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Racine's Underground Railroad Maritime Link

 
 
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By Lugnuts
1. Racine's Underground Railroad Maritime Link Marker
Inscription.  In the mid-1800s, fugitive slaves traveled to Racine, hid in local sanctuaries, and embarked on the maritime connection of the Underground Railroad. Ships of abolition-friendly Great Lakes captains took them to Canadian ports and their freedom. The best known fugitive was Joshua Glover, who found safety in the Racine harbor warehouse of Achas P. Dutton in early April 1854. Dutton himself conducted more than a hundred fugitives in over 20 years. This marker commemorates those fugitive slaves who are known, and those whose stories remain forever untold.

Designated June 10, 2005

National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom


 
Erected 2005.
 
Location. 42° 43.992′ N, 87° 46.726′ W. Marker is in Racine, Wisconsin, in Racine County. Marker can be reached from Lake Michigan Pathway. On a point overlooking Racine Harbor, accessible only by pedestrian walkway. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2 Gaslight Point Pile Wall, Racine WI 53403, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Racine Harbor (approx. 0.4 miles away); Civil War Memorial

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By Lugnuts, June 4, 2019
2. Racine's Underground Railroad Maritime Link Marker
(approx. half a mile away); Racine, Wisconsin (approx. half a mile away); Jerome Increase Case / Mascot and Trademark (approx. half a mile away); Joshua Glover Commemorative Marker (approx. half a mile away); Racine County Historical Museum (approx. half a mile away); Gilbert Knapp Park (approx. 0.7 miles away); Engine House No. 3 (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Racine.
 
Additional keywords. maritime
 
Categories. Abolition & Underground RRAfrican Americans
 
Racine's Underground Railroad Maritime Link Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lugnuts, June 4, 2019
3. Racine's Underground Railroad Maritime Link Marker
"Two Hundred Dollar Reward" - advertisement for the return of Joshua Gover <i>(click to enlarge)</i> image. Click for full size.
St. Louis Missouri Republican (newspaper) (image courtesy of the Wisconsin Historical Society)
4. "Two Hundred Dollar Reward" - advertisement for the return of Joshua Gover (click to enlarge)
"When Joshua Glover escaped from slavery in Missouri in the spring of 1852, his owner, Bennami Garland, placed this advertisement in the St. Louis Missouri Republican. Glover made his way secretly to Wisconsin via the underground railroad, where Garland pursued and ultimately arrested him almost two years later, in Racine." - Wisconsin Historical Society
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 6, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 5, 2019, by Lugnuts of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 53 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 5, 2019, by Lugnuts of Germantown, Wisconsin.   4. submitted on June 6, 2019. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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