ORMA’s Blessing of the Fleet was a Blast!
Last weekend, the Occoquan River Maritime Association held their annual Blessing of the Fleet. This is usually a pretty fun event, and this year didn’t disappoint. These events are packed with VIPs and such, and we were able to corner a few of them! We even got to talk toContinue Reading
ORMA Blessing of the Fleet 2022
Blessing of the Fleet is an ancient maritime tradition, dating back to the mediterranean fishing fleets. The thought is that if your vessel received a blessing, your season would be bountiful and you stood a better than average chance of not drowning at sea! Sounds like a win to us.Continue Reading
State of the River As We See It 2022
It’s been a nasty cold winter, but after a few false starts, it looks like spring is finally upon us. Engines are starting up, marinas are starting to get busy, and we are starting to see more boat traffic on the river. Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock forContinue Reading
Why Professional De-Winterizing?
March is here and the boating season is beginning soon. Even now, folks are gathering up their boat stuff from the garage and bringing it back down to their long lost water-hoopties. This is a time of year that is marked by marinas shifting into high gear as customers getContinue Reading
How to Survive the Winter
Well it took it’s time getting here, but winter is most definitely upon us now. If you aren’t yet winterized, you may want to start thinking about that! It’s the end of December and the boating season doesn’t really start here again until March, leaving a good 2-3 months ofContinue Reading
Boater’s Olympics Returns November 20!
Not ready to call the season over yet? Looking for something to do next weekend? We’ve got just the thing for you! The Boater’s Olympics is an annual event held at The Harbour Grille. Each year teams of boaters compete in this massive multi-game olympiad, for prizes and just toContinue Reading
Fund Raiser for Doug Jackson This Thursday!
Doug Jackson is a well known and loved bartender at the Harbour Grille. He’s a single parent of two great kids, and works all the time. A couple weeks ago he was jumped at the MGM casino by 3 unknown persons and beaten to within an inch of his life.Continue Reading
The U-Boat at the Bottom of the Potomac
It was June of 1944 when the U-1105 was finally commissioned and began her short career in the service of the Kriegsmarine. At 220 ft long, with a 20ft beam, she displaced 850 tonnes when submerged. She was a pretty big boat! Her cruising speed was about 17 kts onContinue Reading
Annapolis Powerboat Show is On!
This year the Annapolis Powerboat Show is definitely happening. You’ll recall that the Annapolis City Council decided to close the show last year amid COVID-19 concerns, but what a difference a year makes! This is usually a pretty big show, where you can see boats of all sizes, from 10-footersContinue Reading
Tim’s Rivershore Fireworks Finale This Weekend!
For almost 30 years, Tim’s Rivershore has been a favorite on the Potomac River. Serving up crabs, river fare, and a ton of specialty drinks, nearly every boater on the Potomac has visited this legendary location at least once. But as with all things, nothing lasts forever. Most people areContinue Reading