated that we could. There was a group of kayakers getting ready to go out. I used the pay phone to download pocket mail while we were waiting for Ed.
We walked up with Ed to the parking lot. He drove into Annapolis and the Spa Creek bridge had traffic at a standstill.
We were a little late getting out of dinner, and were afraid the park would be closed (Park Hours are 7:00 a.m. - Dusk, Closed Tuesdays), but there was a big party there, so the gate was open. We got to the parking lot, and Ed said - I might as well drive you down to the dock - there's no one here now. So he did, much to Nancy's dismay. He just drove over the grass around the little post that blocks access to the one lane macadam park road.
It was very peaceful except that someone was partying down near the entrance to the creek, and shouting and carrying on for a little while.
The next morning, the little motor boat next to us, which has no bimini or cover at all, apparently had someone spending the night there - we see them sit up in the apparently empty boat .
We watch a few people get underway - the wind kicked up a little around 7:30. We pulled the anchor and exited Harness Creek about 9:00 am
This is a county park which is between the South River and Harness Creek. Visitors can walk, jog, or bike on over 6 miles of paved trails winding through hardwood forests and past grassy fields, play at the brand new large, multi-level children’s playground, enjoy the vistas of the South River Promenade and Scenic Overlook, or picnic among 340 acres of beautiful park land.
Boating opportunities are available seasonally. The park’s Visitor Center includes formal gardens, art galleries and public restrooms.
So many to choose from and so...
So many to choose from and so many different reasons... for the best combination of atmosphere, view, cuisine, and value - Carrol's Creek is it!
Nice view of the Annapolis harbor any time and you overlook the finish line to the Wednesday night sailboat races. Most anything seafood.
National Historic District Building
I'm not sure whether I have ever eaten here or not. This restaurant is apparently right down on the waterfront, and after the boat show we did eat somewhere down here. But I have eaten at the West Street location of Griffin's, and I am assuming that there is some connection since they had this mural on their wall. Website list of the entree menu which warns that prices on web site may not match prices in restaurant
Grilled Sesame Chicken Breasts
served with Thai barbecue glaze...$16.95
Sauteed Seafood Casino
fruits of the sea in a special herb casino butter...$17.95
Chicken, Broccoli and Penne Pasta
with sun dried tomato pesto cream sauce ...$18.95
Rib Eye Steak
12 oz. steak topped with sautéed mushrooms...$19.95
Chicken Fettuccini & Mushrooms
wild forest mushrooms in a pesto basil cream sauce with grated parmesan...$17.95
Black & Blue New York Strip Steak
topped with cajun spices and crumbled bleu cheese...$26.95
Griffin's Seafood Pasta
fruits of the sea with mussels & clams in an herb tomato broth over penne pasta...$19.95
Fettuccini Pasta Primavera Alfredo
julienne vegetables, broccoli, sun dried tomatoes and mushrooms in a light Alfredo sauce...$17.95
Broiled Sea Scallops
broiled in herb butter and white wine...$19.95
Nona's Penne Pasta
with artichokes, julienne vegetables, garlic, sliced portabella mushrooms and sun dried tomatoes sauteed in a basil olive oil...$14.95
Jamaica 'Jerk' Salmon
served with sesame island glaze...$20.95
Maryland Style Broiled Crab Cake Dinner
garlic sautéed shrimp over spaghetti with julienne vegetables and sundried tomatoes...$19.95