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Cove Marina
33 MD - Top Of The  Bay
Navigational Information
Lat: 39°33.500' N Long: 75°50.767' W  Tide: 3 ft.  Current: 2 kt. Chart: 12273
Rep. Depths (MLW): Entry: 5 ft. Fuel Dock: n/a Max Slip/Moor: 4 ft./—
Access: Exit C&D Canal, turn to port up Elk River at Welches Point

Marina Facilities (In Season/Off Season)
Fuel: No
Slips: 80 Total, 5 Transient  Max LOA: 42 ft.  Max Beam: 13 ft.
  Rate (per ft.): Day $1  Week n/a  Month n/a
  Power: 30 amp Incl., 50 amp Incl., 100 amp n/a, 200 amp n/a
  Cable TV: No  Dockside Phone: No
  Dock Type: Wood, Floating, Fixed, Short Fingers
Moorings: 0 Total  Launch: n/a
  Rate: Day n/a  Week n/a  Month n/a
Heads: 4 Toilet(s), 4 Shower(s) (with dressing rooms)
Internet: No  Laundry: 1 Washer(s), 1 Dryer(s)
Pump-Out: On-Site, n/a Central, n/a InSlip  Fee: n/a  Closed Heads: Yes

Marina Operations
Owner/Manager: Ellen & Kurt Gunther  Dockmaster: Same
In-Season: Apr-Nov, 8am-5pm  Off-Season: n/a
After-Hours Arrival: Call ahead
Reservations: Yes, Preferred  Credit Cards: Visa/MC
Discounts: None
Pets: Welcome  Handicap Access: Yes, Heads
Cove Marina
11 Mainsail Drive, Elkton, MD  21921
Tel: (410) 620-5505  VHF: Monitor Ch. 16  Talk n/a
Fax: (410) 620-5709  Alternate Tel: none
Email:  Web: n/a
Nearest Town: Elkton (5 mi.)  Tourist Info: (410) 398-5076

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Marina Services and Boat Supplies
Services - Dock Carts, Security (owners live onsite)  Communication - Mail Package Hold, FedEx, UPS, Express Mail  Supplies - On Site: Ice Block   Under 1 Mile: Propane (Mobil)   3+ Miles: Bait/Tackle (Sarge's Bait Tackle 620-9183, 5 mi.), Ships' Store (Martin Marine Supply 885-2455, 5 mi.)  
Boatyard Services
On Site: Travelift, A/C, Canvas, Props, Launching Ramp, Electrical Repairs, Bottom Cleaning, Refrigeration, Wash/Wax, Hull Repairs, Brightwork, Interior Cleaning, Engine Mechanic - Gas   Yard Rates: $65/hr., Haul & Launch $8.50/ft..(blocking $14/ft.), Power Wash $4.50/ft., Bottom Paint $8.50/ft.,  Storage: In-Water $1.00/ft./day  
Restaurants and Accommodations
On Call: Pizzeria (Domino's 392-3000)   Under 1 Mile: Restaurant (Walsh's Dockside 392-6859, by dinghy)   1-3 Miles: Restaurant (Baker's Restaurant 398-2435, L: $6-15, D: $6-17), (Fair Hill Inn 398-4187, D: $14-28, L, D & Sun Brunch), Motel (Elkton Inn 398-0530, $42-56)   3+ Miles: Restaurant (Bayard House 885-5040, L: $10-18, D: $20-30, 6 mi.), (Bohemia Cafe 885-3066, 6 mi.), (McCooley's Sports Bar & Grill 392-3122, 5 mi.), (Symphony Steak and Sushi 392-8151, 5 mi.), Inn/B&B (Chesapeake City B&B 885-3300,, 6 mi.), Inn/B&B (Elk Forge Inn, Retreat & Spa 392-9007, $90-185, 6 mi.), Motel (Elkton Inn 398-0530,, 5 mi.), Hotel (Hampton Inn 398-7777,, 8 mi.)  
Recreation and Entertainment
On Site: Grills (propane), Picnic Area (umbrellaed), Playground, Video Rental, Park    Near: Boat Rentals (Elk River Outfitters - kayaks, canoes, sunfish - at Locust Point 392-4994), Sightseeing    1-3 Miles: Golf Course (Brantwood 398-8848), Attractions    3+ Miles: Bowling (Cecil Lanes 398-1664, 6 mi.), Fitness Center (Curves 398-9864, 5 mi.), Cinema (8 mi.), Museum (6 mi.)  
Provisioning and General Services
Under 1 Mile: Bank/ATM, Post Office   1-3 Miles: Convenience Store (Brantwood Convenience), Deli (Brantwood Gas & Deli 398-9783), Green Grocer (Dettweiler's Produce Stand), Liquor Store (Brantwood Discount Liquor 392-4295), Barber, Shops   3+ Miles: Bakery (Williams Bakery 996-8888, 5 mi.), Supermarket (Acme 398-4925, Food Lion 620-3664, 5 mi.), Bookstore (Main St. Books 287-2007, 6 mi.), Department Store (K-Mart 398-8000, Walmart 398-1070, 5 mi.), Dry Cleaners (Sun Cleaners 398-7214, 5 mi.), Hardware Store (Ace 398-1111, 6 mi.), Laundry (Bridge St. Laundry 398-2115, 5 mi.), Library (Elkton 996-6269, 7 mi.), Pharmacy (Rite Aid 398-9595, 5 mi.)  
On Call: Airport Svce (Town Car 885-9228), Rental Car (Enterprise 398-0030), Taxi (Elkton Cab 398-1551)   Airport: Phil./Cecil County (47 mi./14 mi.)
Medical Services
911 Service On Call: Ambulance   3+ Miles: Chiropractor (Clifford Chiropratic 620-4322, 6 mi.), Doctor (North Bay Medical 398-8300, 6 mi.), Veterinarian (Benner 885-3700, 6 mi.)  Hospital: Union Hospital 398-4000 (6 mi.)
Setting — Small, shipshape Cove Marina sits at a wide point on the recently dredged Elk's east side; the distant views of the lightly-developed far shore create a sense of away. The primary dock has a generous T-head with wide slips and a few picnic tables that enjoy expansive river views and memorable sunsets. Onshore the ships' store is in a cream-colored, rust-roofed house and other amenities in a tan boat shed.

Marina Notes — Service-oriented, accommodating owners live on-site and take a personal approach to management. While there are taxis available, they are just as likely to lend you a car. (The furry little assistant dockmaster is named Dudley.) The T-head can take up to a 50-footer, and it's catamaran-friendly - the slips off the T-head are very wide. An additional floating dock without power or water and an additional stationary dock provide overflow space for transients, if the need arises. Half-length finger piers with two steps down. There are plans for considerable improvements in '06: two motel rooms and an apartment above the office, all with decks, plus an eatery. The simple, perfectly fine bathhouses each have 2 toilets, 2 sinks and 2 fibergalss shower stalls.

Notable — An attractive deck populated by umbrellaed tables serves as the outdoor boaters' lounge. Propane grills, picnic tables and a casual play gym are nearby, and benches along the bulkhead are perfect for watching the river action. Most services are about 5-6 miles in either Chesapeake City or in Elkton. Across the river, Walsh's Dockside, at Triton Marina, makes a good mealtime destination. Elk River Tours leaves from nearby Locust Point Marina; they offer a 4-hour historical cruise to the "Head of the Elk" (disembarking at Elk Landing) and down to the C&D Canal aboard a 32-foot pontoon boat ($35).
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