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Ticketing is now open for TrawlerFest-Baltimore, which happens Sept. 25-29 at the city’s Inner Harbor, a historic seaport and tourist attraction. TrawlerFest will host dozens of cruising boats at the Harbor East Marina and offer 27 nautical seminars at Marriott properties just a couple minutes’ walk from the docks.

Seminars will be held at nearby Coutyard and Fairfield hotel conference rooms.

Seminars will be held at nearby Coutyard and Fairfield hotel conference rooms.

Offerings will include our signature diesel course with PassageMaker Technical Editor Nigel Calder and Troubleshooter columnist Steve Zimmerman. Other signature topics include boat handling (in class and on the water), boat buying, town hall-style roundtables and the Great Loop. This year we are introducing a new, intensive weather class with forecaster Chris Parker.


Over the next four months, we will discuss seminars in greater detail with our readers and the greater cruising audience. For now, we have a different pitch. In years past PassageMaker has held TrawlerFest at Baltimore locations, but this is the first time in the city’s unique Inner Harbor. Arrive early. Stay late. Incorporate TrawlerFest into an urban vacation of fine dining and splendid attractions:


· Reginald F. Lewis Museum of African-American History and Culture

· American Visionary Art Museum

· Baltimore Museum of Industry

· Geppi's Entertainment Museum

· Jewish Museum of Maryland at B’nai Israel Synagogue (an example of Moorish Revival architecture)

· Civil War Museum at President Street Station

· Port Discovery Children's Museum (on the site of the historic Baltimore Fishmarket)

· Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards

· Samuel D. Harris Museum of Dentistry

· Ripley's Believe It or Not! Odditorium


· USCGC Taney – last fighting ship still afloat that survived the attack on Pearl Harbor

· USS Torsk – Tench-class submarine; last ship to sink enemy vessel in World War II

· Lightship Chesapeake

· Seven Foot Knoll Lighthouse

· USS Constellation (only Civil War-era ship still afloat)

· USS Wright (U.S. Navy Aviation Logistics Support, roll-on/roll-off, container ship)

USS Constellation, restored Civil War naval vessel.

USS Constellation, restored Civil War naval vessel.


· Camden Yards Sports Complex

· Baltimore Grand Prix (street race for Indy car and American Le Mans Series)

· Oriole Park at Camden Yards (home of the Baltimore Orioles)

· M&T Bank Stadium (home of the Baltimore Ravens; formerly known as PSINet Stadium and then as Ravens Stadium)

· Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards

· Babe Ruth birthplace and museum

Concert Halls

· Baltimore Convention Center

· Royal Farms Arena (formerly known as the Civic Center and previously as Baltimore Arena and 1st Mariner Arena)

· Pier Six Pavilion

· Power Plant Live! (a collection of bars and clubs that includes Rams Head Live!)

Other attractions

· National Aquarium, one of the world's largest.

· Harborplace and the Gallery (which includes a Ripley's Believe It or Not! museum)

· Maryland Science Center

· The Pratt Street Power Plant (containing Barnes & Noble and Hard Rock Café.

· Top of the World at the Baltimore World Trade Center

· Holocaust Memorial