Some of the best rock bands of the 1970s recorded at Blue Seas Recording Studios, until it sank, under mysterious circumstances, into the harbor.
It’s not every day you see a guitar floating in the Inner Harbor.
But on Christmas Day 1977, a Martin D-28 guitar drifted past Pier 4, along with reels of audiotape, microphones, speaker monitors, a recording console, and a 1906 Steinway grand piano.
As the items scattered, an old barge lay almost fully submerged near its moorings at the pier, not far from where the Hard Rock Cafe stands today. As unlikely as it sounds, the musical equipment floated out of the barge, which had been converted into a high-end recording studio called Blue Seas.