Thursday, March 15, 2018

Cambridge Creek Bridge Is Open to Traffic

A message from the City:

Cambridge Creek Bridge Open

This from the Maryland State Highway Administration: The Cambridge Creek Bridge is open to traffic today. Work is has been completed.

We'd like to thank MDOT-SHA for taking care of the Cambridge Creek Drawbridge, but also for handling the repair in a timely and efficient manner. MDOT-SHA fully appreciated the impact this had on everyone's commute, and the City of Cambridge is very appreciative for the completion of this project almost four days ahead of schedule.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

ESSA Upcoming Events

  • General Meeting- March 17, 12:00 PM, Jimmie & Sooks
    • Jay Tyson, CRCA
    • Come find out why the Racer - Cruiser Class is the fastest growing fleet on the bay, and how CRCA is getting new racers out to compete, along with experienced racers who had grown frustrated with the sport. Great destinations, ratings that are fair and events designed to maximize the "Fun Quotient" are bringing a much-needed new perspective to sailing.  
  • Tangier Fleet Meeting - March 24, noon
  • Choptank Fleet Meeting - April 4, 6 PM -Cambridge Yacht Club

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Early Membership: Beat the fee! The clock is ticking!

Save ten dollars on your membership and racing applications.

Submit your forms before March 22, 2018

A message from your ESSA Bridge.

Friday, March 9, 2018


Lunch Meeting March 17, 2018

Join ESSA for lunch at noon on Saturday, March 17, 2018, upstairs at Jimmie and Sook’s Restaurant, 
527 Poplar Street, Cambridge, MD.  
Please RSVP to help us get a reasonable head count.

After lunch,
Jay Tyson from the Chesapeake Racer Cruiser Association will give a presentation on 
"Making Cruiser Racing Fun."  

Join us to celebrate St. Patrick and 
put some Irish luck in your summer racing.  
This will be the last opportunity for discounted dues.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

High, Higher, Highest Tide!

Photos at High tide at 8:06 AM.  The marina finger piers are submerged.

Tide charts are available at NOAA - CAMM2

looking North on Cambridge Creek

over the bulkhead at Bluewater Marina

No need for a ladder today

So far it is a 6 foot 5 inch rise since last Saturday's low tide.
This may be the second highest tide since Isabel.
2 foot, 6 inches about MHHW.  4 foot 6 inches above MLLW.

Friday, March 2, 2018

Wind Graph for March 2, 2018 30 knots, gusts to 60

Created with Highstock 2.0.4mph6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM020406080

Historic Vessel visits Cambridge,.Saturday, August 4 - Sunday, August 12, 2018

S.S. John W. Brown to Visit Cambridge

John Brown 3
The S.S. John W. Brown, one of only two remaining and operational World War II liberty ships, will dock at the port of Cambridge near Governor’s Hall from August 4-12. The ship will arrive with a few hundred visitors from its day cruise, originating in Baltimore, and will remain open to the public the rest of the week from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

During the evening, the Calhoon Marine Engineers’ Beneficial Association (MEBA) Training School, will host re-certification classes for marine engineers from across the East Coast. Its visit will coincide with the 39th Annual Seafood Feast-I-Val, which will be held at Governor’s Hall on August 11 from 1-6 p.m.
John Brown 2
“This is such an exciting opportunity to host a piece of living history here in Cambridge, work with one of the city’s showcase events to create a significant attraction for visitors, and to play a role in the continued development of marine engineers from around the country,” said Brandon Hesson, the Associate Director of Economic Development for the City of Cambridge.

The S.S. John W. Brown is maintained and operated in Baltimore by a corps of volunteers through Project Liberty Ship, which preserves the ship as an educational asset. The ship was originally one of 2,700 liberty ships manufactured as part of an emergency WWII shipbuilding program. After its tenure as an active cargo ship, the S.S. John W. Brown served as a maritime high school from 1946-1983. Now, it also acts as a venue for special events and weddings when it isn’t providing a regular slate of educational day cruises and docent-led tours.

 For more information about the S.S. John W. Brown or its day cruises, visit