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Havre de Grace in Harford County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Did You Know?

Concord Point Light Keeper’s House and Property 1827-1920

 
 
Did You Know? Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 22, 2019
1. Did You Know? Marker
Inscription.  This area has always been susceptible to flooding. Several times throughout the year, the entire property would have been under water. There are reports of light keepers taking a boat from the house to the lighthouse in order to light the lamps.

Raised wooden walkways similar to these you are standing on now were installed in order to reach the outbuildings during these floods, including a privy located on the west side of the property. The walkways were added sometime between 1884 and 1890.

A fence was first constructed around the grounds in 1828. The four rail fence seen in most of the photos was added sometime after the outbuildings were built and probably before 1890. The fence is re-constructed here to illustrate how the property would have looked.
 
Erected by Maryland Heritage Area Authority.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings.
 
Location. 39° 32.461′ N, 76° 5.128′ W. Marker is in Havre de Grace, Maryland, in Harford County. Marker is on Concord Street.

Keeper's House Museum building image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, December 4, 2011
2. Keeper's House Museum building
The marker is on the grounds of the Concord Point Light Keeper's House and Property. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 700 Concord Street, Havre de Grace MD 21078, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Adding On (a few steps from this marker); Hero's Reward (within shouting distance of this marker); Havre de Grace (within shouting distance of this marker); Dangerous Waters (within shouting distance of this marker); The Concord Point Light Keeper’s House and Property (within shouting distance of this marker); Concord Point Lighthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Keeper of the Light (within shouting distance of this marker); Concord Point Light Station (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Havre de Grace.
 
Concord Point Light-Distant photo image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 22, 2019
3. Concord Point Light-Distant photo
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 31, 2019, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 118 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 31, 2019, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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