75 miles to Delaware City

Cruising to Delaware was beautiful.  Moving through the Northern Chesapeake and the C&D Canal was such an awesome scenery change.  The Hills are starting to be more noticeable and the homes are looking historic, I can picture this area covered in a blanket of snow.  I’ve never done any boating in an area where it snows during the winter.  The Chesapeake & Delaware Canal (C&D Canal) takes you from Maryland to Delaware.   It is a 14-mile-long, 450-foot-wide and 35-foot-deep ship canal that connects the Delaware River with the Chesapeake Bay.  The C&D Canal is owned and operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers operates the C&D Canal Museum at Chesapeake City, Maryland, housed in the original canal pump house with a waterwheel and pumping engines. The museum illustrates the canal’s history and operations.  Delaware City Marina is the best marine facility to stop at in Delaware, Tim the owner will make sure you are taken care of and his employees Austin and Bob will give you a run down on the city and whats neat to do.  They have a nice ships store, land storage with 35-ton marine travel lift, Diesel fuel that has good turnover and over a 1/2 mile of lay along floating docks.  The marina also does a weather report meeting every day at 5:30 to prep you for going down Delaware Bay and discuss all the tricks to navigate this area stress free.  There are 4 other loop boats here, Pura Vida, Bayflower, and two gold loop boats a Sabre and Quo Vadimus ran by Captain Foster and his wife Susan.  Gold loopers are people who have done the loop once and plan to do it again.  Hopefully I can join the Platinum looper club one day which means you have done it twice.  There are some great restaurants here, we met a nice musician that played some of my favorite blues Mr. Dub Glenn and knew my men Eric Lindell and JJ Grey.  Tomorrows destination, Cape May New Jersey.

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Delaware City Marina layout, 4 floating lay along docks

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