Port of Baltimore
Gwynns Falls Trail
Whether the city of Baltimore was located by accident or design,…(it is) the best of any Atlantic cities for residence, commerce, trade, and manufacture.
J. Thomas Scharf, 1881.
(Inscription above the image in the lower left) Baltimore Harbor from Light Street, 1895.
(Inscription above the image in the upper right)
Steamboats and horse-drawn wagons line up to transfer goods at the Light Street
Erected by Gwynns Falls Trail Council/A Project of the Parks & People Foundation.
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Railroads & Streetcars • Roads & Vehicles • Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1729.
Location. 39° 16.894′ N, 76° 36.672′ W. Marker is in Inner Harbor in Baltimore, Maryland. Memorial is on Key Highway. 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. The Olmsted Legacy (here, next to this marker); United States Merchant Seamen Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Baltimore’s Part in Saving the Bay (within shouting distance of this marker); Generating Electricity from the Sun (within shouting distance of this marker); A History of Firsts in Baltimore (within shouting distance of this marker); Pride of Baltimore (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Great Baltimore Fire (about 600 feet away); Admiral Guillermo Brown (about 700 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 23, 2017, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 236 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 23, 2017, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.