The Dockshare Blog

Make the Most of Fall Boating

Boating is traditionally thought of during the warm summer months with swimming, waterskiing and other water sports, however, there is something special about fall boating. As summer comes to a close and your children head back to school, why not extend the boating season into autumn and enjoy the crisp cooler days on the boat? There’s no better place or time of year to indulge in the fall foliage as the leaves start to change color.

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Dockshare’s Guide to Being the Best Guest

Being a guest to someone’s home, property, or dock is a special privilege. It is the guest’s duty to be respectful and responsible. Using the suggested etiquette rules and tips will make the docking experience a smooth partnering transaction for all parties involved.

As an organization with a mission to make the water accessible to everyone, we want all our members to be courteous hosts and guests, so that dock owners continue to say Be Our Guest to boaters. Visit our blog next month for Part 2 of Being a Great Guest where we’ll share our team members’ favorite host gifts.

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How to Keep Our Waterways Clean, Safe, and Beautiful

The Dockshare team and our members love the water; therefore, it’s our daily goal to keep those waterways clean, safe, and beautiful. As a Baltimore-based organization residing along the Chesapeake Bay, Dockshare takes water quality seriously. Water pollution and runoff are two of the most ecological threats we face with our waterways. According to the most recent surveys on national water quality from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, nearly half of our rivers and streams and more than one-third of our lakes are polluted and unfit for swimming, fishing, and drinking.

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Keeping Your Furry Friends Safe on the Water

What’s more fun than boating on a beautiful summer day? What about bringing your furry friends along for the ride!
We love to see a happy puppy with the wind in their ears and a smile on their face. Though it can be loads of fun to have your pal with you on the boat, it’s important to take necessary precautions to make sure your pup is happy and safe. Check out our canine safety precaution tips below:

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5 Boating Facts That May Surprise You

Boating has been around for approximately 8,000 years, and as you can imagine there are some fascinating boating facts floating around! From the Stone Age dugouts to today’s tight knit boating community, life on the water is full of surprising moments. Check out a few of our favorite fun facts from all those years in between.

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