Cool and sad all at the same time

This past weekend, my pal Wayne and I went on a small adventure. We had heard of a small fire at a local marina and went to see. I had not been up there for about 10 years, and man oh man.

Heading up the Potomac River

A wonderful old sailboat out on the bay

This is the sort of lighthouse that was off Reedville, note the rocks

Lodge Creek right off the Yeocomico River off the Potomac is a sad spot. And yet, a kinda heaven for me. old stuff just dying a slow death.

Just let it sink right there

This burns me up

WTF? How do you own a boat house and leave it like this? The value of the rights for this are worth more than the structure.

Another look at Dock Hopper.

Water snakes like it

Pirates!

I don’t understand it. The buildings are cool as hell. The setting, perfect. Yet? I suppose modern boats don’t need the type of service our boats do. And so the small marinas, are sadly not profitable.

AHHHH! And yes I called and asked to buy the sign.

Old rotting wood cruisers parked in the boat house.

So cool, and just watching it die a slow sad death

ugh

The birds like it

Cool custom cradle

The homes are very nice.

I have been looking around the area for a small work place on the water that I can combine my two loves. My Ad Agency, and WoodyBoater. Life has changed for a while for sure, and working from home or virtually has become mainstream.

 

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6 Responses to “Lodge Creek, A White Elephant Grave Yard.”
  1. Greg Lewandowski

    Are those cruisers in the covered slips really abandoned? Sad doesn’t begin to describe some of those pictures. What is going on there?

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  2. John Rothert

    I could tell sadder stories than that about the Krentz facility at Harryhogan Va. But I recall when that was a happening place with a really large railway and repair business. Many a great old boat, recreational and commercial, was built or rebuilt there. It was in my youth one of the coolest places to go on all the bay.
    Sorry it is such a sad place today.
    John in Va.

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  3. floyd r turbo

    As a kid, I use to “run the docks” checking out all the boats. That would have been 60 years ago when I was 10 for the next 6 years or so. Then they turned marina’s into prisons with 8′ high chain link fencing and key pad doors and concertina wire, damn the thieves. Back in the day, there wasn’t much to steal, just a compass. From what I’ve read the cost of slip fees are driving boats out of marinas. I hope you find something and create temporary slip space for “Loopers” on their way up the IC. One day…

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