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

Anchors

Maritime Museum

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, August 23, 2019
1. Anchors Marker
Inscription.  An anchor is used to hold a boat or other floating object in position, and prevent it from drifting. Ancient anchors were simply a heavy rock dropped into the water at the end of a rope tied to the boat. Since the 19th century, anchors have been made of iron or steel, and shaped in various ways to hook into the bottom with a broad blade, called a fluke. These anchors are typical of ones used on sailing scows and skipjacks one hundred years ago.
 
Erected by The Havre de Grace Maritime Museum.
 
Location. 39° 32.436′ N, 76° 5.185′ W. Marker is in Havre de Grace, Maryland, in Harford County. Marker is at the intersection of Lafayette Street and Young Street, on the right when traveling east on Lafayette Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 Lafayette 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. Pensell Propeller (a few steps from this marker); Aids to Navigation Fog Bell (a few steps from this marker); Nun Buoy (within shouting distance of this marker); The Boyer Family Shad Shack
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By Devry Becker Jones, August 23, 2019
2. Anchors Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); A Perfect Location (within shouting distance of this marker); Hero's Reward (within shouting distance of this marker); Adding On (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Crucial Connection (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Havre de Grace.
 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 23, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 23, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 92 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 23, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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