Sunken Tugboat

meabbott PRO 2:29am, 26 September 2009
Hello folks. On my way to Fort Armistead a while back I crossed a bridge on i-695 and noticed a sunken tugboat on the south side. It looks like someone with a boat might be able to get some good photos of it. I have noticed some other interesting things in and near Baltimore as well. If anyone with a boat goes to look at it, I would love to come along!
i can remember growing up in ceicel county as a kid just off the chesapeake city bridge on the elkton side there was a tug indefineately moored in a small inlet
an ole wooden tug bout half sunk off the chesapeake and deleware canal
as kids we explored it
it was like a creepy scooby doo background
i've often wondered if that old thing is still there

is your tug at all accessable by land?
meabbott PRO 9 years ago
The tug is here:

It looks like one would have to get permission from whoever runs those businesses to get to it from land. Seems easier to get to it from a boat, especially since the hulks of what looks like old wooden ships are nearby North of the bridge and they might also present photo ops.
DenaKel 9 years ago
I got some pics of it in our power boat last year. Now that we have the kayaks, I'd love to get out there to get a better look at it. Here is a link to my pics

The train bridge there is pretty neat too

Sunken Tug Boat on Curtis Creek


The sign says "Thank You for being Semper Paratus"

Train Bridge on Curtis Creek
meabbott PRO 9 years ago
Very nice shots. I would love to be able to get some shots myself!
rafiki24 8 years ago
I know this tug - it is on the 695 outer loop approach to the Key Bridge. In my opinion, that IS the best shot (from the highway looking down). Unfortunately, there is very little shoulder there and stopping is illegal to boot.

Nice shots, Dena
unbiased cherries [deleted] 8 years ago
There was an article in the Baltimore Sun about 15 years ago about all the hulks of old boats in that area.

It seems that the bigger boats were built at the beginning of our involvement in WW I to transport troops to europe. They were made of wood, and so poorly made that not one of them actually was used to cross the ocean. Some were just left to sit and rot....and that's what they've been doing. Don't know the story behind this tugboat, though. Cool shots.
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