Cruisin' the Patapsco River where the
Constance Marie was born 35 years
A good wind that day
Frankly, I am tired of doing projects on the Constance Marie. September is the month our club takes a "DOWN THE BAY CRUISE". The Constance Marie one of 12 boats to make it this year. 10 days on the water. Honestly, we used the iron sail most of the time because the winds were not favorable. We gunk-holed at Worton's Creek, nestled in behind Rock Hall at Swan Creek, all but the Constance Marie went over to Annapolis. With the Beast being only powered by a 10-2, we could not keep up with the 18-30hp monsters. I had two other Vets on board with me. We discussed our options. We then realized that the 200th Anniversary of the Star Spangled Banner was being conducted today, Sunday, in Baltimore's Inner Harbor. As a result there were numerous "tall ships" at port within. The Sailabration agenda called for the tall ships to depart on Tuesday. Decision made! The Constance Marie would gunk-hole in Baltimore's Inner Harbor with the tall ships and sail out with them on Tuesday morning. May the pictures below tell the rest of the story.
Sunset at Rock Hall
Passing under the Francis Scott Key Bridge
USS Torsk Submarine
The Gazela and Sultana
MASTER, THIS IS THE 27 FOOT SLOOP THE CONSTANCE MARIE WITH THREE VETERANS ON BOARD REQUESTING ANCHORAGE IN BALTIMORE INNER HARBOR"
So, the Constance Marie disappeared from the fleet for a couple of days while we provisioned the boat in Baltimore for the rest of the trip. We joined the fleet at St. Michaels after traversing the Kent Narrows straights and its wicked currents.
Kent Narrows starboard side
If you veer off 10 yards you are asking for trouble. So now you know the story of how the Constance Marie became the Constantly Missing.
Kent Narrows port side