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Maryland Recreational Boating Ban Lifted


On Wednesday afternoon Maryland Governor Larry Hogan lifted the ban on recreational boating that had caused his state’s boaters to champ at the bit for more than a month.

As of yesterday morning, going for a sail, cruise or fishing for sport is allowed again. During the ban, only fishing for sustenance and paddlesports—which were considered essential exercise—had been allowed.

Maryland was the last state to lift its restriction on recreational boating to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, but social distancing guidelines are still in effect.

You can read more about it in Chesapeake Bay Magazine.



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