It was a windy night in January, with temperatures in the mid-30s in the Fells Point neighborhood of Baltimore City. But despite the cold, about a dozen people were bundled up and standing on a pier with ropes and magnets in hand.
It was time to magnet fish.
The concept is simple: Tie a high-powered magnet to a rope and chuck it into the water, then slowly pull it back and see what kinds of metal objects come up.
The Baltimore Banner and WYPR have a joint operating agreement that allows the nonprofit organizations to work collaboratively to deliver quality journalism across the region. To learn more about the partnership, click here.
The headline on this story was updated to say people have been fishing metal out of the Patapsco River with magnets.