Eastport in Anne Arundel County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Glass Works
Eastport had access to three things a glass company needed: sand, water, and skilled workers. Sand arrived on barges floated down the Severn River. Workers melted the sand in large, brick furnaces to form molten glass. Glass blowers blew the molten glass into molds and then cooled the bottles in ovens. The finished products were then delivered to market by horse-drawn carts.
Text with upper-left photo: This print, provided by the Corning Glass Museum, depicts a typical nineteenth-century glass factory.
Erected by Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network, Annapolis Maritime Museum, Four Rivers Garden Club.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1885.
Location. 38° 58.374′ N, 76° 28.829′ W. Marker is in Eastport, Maryland, 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. Three Great Boat Yards, One Location (within shouting distance of this marker); Eastport's Oldest House (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Murphy's Row (about 500 feet away); The Start of Something Big (about 800 feet away); Arnold C. Gay (approx. 0.2 miles away); Eastport's Old "Main Street" (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Tale of Three Bridges (approx. 0.2 miles away); Eastport's Soul (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Eastport.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 2, 2008, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,187 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 2, 2008, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.