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Eastport in Anne Arundel County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Maritime Tradition Lives On

 
 
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Photographed By F. Robby, January 28, 2008
1. The Maritime Tradition Lives On Marker
Inscription.  Prestigious sailboat racing events have made Annapolis famous. But the real reason for Annapolis' reputation as "America's Sailing Capital" is the community of Eastport. There are more marine-related businesses here than anywhere on the East Coast between Newport and Fort Lauderdale.

In the 1970s, the demand for waterfront property threatened to replace the working boatyards and marine services with high-rise condos. In response, the City of Annapolis passed a zoning law to protect and preserve maritime-related activities and businesses. Thanks to this law, Eastport continues to serve sailors and boaters just as it always has.

Text with main photo: Modern sailmakers use ultra high-tech materials like Mylar and Kevlar to produce sails that are exceptionally lightweight and strong.
 
Erected by Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network, Annapolis Maritime Museum, Four Rivers Garden Club.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels.
 
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38° 58.147′ N, 76° 28.705′ W. Marker is in Eastport, Maryland, in Anne Arundel County. Marker is at the intersection of Eastern Avenue and Third Street, on the left when traveling west on Eastern Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Annapolis MD 21403, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Eastport's Soul (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Watermen of Back Creek (about 500 feet away); Bay Workboats (about 500 feet away); Welcome to Eastport (about 500 feet away); Harvesting the Bay (about 500 feet away); Deadrise Defined (about 500 feet away); Cap'n Herbie Sadler (about 600 feet away); Skipjack Lydia D (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Eastport.
 
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Photographed By F. Robby, January 28, 2008
2. Back Creek
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 24, 2008, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 762 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 24, 2008, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.

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