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  • Inner Harbor / Downtown
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  • From the cruise port
    From the cruise port
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  • Inner Harbor / Downtown
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Maryland Favorites

  • Inner Harbor / Downtown

    Baltimore Favorites

    Baltimore has lots of monuments. They built the first monument in the US to George Washington back in 1829 (photo 5) The first photo is of a statue of John Mifflin Hood, early president of the Western Maryland Railway. Mr. Hood played an important role in shaping the Western Maryland Railroad (it became a "Railway" after 1911) into a strategic...

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  • United State Naval Academy

    Annapolis Favorites

    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 "USS Bonhomme Richard" forced the British vessel, "H.M.S. 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...

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  • Fell's Point

    Baltimore Favorites

    The television series Homicide: Life on the Streets became an international success in the late 1990's. The location used for the scenes at the police station house is located in Fell's Point. If your a fan of the series you can your photo taken outside the station house and also see the plaque commorating the filming of the series. The station...

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  • Inner Harbor

    Annapolis Favorites

    While in the city, take a walk along the harbor of Annapolis where there are many things to see and do. There is even a plaque where the African slave, Kunta Kinte--of Alex Haley's 'Roots' fame--set foot on U S soil. When I visited, there was only a plaque to see. Now there is the lovely Kunta Kinte-Alex Haley Memorial at the City Dock, where...

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  • Useless, Un-related information

    Baltimore Favorites

    The 5,000 acre Fort Meade was established in 1917 and named for Civil War General George Meade. The fort was a training camp at the end of WWI, and in WWII it served as a training camp and prisoner of war camp. The National Security Agency (NSA) began operations at Fort Meade in the 1950s, and today the National Cryptologic Museum is perhaps the...

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  • Sailing and Watercraft

    Annapolis Favorites

    Each year since we bought our boat, we make a Columbus Day weekend pilgrimage to Annapolis for the The United States Sailboat Show which is the world's largest show featuring exclusively new sailboats – all new and all sail. The following weekend is the United States Powerboat Show which is devoted to powerboats, all new and all power. When we...

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  • Maryland State Capital Building

    Annapolis Favorites

    See the cutest state capitol (no, really!). Don't miss the story about the 17th-century businesswoman who petitioned for the right to vote. This gutsy lady was *way* ahead of her time! See the Paca House for a glimpse into a colonial urban aristocrat's lifestyle. See the charming old port--and remember that this is where Alex Haley traced his...

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  • Historical Explorations

    Annapolis Favorites

    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...

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  • Southern Maryland

    If you think of the state as crab's left claw, with the Chesapeake Bay between the pinchers Southern Maryland where I live is the west side or thumb side of the claw and it consists of the counties of Charles, Calvert, and St. Mary's. I live in Leonardtown, which is in St. Mary's County, Maryland. So I have lots of tips in this area, which I have...

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  • Baltimore

    Baltimore is the largest city in Maryland and is the largest seaport in the mid-Atlantic states. It was founded in 1729, and was named after Lord Baltimore, a member of the Irish House of Lords and the founding proprietor of the Maryland Colony. Baltimore is an anglicization of the Irish-Gaelic term Baile an Tí Mhóir, which means "town of the big...

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  • counties

    The counties in Maryland are fairly uniform in size but not in population density. In the twenty-four counties the population for each ranges from 20000 (Kent County) to nearly 800000 (Baltimore County). The state was originally settled by the Baron of Baltimore and his English Catholic friends. It was intended that it be a religious have....

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  • The Eastern Shore

    The Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake is a Tri-State Area. The State of Delaware is totally on the Eastern Shore fronting on the Atlantic Ocean. The southern end of the Eastern Shore including part of Smith Island and all of Tangier Island is in Virginia. But most of the Eastern Shore is in Maryland.In spite of former Governer Shaeffer who referred...

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  • Big City, Capitol and Western Maryland...

    This section of my tips is on Baltimore, Annapolis, northern and western Maryland(first number tips, second number photos, third number travelogues): Annapolis 34 81 3 - Maryland's Capital. In the past we have visited the boat show on Columbus Day weekend. Baltimore 63 177 4 - where I was born - a work in constantly in progress (currently a top 5...

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  • Eating my way through the Md 3/US 301...

    We spent over 10 years between 1987 and 2000 driving back and forth through Central Maryland between Baltimore and Southern Maryland along the 301-3 corridor. We would have dinner on the drive down to Leonardtown in Southern Maryland on Friday, and have lunch Sunday on the drive back up to Brooklyn Park in northern Anne Arundel County to prepare...

