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By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | August 8, 2010
The Brazilian warship has traveled around the globe the past quarter century, but it was pelted by pirates for the first time Sunday. The naval ship — a sort of floating classroom for Brazilian midshipmen — is spending a week in Baltimore as part of a tour that began in early June. It is docked near Harborplace, where costumed privateers and wenches on the city's pirate cruise sail by with taunts every hour or so. Throughout the week, the 420 Brazilian sailors are extending their gangplanks to visitors for free tours of the ship, The Brazil.
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By Susan Reimer, The Baltimore Sun | August 5, 2014
The weekend begins on Wednesday nights in Annapolis with the blast of a starting gun. That's when dozens of sailboats jockeying in the Severn River harbor head to the starting line for the Annapolis Yacht Club's Wednesday night races, a summer tradition in this waterfront community since the 1960s. What began as "beer can races" - just a casual event to break up the week - has become serious business for the sailors, as well as for City Dock bars and restaurants. "This is real sailing," said Bobby Frey, the yacht club judge who runs the races, which are perfect for the competitive sailors who don't have the time to travel the country to regattas.
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September 29, 1995
The tugboats that pull Patapsco River fuel barges for Baltimore Gas and Electric Co.'s two coal-fired plants in Pasadena have moved to refurbished docks near Cox Creek.The boats moved from BGE's Riverside Power Plant in Baltimore, where they were docked for 11 years, to be closer to the utility's two largest coal-fired plants, Brandon Shores and Wagner off Fort Smallwood Road, said John Garrison, a power company supervisor.The outmoded oil-burning Riverside units were closed last year, but the boats remained berthed there even though they were no longer needed.
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Staff Reports | June 3, 2014
Anne Arundel County Police participated Tuesday in the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics, running from Glen Burnie to Annapolis, a distance of about 15 miles. The run helps raise money and awareness for the athletes taking part in the Summer Games being held in Towson June 6-8. County police officers started at Glen Burnie Town Center along Ritchie Highway, and ran through Arnold, Severna Park, Pasadena and Glen Burnie, ending at the Naval Academy Bridge. Police officials said more than 140 people participated, including about 115 runners, five athletes and 20 support people and volunteers.  The Annapolis leg of the Torch Run is Wednesday, June 4, beginning at 2 p.m.  Special Olympics athletes and officers from the Annapolis Police Department will receive the torch from Maryland Transportation Authority Police at the City Dock and run with the torch up Main Street, around Church Circle to West Street.
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By Kevin Rector and Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | October 8, 2013
Police said detectives found no obvious signs of foul play in the case of a man whose body was found in the Baltimore harbor on Tuesday morning. The man was identified as Douglas Paige, 58, of the 800 block of S. Caroline Street. His body was found steps from his home in a strip of water near docks in Harbor East on Tuesday morning. Homicide detectives were on the scene investigating. Detective Brandon Echevarria, a police spokesman, said the man's death and how he got into the water was still under investigation.
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October 10, 1999
Oddly enough, the country's oldest and largest in-the-water powerboat show is held in Annapolis, which terms itself America's Sailing Capital.But for four days this month -- Oct. 14-17 -- the United States Powerboat Show will fill the city dock and adjacent harbor with more than 400 of the newest and best vessels offered by U.S. and foreign builders.Nearly a half-mile of floating docks will be packed with multi-boat displays, including a special trawler section formed in response to consumer interest in these easily handled, economical vessels.
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By John Murphy and John Murphy,SUN STAFF | May 2, 1998
Thousands of sailors and landlubbers alike have traveled to Baltimore's Inner Harbor -- and thousands more are expected in Annapolis this weekend -- to get a close-up look at the Whitbread yachts.In the middle of the fanfare, C. Thomas Miller hopes that a few people take a moment to admire something else that floats -- the docks.The nine Whitbread teams are mooring their boats in the two cities to docks designed and constructed by Eastern Floatation Systems Inc., an upstart company operating in Canton.
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By Brenda J. Buote and Brenda J. Buote,SUN STAFF | January 4, 1998
Baltimore's two competing water taxis will stay afloat into the next century, if city officials can persuade the operators to share several landings in the Inner Harbor.That proposal doesn't please Ed Kane, owner of Water Taxi, who is refusing to dock at any landing that his competitor is allowed to use."The city's recommendation raises very severe safety concerns," said James P. Gillece Jr., the lawyer representing Kane. "The idea of having two boats going to one landing, which they are to share, to try to pick up passengers -- it would be a prelude to disaster."
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By ANNIE LINSKEY | October 12, 2005
Watching the U.S. Boat Show "changeover" from the crowd feels a bit like seeing the changing of the guard at Buckingham Place. Nearly every spectator is there - at least in part - to see if anyone messes up. Hundreds lined Annapolis' dockside bars Monday as about 250 sailboats motored away from their temporary slips to make room for the powerboats, which will be on display tomorrow through Sunday. Getting out is tricky. The boats, many longer than 40 feet, must be maneuvered through a maze of docks before reaching the open harbor.
