A History of Firsts in Baltimore
The Baltimore Museum of Industry
The hands-on museum displays Baltimore’s major industries over 100 years in shipping, printing, garments, machining, broadcasting, food canning, and even a corner pharmacy. Just outside you can visit the coal-fired S.S. Baltimore, the only operating steam tugboat on the East Coast and a National Historic Landmark, once used to guide larger commercial vessels in and out of port and into the Chesapeake Bay.
(Inscription beside the image in the upper center)
Canning the Bay’s Bounty
The Baltimore Museum of Industry is located in the original 130 old old Plant Oyster building,
Although the Chesapeake Bay will produce about 500 million pounds of seafood each year, the Bay’s oyster population has declined dramatically since the late 1970s, due to a combination of over harvesting, disease, and pollution. Today the local oyster population’s at about 2 percent of historic levels.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1729.
Location. 39° 16.927′ N, 76° 36.703′ W. Marker is in Inner Harbor in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker is on Light Street. The marker is located in the Baltimore Inner Harbor boardwalk not far from the Science Center. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Baltimore MD 21202, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Baltimore’s Part in Saving the Bay (within shouting distance of this marker); United States Merchant Seamen Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); The Olmsted Legacy (within shouting distance of this marker); Port of Baltimore (within shouting distance of this marker); Pride of Baltimore (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Generating Electricity from the Sun (about The Great Baltimore Fire (about 400 feet away); Admiral Guillermo Brown (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Inner Harbor.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 22, 2017, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 287 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 22, 2017, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.