Havre de Grace in Harford County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Nineteenth Century Travel
Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
"(The British) took, plundered, and burnt the small vessels passing from one shore of the bay to the other, belonging to individuals, and loaded entirely with private property. This was their uniform practice."
Conflagration of Havre de Grace, 1817
A Ferry Scene on the Susquehanna at Wright's Ferry near Havre de Grace, ca 1811 by Pavel Petrovich Svinin. Image The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Ferry launches were located just north and south of David Craig Park in Havre de Grace, and near Rodgers Tavern on the Perryville side of the river. When the first railroad bridge was built in 1866, it followed a route similar to what the ferries must have taken across the river.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail marker series.
Location. 39° 33.36′ N, 76° Touch for map. Marker is on the grounds of the Susquehanna Museum at the Lock House. 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. How a Lock Works (within shouting distance of this marker); The Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal (within shouting distance of this marker); The Lafayette Trail (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Lock House (about 300 feet away); Under Attack (approx. ¼ mile away); Susquehanna Lower Ferry (approx. ¼ mile away); Susquehanna River Crossing (approx. ¼ mile away); Old Post Road: Susquehanna Lower Ferry (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Havre de Grace.
Categories. • Roads & Vehicles • War of 1812 • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 4, 2013, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 431 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 4, 2013, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.