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January 22, 2007
Leisure Boat Show docks at Convention Center Cruise on over to the annual Baltimore Boat Show being held from noon to 8 p.m. today at the Baltimore Convention Center, Pratt and Howard streets. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for ages 13-15, and free for those 12 and younger. For information, go to baltimoreboatshow.com.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | April 19, 2014
After an investigation that revealed missing money and questionable financial practices, officials of a national longshoremen's union are considering seizing control of a Baltimore chapter — a move that could complicate contract negotiations at the port. According to an internal committee report of the International Longshoremen's Association obtained by The Baltimore Sun, a "trusteeship hearing" in Baltimore found that money was missing from accounts of ILA Local 333. It also found that union debit cards were used for nonunion expenses.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | February 20, 2014
Royal Farms is appealing a decision by Annapolis officials that put a halt to the company's plan to move into a historic building at City Dock. The company has sought to open a delicatessen at the former site of Stevens Hardware at 142 Dock St., but city planners say it's a convenience store, not a deli — and thus is not allowed under current zoning. The Annapolis Board of Appeals will hold a hearing on the issue March 4. Royal Farms applied for a special zoning exception to allow a delicatessen last year.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | January 21, 2014
A man who fell off a dock into the harbor in Annapolis on Tuesday night is expected to survive, according to the Anne Arundel County Fire Department. Annapolis City Police and county firefighters responded around 10 p.m. to 1 Dock St. where they pulled the man from the Annapolis waterfront. He was taken to Anne Arundel Medical Center, where he is expected to make a full recovery, according to the fire department. cmcampbell@baltsun.com twitter.com/cmcampbell6
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By Carrie Wells and Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | December 11, 2013
Annapolis police and state authorities are searching the waters around City Dock Wednesday morning for the body of a man who went missing last week. Robert Allan Stewart, 36, was reported missing at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 6 after he didn't show up for work at Mills Fine Wine & Spirits on Main Street in downtown Annapolis, according to Annapolis police. He was last seen at about 1 a.m. that morning, police said. Natural Resources Police were brought in to assist in the water search with side-scan sonar, DNR spokeswoman Candy Thomson said.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | October 29, 2013
The Annapolis City Council approved a new vision plan for downtown's City Dock shortly after midnight Tuesday, the culmination of a process that stretched over three years and became a top issue for next week's city election. Starting with the creation of a citizen's advisory committee and ending with an 8-1 vote in the wee hours of the morning in the nearly-empty council chambers, the City Dock process has been fraught with disagreements over parking, traffic and how the historic area could be allowed to be redeveloped in the future without ruining its maritime charm.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | October 28, 2013
For months, Annapolis officials and residents have debated the future of downtown's City Dock area. Monday, the city council is scheduled to vote on a new master plan for the area, guiding future developments and city projects. The City Dock Master Plan drew strong criticism when it came before the council this summer, with many people testifying during an eight-hour public hearing that it would diminish the dock's maritime character, allow for buildings that are too tall and promote green spaces at the expense of needed parking.
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By Jill Rosen and The Baltimore Sun | July 19, 2012
Things are tough out there on the mean streets of Blocktimore, or so we find out in the newest spin on "The Wire" -- done this time entirely with Legos. Yahoo gets the credit for Baltimore redone like Lego-land, a funny bit just released online Wednesday. Just about everything from "The Wire" is in the four-minute short. The drugs. The corruption. The cops that enjoy a few drinks. There's Omar, with two guns. There's McNulty toting a very big bottle of something alcoholic.
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By Brenda J. Buote and Brenda J. Buote,SUN STAFF | March 6, 1997
Baltimore's familiar Harbor Shuttle, scuttled for a week, resurfaced yesterday in the Inner Harbor.With little fanfare, the city has negotiated a new agreement with Ron Morgan, operator of the water taxi service. The deal puts Harbor Shuttle back in business, a week after Morgan accused city officials of giving his only competitor favored treatment and filed a $2 million lawsuit against the city.According to Morgan, the new agreement will allow Harbor Shuttle to land at the Maryland Science Center and the Harborplace Amphitheatre, between the Pratt and Light streets pavilions.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | October 17, 2013
The Annapolis city council is rushing to finish business on a number of weighty issues before city elections Nov. 5, including adoption of the controversial new master plan for downtown's City Dock. By Mayor Josh Cohen's count, the city council has had more than 16 hours of meetings devoted to review and revision of the plan during multiple sessions in October. A reworked plan will be the focus of a public hearing Monday night, with a potential vote scheduled for Oct. 28. "I think the changes we've made are responsible, and they're responsive to the public input we've heard," Cohen said.
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By Kevin Rector and Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | October 8, 2013
Police said detectives found no obvious signs of foul play in the case of a man whose body was found in the Baltimore harbor on Tuesday morning. The man was identified as Douglas Paige, 58, of the 800 block of S. Caroline Street. His body was found steps from his home in a strip of water near docks in Harbor East on Tuesday morning. Homicide detectives were on the scene investigating. Detective Brandon Echevarria, a police spokesman, said the man's death and how he got into the water was still under investigation.
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