Thursday, May 16, 2013
A web-based boat management service says Ego Alley is the best place for its business.
A company that’s bringing the business of boat management into the smartphone age has its sights set on opening downtown along Ego Alley. VesselVanguard, a company that’s had a foot in Annapolis for years, plans to locate its headquarters in Annapolis at a property that could soon become the hottest new retail real estate in downtown—the former Fawcett’s boating supply store. City officials are currently in the process of easing the sale of the property to several investors, who plan to tear down the old building and construct a new one in its place—one conducive to multiple tenants. VesselVanguard’s president Don Hyde said he’d like to be one of those tenants, and is already in talks to make that happen. “Ego alley is the centerpiece for …
Monday, April 15, 2013
No, you will not be seeing "Azzam" in Ego Alley in Annapolis.
With a reported length of more than 590 feet, the world's largest yacht known as Azzam was recently launched in Germany. Unfortunately, you will not be seeing Azzam in Ego Alley in Annapolis. The largest boat the Harbormaster's office has calculated for docking fees is 60 feet, according to Maynard Priestman, assistant harbormaster. To get an idea of exactly how large Azzam is, the second largest yacht in the world is 536 feet. "On the 5th April 2013 Lürssen, the leading shipyard for large luxury yacht building, launched the 180 m yacht AZZAM - the largest motor yacht in the world," according to a press release, issued by Lürssen. The yacht is not only large, it's relatively fast and didn't take long to build. "The yacht AZZAM is breaking …
Sunday, December 9, 2012
The 30th annual event draws big crowds, smiles and lots of hulls decked in holiday style, amidst the fog.
A foggy evening set the stage for the 30th year of the Eastport Yacht Club Lights Parade, yet not too cold and not too windy for the 37 boats, decked out in twinkling lights and holiday decor, which paraded up and down Ego Alley and Spa Creek. When it comes down to it, a boat parade in December isn't about appreciating the weather, it's about appreciating the good times. "Especially when we’ve done parades in sleet, snow, rain and 60 mile per hour wind gusts," laughed Pete Chambliss, so called chief elf of the parade. "It's the Christmas spirit that drives people to do this," Chambliss said, speaking with the experience of having participated in the parade for 22 years. "When you go down Ego Alley, over the roar of the generator and …
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
The Annapolis Harbormaster said that 15 to 20 gallons of fuel spilled from a boat called the AEGIS Sunday morning.
An 85-foot boat called the AEGIS spilled 15 to 20 gallons of diesel fuel into waters in Ego Alley Sunday morning, according to the Capital Gazette. The U.S. Coast Guard National Oil Spill Response Center and the Maryland Department of the Environment were notified of the situation. The Coast Guard gave the AEGIS two options for cleanup: Do it themselves or pay to have a contractor called in. According to the Capital, the AEGIS' captain decided to clean the spill up using his own crew. The harbormaster staff did provide containment booms and oil spill absorbent materials, which the AEGIS will be billed for.