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  • State Tree

    White OakA large tree; when open grown, white oaks have rugged, irregular crowns that are wide spreading, with a stocky bole. In the forest crowns are upright and oval.

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  • State Song

    "Maryland, My Maryland" was adopted as the State song in 1939 The nine-stanza poem was written by James Ryder Randall in April 1861. A native of Maryland, Randall was teaching in Louisiana in the early days of the Civil War, and he was outraged at the news of Union troops being marched through Baltimore. The poem articulated Randall's Confederate...

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  • State Nickname

    "The Old Line State"According to some historians, Gen. George Washington bestowed the name “Old Line State” and thereby associated Maryland with its regular line troops, the Maryland Line, who served courageously in many Revolutionary War battles.

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  • State Motto

    "Fatti maschii parole femine" Loosely translated "manly deeds, womanly words," but more accurately translated as "strong deeds, gentle words."

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  • State Flower

    The Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta) has been the official Maryland flower since 1918 when it was designated the "Floral Emblem" of Maryland by the General AssemblyIf you see them on the side of the road, leave them alone. It's illegal to pick themWhen I wanted to grow some for a photo shoot, I simply crossed the border in Pennsylvania.

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  • State Flag

    The Maryland flag contains the family crest of the Calvert and Crossland families. Maryland was founded as an English colony in 1634 by Cecil Calvert, the second Lord Baltimore. The black and Gold designs belong to the Calvert family. The red and white design belongs to the Crossland family.

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  • Maryland's Potomac

    One of the things that not many people know is that the Potomac belongs to Maryland up to the low tide mark on the Virginia shore.In 1632, Charles I granted a charter to Cecil Calvert, Baron of Baltimore, for a colony north of the "River of Pattowmack...unto the further Bank of the said River."After the American Revolution, Maryland objected to...

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  • Ocean City Lifesaving Station Museum

    Go to the end of the boardwalk and the inlet, that is where this lifesaving station is localed. These type of lifesaving station use to line the beach front up and down the coastline. Volunteers would keep an eye out for shipwrecks and would risk life and limb to save the crew and its cargo in the 1800th to the 1900th century. The coast Guard took...

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  • The Sea Rocket

    Here is the Speed boat from the shore. The tail spray is a favorite, (for boys & men) funny, it is called a 'Rooster Tail',(For more information about the Sea Rocket, call 410-289-5887. For the OC Rocket, call 410-289-3500.) http://www.oceancity.com/

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  • Maryland flag

    The Maryland flag has to be, without doubt, the most colourful of the 50 state flags. The Maryland flag containst the crest of the two founding families- the Calverts and the Crosslands. The black and gold design is of the Calverts and the red and white design is of the Crosslands. Cecil Calvert was the 2nd Lord Baltimore who founded Maryland in...

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  • More Information on Crabbing

    Hand Line or Bait Line Crabbing Tie bait to a line (string or fishing line long enough to reach bottom with a weight attached) and slowly lower it into the water. When you feel a nibble, slowly raise the line to the surface. Go slowly and try not to scare the crab. Use a net to scoop up any crabs clinging to the end of your line. What could be...

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  • Maryland Attractions

    Here are some of the sites you might want to visit:In Annapolis: Hammond-Harwood House-- State House-- William Paca House and Garden-- In Baltimore: B&O Railroad Museum-- Baltimore Museum of Art-- Baltimore Patriot-- Maryland Historical Society-- Walters Art Gallery-- Maryland Science Center In Solomons: Calvert Marine Museum-- In Suitland: Paul E....

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  • Can you top this?

    They call off school for lesser amounts, but in 2003 Feb 17 was supposed to be a "makeup" day for an earlier snow. ha ha ha!This is the most snow we've seen since 1979 (or was it '80?) The Governor made it illegal to drive the night of Feb 16 unless you were a cop, emergency vehicle, or a plow! (Oh, yeah... there's supposed to be steps up to that...

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  • The only things I saw in MD...

    The only things I saw in MD are :BALTIMORE with the famous aquarium which is definitively worth a visit if you like underwater life....also in the port is an old wooden ship.ANNAPOLIS...the capital is a very pleasant small city where of course you'll be able to spot the State Capitol.

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  • When in Maryland you must...

    When in Maryland you must enjoy one of our famous crab-cakes. They can be found in a number of locations.

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  • kathycollins's General Tip

    I love gardening and visiting gardens. I don't remember whose garden this is, but it was in the midst of local shots so I know this is from the Maryland area!

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  • Go to Camden Yards - the home...

    Go to Camden Yards - the home of the Baltimore Orioles. Although the baseball team had a disappointing year, the stadium is the best I've ever seen. This shot is of the old railroad train station - I think it looks like the train station in the Magic Kingdom at Disney World. It is now a part of the Canden yards complex - soon to be a baseball...

