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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | November 25, 2013
Louis F. Markel, who owned and operated a North Point Creek boatyard, died Saturday of kidney failure at his Edgemere home. He was 72. Louis Frederick Markel was born and raised at the boatyard on North Point Creek. His father, Louis F. Markel, a licensed charter boat captain and boat builder, established Markel's Boat Yard in 1941. After his father's death in 1950, his mother, Dorothy Markel, took over operation of the yard; she retired in 1976. Mr. Markel was a graduate of Sparrows Point High School and worked for the U.S. Defense Department's Investigative Services until retiring in 1982, when he took over the boatyard's operations.
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By Jack Lambert, Baltimore Sun Media Group | June 22, 2014
The owner of the Eastport Plaza shopping center in Annapolis and a development team from Baltimore plan to build a $45 million, 200-unit apartment complex at the site of the neighborhood's former theater. Plans call for a seven-story complex with a mix of apartments and small stores, said Dan Lederberg, general manager of L&L Investments LLC. In 1961, Lederberg's grandfather, Charles Liff, built the shopping center at the nearly 7-acre site off Bay Ridge Avenue. The family has retained ownership and Lederberg manages the shopping center through the company Eastport Plaza LLC. The shopping center - at the intersection of Bay Ridge and Chesapeake avenues - saw its Crown Eastport Art 2 cinema close in 2004.
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By Shirley Leung and Shirley Leung,Sun Staff Writer | November 13, 1994
For 42 years, season after season, customers have been coming back to Benjamin O. Sarles' boatyard and engine shop on Spa Creek in Annapolis because, they say, it's more than a place to tie up your boat or get the engine fixed. Ben, they believe, will take care of you."I've been around a lot of boatyards. This one seemed to fit the bill," said Al Gladden, 76, who has been docking his boat, Ellen G., at the Sarles boatyard since 1952. "You feel comfortable here."Mr. Sarles' small, family-owned yard is among the last of its kind, marine industry experts say.Of the 100 marinas and boatyards in Annapolis, only a handful, including the Petrini Yachtyard and Marina next to the Sarles boatyard, are family-run, said Beth Kahr, administrative director of the Marine Trades Association of Maryland Inc. The others are owned by investment groups.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | November 25, 2013
Louis F. Markel, who owned and operated a North Point Creek boatyard, died Saturday of kidney failure at his Edgemere home. He was 72. Louis Frederick Markel was born and raised at the boatyard on North Point Creek. His father, Louis F. Markel, a licensed charter boat captain and boat builder, established Markel's Boat Yard in 1941. After his father's death in 1950, his mother, Dorothy Markel, took over operation of the yard; she retired in 1976. Mr. Markel was a graduate of Sparrows Point High School and worked for the U.S. Defense Department's Investigative Services until retiring in 1982, when he took over the boatyard's operations.
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By ANNIE LINSKEY | November 9, 2005
After being passed down in the same family for 98 years, Annapolis' oldest boatyard was sold to an outsider last week. Debra A. Smith took ownership of Sarles Boat and Engine Shop on Nov. 1. The small marina on Spa Creek was founded in 1907 by Benjamin E. Sarles and had been in that family until this month. "I'm going to take the best of everything and add my own little spin to it," Smith said. "I'll be blending the old and the new." The marina sits on 1.5 acres near the mouth of Spa Creek.
BUSINESS
By David Conn | October 2, 1991
Crisfield, one of the unluckiest towns in Maryland of late, got some good news over the weekend from a Maryland-born Chicagoan looking to come home some day: The defunct Mrs. Paul's frozen seafood and vegetable operation there has been purchased and will be converted to a boatyard and manufacturing plant.When Mrs. Paul's closed two years ago, almost 250 jobs were lost. About a week later the Carvel Hall Cutlery plant closed, taking employment from another 68 people in this Lower Eastern Shore town.
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By Joe Nawrozki and Joe Nawrozki,SUN STAFF | August 5, 1997
All day long, they came to Essex to visit lost friends -- their boats.But yesterday -- a day after a fast-burning fire destroyed 80 pleasure boats and speedboats and damaged 20 others at Anderson Bros. Boatel and Boat Sales -- boat owners were being kept off the site because of safety concerns, as fire and police investigators combed the scene."Like most sailors, I can bounce back from this, but I'd like to see how much damage was done to my boat," said Bob Mann, one of the mourners outside the boatyard fence on Holly Neck Road.
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By Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan and Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan,SUN STAFF | June 19, 1999
The Chrysler family owned one. The DuPonts owned several. And a storied 1925 pleasure yacht named the USS Sequoia served eight U.S. presidents, from Franklin D. Roosevelt to Jimmy Carter.Legendary for their elegant designs and excellent craftsmanship sealed with an ornate gold insignia on their bows, the mahogany yachts custom-built in Eastport's Trumpy boatyard have long represented a bygone era of perfection, wealth and living the high life. They were the venues of lavish summer parties with free-flowing champagne and caviar.
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By Chris Bubeck | June 18, 1998
ANNAPOLIS - By Annapolis standards, the Chance Boatyard is not much of a historic site.The group of buildings at 222 Severn Ave. is divided into a shopping center, offices, a rusty old boat shed and a waterfront restaurant. It hasn't operated as a boatyard in nearly 25 years.But to Eastport residents who still remember the luxury yachts that were built there and the double shifts that worked during World War II to churn out boats for the war effort, the boatyard "illustrated the complete flavor" of Annapolis' rough-neck neighbor across Spa Creek.
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By Susan Gvozdas and Susan Gvozdas,Special to The Baltimore Sun | September 18, 2008
222 Severn Ave. has been the site of shipbuilding for the greater part of the 20th century. Military sea craft in both world wars came from the boatyard before it became the premier purveyor of luxury yachts. An exhibit, which opens Tuesday, traces the history of the boatyard complex in Eastport as well as the property owner's efforts to preserve much of the yard's historic layout. The exhibit caps a recently completed two-year renovation of the property's main building, known as the "big shed."
