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Rock Hall in Kent County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Gratitude

 
 
Gratitude Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, August 24, 2019
1. Gratitude Marker
Inscription.  The village was named for the steamboat Gratitude, which from 1888 to 1914 made regular stops here and in Centreville from the Light Street Piers in Baltimore. Before the advent of motor transport, steamboats opened remote towns to commerce, carrying passengers and Bay produce to urban markets. Sold in 1914 to a Virginia company, Gratitude ran excursions until pressed into service as a support ship for the U.S. Navy during World War I. Sold to a Cuban owner in 1926. The 150-year era of bay steamers ended in 1962.
 
Erected by Maryland Historical Trust, Maryland State Highway Administration.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & SettlersWar, World IWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 39° 8.445′ N, 76° 15.56′ W. Marker is in Rock Hall, Maryland, in Kent County. Marker is on Rock Hall Avenue just east of Beach Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5913 Lawton Avenue, Rock Hall MD 21661, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the
Gratitude Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, August 24, 2019
2. Gratitude Marker
crow flies. A Diversion (approx. 0.4 miles away); Right Place, Right Time (approx. 0.7 miles away); Attracted By Bounty (approx. 0.7 miles away); Bounty Below (approx. ¾ mile away); Rock Hall Landing (approx. one mile away); Captain Lambert Wickes (approx. 1.3 miles away); Stanley B. Vansant Memorial (approx. 1.3 miles away); Rock Hall, Maryland (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rock Hall.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 7, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 24, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 92 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 24, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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