“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

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

Did you Know?

Did you Know? Marker image. Click for full size.
By Carl Gordon Moore Jr., December 29, 2020
1. Did you Know? Marker
Inscription.  Prior to the building of the Conowingo Dam in 1928, this area flooded every spring when the snow melted. Light keepers used a boat to go from the house to the lighthouse in order to light the lamps.

Raised wooden walkways were constructed between 1884 and 1890 to reach the outbuildings, including a privy located on the west side of the property. The first privy, built in 1827, included these building instructions, "Also an outhouse or privy at a convenient distance from the dwelling of stone or brick five feet by five feet in the clear, with a well at least eight feet deep, walled up with stone or brick; the roof to be well shingled."

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Ice Gorges surrounding the ligh[th]ouse and Keeper's House, 1904
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Famous Concord Lighthouse at Havre de Grace was an island Friday during the flood
1972 Hurrican[e] Agnes Flooding. After the Conowingo Dam was constructed, flooding only occurs during extreme storms. Keeper's House is at left with sign for the restaurant.
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Concord Lighthouse and Boat Club during high water, Havre de Grace,
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1910 image of Keeper's House during a yearly flood.
Maryland Heritage Areas Authority
Erected by Friends of Concord Point Lighthouse, Havre de Grace, MD.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings.
Location. 39° 32.445′ N, 76° 5.139′ W. Marker is in Havre de Grace, Maryland, in Harford County. Marker is on Lafayette Street, on the right when traveling west. Marker is on Lafayette Street just west of Post U.S. Lighthouse Service plaque. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. Post U.S. Lighthouse Service Use (here, next to this marker); Adding On (here, next to this marker); Hero's Reward (a few steps from this marker); The Keepers (a few steps from this marker); Concord Point Lighthouse Grounds (a few steps from this marker); Keeper's House (within shouting distance of this marker); Keeper of the Light (within shouting distance of this marker); Havre de Grace (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Havre de Grace.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 21, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 30, 2020, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. This page has been viewed 44 times since then and 43 times this year. Last updated on January 18, 2021, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photo   1. submitted on December 30, 2020, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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