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Locust Point in Baltimore, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Locust Point Immigration Depot

Baltimore Immigration Memorial Site

 
 
Locust Point Immigration Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, March 15, 2019
1. Locust Point Immigration Depot Marker
Inscription.  Over 1.2 million European immigrants disembarked near this site, on piers six through nine, as part of the "Great Wave" immigration period from 1868 to 1914. The majority of these immigrants came on ships of the North German Lloyd Steamship Company, from the German ports of Bremeraven / Bremen; others came from Hamburg, Germany and Liverpool, England.

Here they took their first step on American soil.

Many continued their journey for destinations further west by boarding Baltimore & Ohio Company trains which were waiting immediately adjacent to the piers.

These immigrants brought with them their traditions, histories, and skills that left a lasting impression of our city and our country, just as the American experience changed their lives and the lives of their descendants forever.
 
Erected by City of Baltimore; Baltimore Immigration Memorial, Inc., Sponsor.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels
The Baltimore Immigration Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, March 15, 2019
2. The Baltimore Immigration Memorial
. In addition, it is included in the Maryland, Baltimore City historical markers series list.
 
Location. 39° 16.519′ N, 76° 35.429′ W. Marker is in Locust Point in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker is on North Haubert Street north of Key Highway East, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Baltimore MD 21230, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Baltimore Immigration History (a few steps from this marker); The Black Shipbuilders of the Chesapeake Bay (approx. 0.4 miles away); 931 Fell Street (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Marine Railway (approx. 0.4 miles away); Frederick Douglass Sculpture (approx. 0.4 miles away); Frederick Douglas-Isaac Myers Maritime Park and Museum (approx. 0.4 miles away); Archaeological Remains (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Hankin Healthy Harbor Walking Tour (approx. 0.4 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 16, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 92 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 16, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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