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Southwest Waterfront in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Pearl

 
 
The Pearl Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, January 8, 2018
1. The Pearl Marker
Inscription.  In 1848, in the largest recorded escape attempt by slaves in US history, 77 men, women, and children attempted to flee on the 65-foot schooner Pearl, but were recaptured due to opposing winds.
 
Erected 2017.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Abolition & Underground RRAfrican AmericansWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1848.
 
Location. 38° 52.689′ N, 77° 1.425′ W. Marker is in Southwest Waterfront in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker is at the intersection of Wharf Street Southwest and 7th Street Southwest, on the right when traveling west on Wharf Street Southwest. Marker is embedded in the sidewalk. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 800 Wharf Street Southwest, Washington DC 20024, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. District Morgue (within shouting distance of this marker); Lewis Jefferson (within shouting distance of this marker); Thurgood Marshall (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Historic Water Street (about 300 feet away); Hogate's Rum Bun
The Pearl Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, January 8, 2018
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(about 400 feet away); Capital Yacht Club (about 400 feet away); Denvel D. Adams (about 400 feet away); Stone from First Baptist Church in America (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Southwest Waterfront.
 
Also see . . .
1. Edmonson Sisters. (Submitted on January 12, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.)
2. Pearl Incident. (Submitted on January 12, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.)
3. Troubled Waters, by R.J. Phillips Band (Soundcloud, audio-only, 5 mins.). Musical tribute to Emily and Mary Edmonson, commemorating the Pearl Incident. (Submitted on April 16, 2019, by Joseph DeFilippo of Owings Mills, Maryland.) 
 
Sign for an event regarding the Pearl Incident image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, April 16, 2021
3. Sign for an event regarding the Pearl Incident
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 16, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 8, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 288 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 8, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   3. submitted on April 16, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Jun. 30, 2022