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Havre de Grace in Harford County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Susquehanna Lower Ferry

Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail

 
 
Susquehanna Lower Ferry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, April 3, 2013
1. Susquehanna Lower Ferry Marker
Inscription. The taverns and the ferry made Havre de Grace, originally called Susquehanna Lower Ferry, a successful town in the early 19th century. People arrived via the Post Road, the major route of north/south travel in the day, and crossed the Susquehanna River on one of the ferries.

"By several passengers in the stage, which arrived last evening, information is received that about the dawn of day yesterday morning, a considerable number of the enemy came up as high as Havre-de-Grace and commenced the bombardment of that place with shot, shells and rockets."
Baltimore Patriot, May 4, 1813

Taverns provided food, drink, and lodging for travelers as they waited for river conditions to allow passage. Mrs. Sears' Tavern stood near this location and Mr. Mansfield's Tavern was just north. News traveled into town with the passengers on the Post Road, and locals would frequent the taverns to hear the latest happenings in Baltimore and Philadelphia.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail marker series.
 
Location. 39° 33.148′ N, 76° 5.457′ W. Marker is in Havre de Grace, Maryland, in Harford County. Marker is on N. Union Avenue. Click for map. Marker is in David Craig Park south
Susquehanna Lower Ferry Marker on right with Susquehanna River beyond. image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, April 3, 2013
2. Susquehanna Lower Ferry Marker on right with Susquehanna River beyond.
of the Railroad Bridge. Marker is in this post office area: Havre de Grace MD 21078, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Under Attack (a few steps from this marker); The Lock House (within shouting distance of this marker); Susquehanna River Crossing (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Post Road: Susquehanna Lower Ferry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Matilda O'Neill Home (about 500 feet away); Out of the Flames (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rochambeau Plaza (approx. 0.2 miles away); War in the Chesapeake (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Havre de Grace.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceWar of 1812
 
Susquehanna Lower Ferry image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 4, 2013
3. Susquehanna Lower Ferry
Close-up of image on marker
Pastel by Bill Watson
In the Tavern image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 4, 2013
4. In the Tavern
Close-up of image on marker
Pastel by Bill Watson
David R. Craig Park image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 4, 2013
5. David R. Craig Park
This park is named for the County Executive of Harford County.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 506 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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