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  • Go to Chesepeake Bay Harbor....

    Go to Chesepeake Bay Harbor. Has been completely regenerated and is a fantastic place! Also Montgomery county(where my daughter lives) to see the site of the Blair Witch Project,a cult movie here in America.. only about 3 miles from my daughters. Camp David,just come up the drive afoot,and look around fast before the CIA tells you to leave! At the...

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  • Go to these sites on the...

    Go to these sites on the net:Portal to MarylandMaryland Office of Tourism Development

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  • In addition to Antietam, we...

    In addition to Antietam, we also stopped at Sideling Hill Exhibit Center, which is JUST off I-68, where the Maryland is the narrowest between Pennsylvania and West Virginia. This is right next to Hancock, MD. Anyway, the exhibit center is literally just off the expressway and you can get a better view of the gigantic hill that they had to blast...

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  • You must meet my cusion Alsisa...

    You must meet my cusion Alsisa she is so cool she is one year younger them me and she is just so cool She is the only cusion of mine I really do like thought because she is like me in many ways. This Picture is not my cusion but we both like his music and I just think he looks nice so I desided to put his picture on my page his name is Enrique he...

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  • You must go to the eastern...

    You must go to the eastern shore for Crabs, try Fisherman's Crab deck or Harris' Crab house.The best crab cakes are at The Narrow's in Grasonville MD approximately 5 miles over the Bay Bridge. Another good place to get great crab cakes is Lewnes steakhouse, not only do they have fabulous steaks but the crab cake are incredible. Maryland has...

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  • donovanel's General Tip

    The friendships I formed while living in Baltimore were great. My friend Jill and I once again hamming it up for the camera.... And though she lives in Florida now and who knows where I will be living in a few months, we still remain close friends. Can't wait til our next GIRLS NITE OUT!

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  • donovanel's General Tip

    I will always remember THE PUB CRAWL. That fateful day when I ran a 5mile race and then met up with friends to head to Fells Point by noon to begin our drinking adventure...which promptly ended at 8pm when my friend, Peter, pictured here, decided to show us what he had eaten that day on the floor of the bar...we soon departed after that incident.

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  • See the INNER HARBOR! There...

    See the INNER HARBOR! There is so much to offer, you really must read on. Fondest memories include...PINKY SWEARS...Ocean City...sitting on the back of limos, aka 'Whitesnake Video'...Preakness...Fell's Point Pub Crawl...late nites at Merritt Gym...SECRET SOCIETY...after hours at my apartment...Bill Bateman's...the list goes on and on!

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  • There's no place like home...

    It seems there are many places where sunsets are special -- we've watched for the green flash in the Caribbean, seen it slip into the Gulf of Mexico, and enjoyed the view from Verona. But we have viewed extraordinary sunsets from our own front yard. This one had half of our neighborhood out as I recall. Sometimes they are just that special!

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  • Winter Surprise

    Yes, it does snow here. Of course not very often, and usually just enough for some post-card pretty views. But every couple of years, we'll get hit with a HUGE blizzard. I think the last was in 1997. We got the drive way cleared and the cars cleaned off. We were waiting for the county to plow the streets. Ha Ha! No one was really ready for this...

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  • Friday Night Football

    Our community enjoys spending Friday nights at the local high school football game. We particularly had fun while our daughter and son were in school there. Having lived here their whole lives, we knew so many of the young people from Boys and Girls Club soccer teams, baseball, gymnastics, day care, elementary school, Halloween Trick or...

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  • The Best Eatin' Fish in the World

    Another Maryland delicacy from the Chesapeake Bay is Rockfish. It is hard to find any other fish as wonderful as this -- you'll have to try it if you're ever in the area. Pictured, Steve and his brother bring home enough for a week or so!

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  • Crab Feast!

    We have the opportunity to enjoy four beautiful seasons here in the MidAtlantic. The cherry blossoms and azaleas of Spring give way to a summer with short trips to the beach, a family tradition of heading to Baltimore for baseball games, and picnics with friends. Here's my friend Lissa -- hosting a crab feast! Maryland Blue Crab is absolutely...

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  • Visit Baltimore.Go to the...

    Visit Baltimore.Go to the Inner Harbor. Take a boat ride out around the harbor, maybe to Ft Mchenry. Climb to the top of Federal Hill and enjoy the view. Visit the Aquarium, or the Science Center. Visit one of the many indoor markets, Lexington or Cross Street. Have dinner in Little Italy. Have a drink on the terrace at one of the many restaurants...

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