Will my BoatU.S. coverage work if I have an existing problem prior to purchasing coverage? BoatU.S. will not cover a vessel that was disabled prior to purchasing a membership.
Does my coverage include the use of a diver if my propeller or rudder is fouled? BoatU.S. will cover up to $125 of diver cost to untangle a fouled prop or rudder plus the run time for the towboat. Any cost above $125 will be paid by the insured. (BoatU.S. Towing Service Agreement)
Can I use your services if I’m not a BoatU.S. member? Yes. please call us 410-745-3000 for any questions you may have or a free quote over the phone.
What are the bridge clearances, schedules and restrictions for the Eastern Shore?
Miles River Bascule Bridge - Rt 370 Horizontal Clearance 40ft Vertical Clearance 18ft (Closed Position) The draw shall open on signal; except that from November 1 through March 31, 24 hours a day, and from April 1 through October 31, from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m., a six-hour advance notice to the drawtender is required for bridge openings. VHF Ch 13
Wye Island Fixed Bridge - Wye Island Rd Horizontal Clearance 43ft Vertical Clearance 10ft
Kent Narrows Bascule Bridge - Rt 18 Horizontal Clearance 48ft Vertical Clearance 18ft The draw operates as follows: (a) From November 1 through April 30, the draw shall open on signal from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. but need not be opened from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. (b) From May 1 through October 31, the draw shall open on signal on the hour and half-hour from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., but need not be opened from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. (c) The draw shall open on signal for public vessels of the United States, state and local government vessels used for public safety purposes, and vessels in distress. Operational information will be available 24 hours a day by calling 1-800-543-2515. VHF Ch 13
Chester River Bascule Bridge - Rt 213 Horizontal Clearance 60ft Vertical Clearance 12ft (Closed Position) The draw of the S213 Bridge, mile 26.8, at Chestertown, shall open on signal if at least six hours notice is given.
Where do I pump out my holding tanks in your area? Maryland Department of Natural Resources has certified pumpout locations all over the Chesapeake Bay. Here is a list of pumpout locations on the Eastern Shore. Locations ShoreRivers also offers a free pumpout service with its own pumpout vessel servicing the Miles and Wye River. View their Pumpout page HERE.
What is the current health of the Bay on the Eastern Shore? The ShoreRiver Foundation monitors the health of the bay throughout the year. A yearly report card is given for the health of the Bay: Bay Report Card The ShoreRiver Keepers also monitor Bacterial counts at various sites around the Bay. These samples are taken throughout the summer months and the data is immediately uploaded to SwimFinder for public viewing: Swim Finder