BUSINESS
By Candy Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | February 1, 2013
Tidewater Yacht Service Center in Port Covington was named winner of the 2012 Maryland Clean Marina contest in the large boatyard category. The business was commended by the Department of Natural Resources for taking steps to protect the environment such as: having a recycling program for plastic shrink wrap, oil, cardboard, glass and plastic; taking part in oyster aquaculture to help clean the water; installing fixed and portable pump out stations; and...
ENTERTAINMENT
By Richard Gorelick, The Baltimore Sun | September 28, 2012
What does the sailing community in Eastport love? It loves the Boatyard Bar and Grill. Dick Frayno opened the Boatyard Bar and Grill in the Eastport district of Annapolis in 2001. Cozy and charming, with plenty of dining and shopping options, Eastport has grown in popularity since then, and the Boatyard has established itself as a community hub for residents and tourists, and an unofficial headquarters for the city's sailing community. I think it must be outsiders who come to Annapolis looking for Chesapeake-focused cuisine.
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By Scott Calvert and Scott Calvert,scott.calvert@baltsun.com | November 16, 2008
The sailboat called Windward wouldn't be going aground, in a good way, for another hour yet, but Russ Ward was happy to wait. Whenever the time came, he'd be watching as his prized 48-footer left the chilly waters of Back Creek for the high-and-dry. "I want to be here if you drop it," he told the dock master at Bert Jabin's Yacht Yard in Annapolis. Ward was joking. He actually felt relaxed. For one thing, his baby is insured to the tune of $500,000. More to the point, he has faith in the men who'd soon hoist, spray and move the boat across the yard before nestling it into an above-ground wintertime berth.
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By Susan Gvozdas and Susan Gvozdas,Special to The Baltimore Sun | September 18, 2008
222 Severn Ave. has been the site of shipbuilding for the greater part of the 20th century. Military sea craft in both world wars came from the boatyard before it became the premier purveyor of luxury yachts. An exhibit, which opens Tuesday, traces the history of the boatyard complex in Eastport as well as the property owner's efforts to preserve much of the yard's historic layout. The exhibit caps a recently completed two-year renovation of the property's main building, known as the "big shed."
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By ANNIE LINSKEY | November 9, 2005
After being passed down in the same family for 98 years, Annapolis' oldest boatyard was sold to an outsider last week. Debra A. Smith took ownership of Sarles Boat and Engine Shop on Nov. 1. The small marina on Spa Creek was founded in 1907 by Benjamin E. Sarles and had been in that family until this month. "I'm going to take the best of everything and add my own little spin to it," Smith said. "I'll be blending the old and the new." The marina sits on 1.5 acres near the mouth of Spa Creek.
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By Karen Nitkin and Karen Nitkin,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | January 2, 2003
It's easy to imagine popping into the Boatyard Bar and Grill after a day of sailing. This is a boat-happy restaurant, located near the Annapolis City Marina, across the Spa Creek Bridge in Eastport. The walls are covered with photographs, paintings and doodads of all things nautical; the handsome wooden bar is in the shape of a boat's hull; and sailboat races are shown on the television in the bar. Boating enthusiast Dick Franyo, who with his wife, Susan, opened the restaurant in October 2001, films local yacht races on Wednesday nights during the racing season, then shows them shortly afterward on television sets in the bar. After September, reruns from the previous season are shown on Wednesdays.
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By Paul Shread and Paul Shread,Staff writer | May 10, 1991
Annapolis officials have worried for years about the city's dwindling maritime industry. Now they hope to revive it by building a city boatyard and boardwalk on Back Creek in Eastport.The project, whichofficials say is years from construction, would include space for new maritime businesses, a public boatyard, a yacht racing center, a restaurant, a waterfront boardwalk, an education facility for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, a harbor master's office, docks and slips, a public launching ramp and a water taxi stop.
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By Sue du Pont and Sue du Pont,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | October 1, 2001
THE GUEST book read like a who's who of the Annapolis sailing community. That's because the sailing crowd has a new gathering spot. The kick-off party at the Boatyard Bar and Grill in Eastport was lively, with friendly people and a comfortable atmosphere. And the televisions showed clips from the Wednesday night races made famous by the dearly missed Marmaduke's Pub, once known as the unofficial yacht club of the East Coast. The new bar, set to officially open this week, is filling a void in the neighborhood left by the closing of Marmaduke's, but that's where the similarities between the two end - almost.
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By Sue du Pont and Sue du Pont,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | October 1, 2001
THE GUEST book read like a who's who of the Annapolis sailing community. That's because the sailing crowd has a new gathering spot. The kick-off party at the Boatyard Bar and Grill in Eastport was lively, with friendly people and a comfortable atmosphere. And the televisions showed clips from the Wednesday night races made famous by the dearly missed Marmaduke's Pub, once known as the unofficial yacht club of the East Coast. The new bar, set to officially open this week, is filling a void in the neighborhood left by the closing of Marmaduke's, but that's where the similarities between the two end - almost.
NEWS
By Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan and Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan,SUN STAFF | June 19, 1999
The Chrysler family owned one. The DuPonts owned several. And a storied 1925 pleasure yacht named the USS Sequoia served eight U.S. presidents, from Franklin D. Roosevelt to Jimmy Carter.Legendary for their elegant designs and excellent craftsmanship sealed with an ornate gold insignia on their bows, the mahogany yachts custom-built in Eastport's Trumpy boatyard have long represented a bygone era of perfection, wealth and living the high life. They were the venues of lavish summer parties with free-flowing champagne and caviar.
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