The banks of Curtis Creek are all heavy industry until after the bridge carrying the Baltimore Beltway Interstate 695 spans the creek. Just past the bridge is the Curtis Bay Coast Guard station, the largest station on the east coast. Here is where all the larger Coast Guard ships are serviced. There are several Dry docks here and always a lot of interesting ship activity.
After about 15 minutes from my first picture, we were approached by 4 Coast Guardsmen in a high speed tender with blue light flashing. Seems that sensitivity to security extended even to kayaks after the 9/11 incident of just 6 weeks ago and we were asked politely but firmly to remove ourselves from the area. We decided that this was a good spot to turn around and head back for the day. (Note: It is now the official policy that ALL vessels must maintain a 100 yard distance from any naval vessel. Fines and imprisonment are possiblities for violating this new regulation)
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