Rock Hall in Kent County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
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.
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 crow flies. A Diversion (approx. 0.4 miles away); Right Place, Right Time (approx. 0.7 miles away); Attracted By Bounty 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.
Categories. • Settlements & Settlers • War, World I • Waterways & Vessels •
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 25, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 24, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 49 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 24, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.