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By PETER HERMANN | April 1, 2009
There's New Jersey's Pine Barrens, New York's East River and Baltimore's Leakin Park. Infamous body dumping grounds all. Do we add to the list the Inner and Northwest harbors and other waterways that wash up against downtown, Federal Hill, Canton and Locust Point? More bodies have surfaced from those watery graves in March (four) than in Leakin Park in all of this year (one). There was the body near the Broadway Pier in Fells Point on March 9; the body near the paddle boats in the Inner Harbor on March 19; the body near Thames Street in Fells Point on March 22; and the body near Fort McHenry on March 27. Two were men, ages 21 and 26; the others, a man and a woman, remain unidentified.
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By PETER HERMANN | April 1, 2009
There's New Jersey's Pine Barrens, New York's East River and Baltimore's Leakin Park. Infamous body dumping grounds all. Do we add to the list the Inner and Northwest harbors and other waterways that wash up against downtown, Federal Hill, Canton and Locust Point? More bodies have surfaced from those watery graves in March (four) than in Leakin Park in all of this year (one). There was the body near the Broadway Pier in Fells Point on March 9; the body near the paddle boats in the Inner Harbor on March 19; the body near Thames Street in Fells Point on March 22; and the body near Fort McHenry on March 27. Two were men, ages 21 and 26; the others, a man and a woman, remain unidentified.
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By Rafael Alvarez and Rafael Alvarez,Staff Writer | May 3, 1992
When you saw the lights -- 410 white bulbs spelling out "CITY PIER BROADWAY" -- you knew you were home.For years, almost nightly since the juice first surged to the sockets in 1914, the Broadway Recreation Pier lights were a beacon over a brown patch of Baltimore harbor separating Fells Point from Locust Point."
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By Rafael Alvarez and Rafael Alvarez,Staff Writer | May 3, 1992
When you saw the lights -- 410 white bulbs spelling out "CITY PIER BROADWAY" -- you knew you were home.For years, almost nightly since the juice first surged to the sockets in 1914, the Broadway Recreation Pier lights were a beacon over a brown patch of Baltimore harbor separating Fells Point from Locust Point."
BUSINESS
By Edward Gunts | November 17, 1991
The Baltimore Harbor Endowment, the citizen's group that has launched a "Buy-A-Brick" campaigh to help raise funds to build a 7.5 mile brick promenade from Canton to South Baltimore, is selling engraved bricks for a new section of the promenade on the Broadway Pier in Fells Point.The harbor endowment also has formed a board of advisors to work with private property owners and developers along the route to assure public access to the waterfront.Construction of the promenade is scheduled to start next spring on the 480-foot Broadway Pier, which is being rebuilt.
NEWS
May 19, 2005
The frigate HNLMS Tromp of the Royal Netherlands Navy will dock at the Broadway Pier in Fells Point starting today. The warship is scheduled to arrive in Fells Point at 9 a.m. today. The public is invited to a welcome ceremony alongside the ship at 11:30 a.m. Tours are available from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The ship will depart for Norfolk, Va., on Wednesday. Its visit is sponsored by Sail Baltimore.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | August 6, 2003
The body of a man who reportedly went for a swim off Broadway Pier while intoxicated was recovered last night from the waters off Fells Point, city police said. Friends told police that the victim - believed to be Hispanic, homeless and in his 30s - jumped off the pier in the 900 block of S. Broadway about 7:30 p.m. and disappeared, according to homicide detectives. Police and fire boats, and the city Fire Department's dive team, were involved in the search effort, leading to recovery of the body about 9 p.m. The death was preliminarily listed as an accidental drowning.
FEATURES
Tim Wheeler | February 7, 2012
There's a new ship in the harbor - at least for another day.  Rainbow Warrior III, the signature vessel of Greenpeace, cruised into Baltimore Monday on its maiden voyage to the United States.  It's the third ship to bear that name - the first was allegedly bombed by the French Navy in 1985, and its successor was retired last August.  This 190-foot baby was designed and built to the environmental group's specs, and they say it's the...
FEATURES
By Steve McKerrow | April 4, 1992
The Pride of Baltimore II is offering a month of public sailing opportunities as a fund raiser to help support the goodwill ambassador sailing ship's 1992 itinerary.The schedule for "Gala Sail" month, from April 15 to May 16, calls for the two-masted schooner to sail twice daily, on three-hour afternoon and evening excursions.Tickets cost $200 a person, and the outing includes "a bountiful, gourmet feast" and open bar.The Pride will also be open to visitors this weekend while docked at the Broadway Pier in Fells Point and at the Annapolis City Dock April 11 and 12. Hours for today and tomorrow's tours are noon to 5 p.m."
NEWS
May 1, 1993
Here are the ships and other events scheduled by Baltimore Operation Sail and CSX Corp. this year, including where the visitors are expected to dock. Dates are subject to change.APRIL 30-MAY 4: Whiting, a 163-foot survey vessel used by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Inner Harbor, West Wall.MAY 20-30: Spirit of Massachusetts, a 125-foot schooner. Broadway Pier, Fells Point.JUNE 2-6: Bluenose II of Nova Scotia, a 161-foot gaff-rigged, two-masted schooner. Inner Harbor, Finger Piers.
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By Andrea K. Walker and Andrea K. Walker,andrea.walker@baltsun.com | March 23, 2009
Baltimore firefighters pulled a body from the water near Fells Point yesterday afternoon, but authorities said it was too soon to determine whether foul play was involved. It was the third time in two weeks that a body had been retrieved from the Inner Harbor. Yesterday, fire and police officials responded to a call of a body floating near the 1400 block of Thames St. about 12:30 p.m. and retrieved it a short time later, said Fire Chief Kevin Cartwright. The body, which appeared to be that of a Hispanic male age 20 to 30, seemed to have been in the water for some time, he said.
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By Doug Donovan and Doug Donovan,SUN STAFF | May 16, 2005
Fells Point leaders fretting about a creeping loss of waterfront views want to sink a Baltimore businessman's plan to permanently dock his Mississippi-style dinner boat along the neighborhood's main public pier. The Broadway Pier at the foot of Fells Point is one of the historic community's last civic toes dipped into a harbor that waterfront development is increasingly shielding from public view, neighborhood activists say. Now a Baltimore caterer wants the city to award him leased dock space along the west side of the pier for his 111 1/2 -foot boat, The Black-Eyed Susan.
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