USS Constellation, Inner Harbor, Baltimore, Maryland, November 2009. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.
Kayaks, Snow Hill, Maryland, June 2018. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.
Information about licensing, boat titles, and boat registration is available from the Licensing and Registration Service of the Department of Natural Resources. The Department also provides information about public boat launch facilities in Maryland.
The Maryland Water Trails Program within the Department of Natural Resources coordinates the development, promotion, and protection of a system of water trails throughout the State.
Anchors, Havre de Grace Maritime Museum, 100 Lafayette St., Havre de Grace, Maryland, June 2015. Photo by Sarah A. Hanks.
As of 2018, some 170,000 boats were registered in Maryland, including over 18,000 personal watercraft.
Boat rack along St. Mary's River, St. Mary's City, Maryland, May 2009. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.
Canoes (left), Snow Hill, Maryland, June 2018. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.
Crab boat with crab pots (traps) (right), Chesapeake Beach, Maryland, June 2010. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.
Chestertown in Kent County holds its annual Sultana Downrigging Weekend Tall Ship and Wooden Boat Festival each fall. It will next be held November 1-3, 2019.
Skipjack H. M. Krentz on Miles River, St. Michaels, Maryland, February 2005. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.
The Baltimore Boat Show is held each winter at the Baltimore Convention Center. The next show will be held in January 2020.
Each Spring, the Bay Bridge Boat Show is held on Kent Island at Stevensville. It is the largest Mid-Atlantic Spring boat show and will next be held April 2020.
Sailboats, Back Creek, Annapolis, Maryland, September 2009. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.
Also in Annapolis, the Helly Hansen National Offshore One-Design (NOOD) Regatta takes place each May. The next Regatta will be held May 3-5, 2019.
Boats at piers, Severn River, Crownsville, Maryland, May 2015. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.
Also in Garrett County, the International Canoe Federation (ICF) 2014 Canoe Slalom World Championships were held in McHenry. That international event, on Sept. 17-21, 2014, required competitors to navigate a 300-meter whitewater course in either a canoe or kayak.
Youghiogheny River, Friendsville, Maryland, October 2015. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.
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