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4th of July Cruise

Join HSA1 for a series of cruises and rafts on the Choptank River and follow the fireworks at St. Michaels and Oxford

Join one or all of the rafts!

Saturday July 1 - Fireworks at St. Michaels - Land and sea event.  Two rafts: One off of St. Michaels and one in San Domingo Creek.  If you come by land or to the San Domingo you can take the water taxi out to the St. Michaels HSA1 Raft-up for happy hour on the north side at 5pm. You can see the fireworks from the water or you can see them from the Maritime Museum and enjoy band music ($10).  You can catch the water taxi from the end of Mulberry Street or at the Crab Claw Restaurant by the museum.  Contact Captains Mike and Sharon Crothers on Channel 78 or call at 704-691-5630 for the raft location and to guide the water taxi.  On San Domingo Creek, contact Captains Carl and Sue Reitz on Channel 78.  
Please note, we are looking for someone to help Mike on the south side of St. Michaels in organizing the rafts.
Sunday July 2 – Depart St. Michaels for a cruise further up the Choptank.  Raft up at Trippe Creek which is up the Tred Avon River past Oxford for a 4pm Happy Hour and an American History Trivia Contest.  Contact Captains Mike and Sharon Crothers on Channel 78 or call at 704-691-5630 for rafting instructions.

Monday July 3 - Move the raft to Oxford either on the Strand or in Plain Dealing Creek and enjoy the day in Oxford, take a Ferry Ride, lunch at Schooners Restaurant (410-226-0160), happy hour on the raft at 5pm and enjoy the fireworks show at dusk.  If you drive call one of us and we can come in and pick you up at the ferry landing.  You can reach the Raft Captains, Mike and Sharon Crothers at 704-691-5630or on channel 78.

Tuesday July 4 - Sail home or you can continue on up the Choptank for Fireworks in Cambridge.  Anchoring off of Cambridge is difficult, so you may want to make a reservation at the Cambridge public marina 410-228-4031 or on the web:


  1.  Please RSVP to the Raft Captain, Mike and Sharon Crothers at  Indicate which days you plan to attend.  If you are going to St. Michaels, let us know if you will be on the north or the south side.
  2. For the cocktail parties, BYOB and a snack to share.
  3. Dinner in on your own for each night.
Earlier Event: June 9
Commodore Party - Cookout / Raft
Later Event: July 22
St. Michaels raft