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CANCELLED: CKC Paddle Pal w/ Ray – Guided Tour of the Shipwrecks of Curtis Bay – Sat. 10/14 2P-5P

October 14, 2023 @ 13:00 - 17:00


Along the lower Patapsco River, Curtis Bay and Curtis Creek are home to a near forgotten ship graveyard. One of Baltimore’s most infamous waterfront areas, Curtis Bay is dominated by heavy industry, shipyards, and other infrastructure.

Many of Baltimore’s old shipwrecks and historic sites are located along a stretch from Hawkins Point near the Francis Scott Key Bridge to Fishing Point, and numerous locations along Curtis Creek. At Hawkin’s Point a submerged wreck is charted just offshore, in approximately 10 feet of water. In coves on either side of the bridge lie the remnants of old vessels, some of which protrude from the water.

Along the shoreline of Curtis Bay from Leading Point to Sledds Point are several WWI-era wooden ships, scuttled and aligned end to end to form a breakwater. The large wooden ships have deteriorated almost beyond recognition, and lie covered in vegetation.

The largest group of visible wrecks lie in a quiet cove near Walnut Point. Near the shoreline are an array of wrecks, ranging from a concrete hull to the burnt skeleton of a wooden ship. The remains of other long forgotten ships, barges, and other vessels lie submerged nearby, many just below the surface.

Join us for a guided kayak tour of the shipwrecks of Curtis Bay by Dr. Susan Langley, Maryland State Underwater Archeologist.  We will launch from the CKC rack location at AAC Solley Cove Park in Curtis Bay and paddle out 1.5 nm to the Shipwrecks of Curtis Bay.


October 14, 2023
13:00 - 17:00
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Solley Cove
7360 Carbide Rd21226
Curtis Bay, MD 21226 United States
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