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If we only loved water as much as the waterfront
If we only loved water as much as the waterfront

Two years ago, during bicentennial commemorations for the War of 1812, I was struck by how important the waterfront is to Baltimore. That might seem like an odd thing for a Baltimorean to say, but unless you own waterfront property, work near it or regularly take visitors to see it, you take it for granted. Next thing you know, there's some huge event at the Inner Harbor, and you're awed, along with all the other tourists, by the coolness that is the Baltimore waterfront. The Star-Spangled Sailabration was such a glorious event — with thousands of visitors enjoying fine mid-June weather, tall ships and Blue Angels — that it even impressed Baltimore's numerous...

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