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

Steamboat Landing

 
 
Steamboat Landing Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Christopher Busta-Peck, March 13, 2008
1. Steamboat Landing Marker
Inscription.  One hundred years ago, Steamboat Landing was the hub of the community. The vessels that docked there linked Galesville to the world. Immigrants and vacationers arrived, while farm produce and seafood were shipped out to Baltimore and other ports.

"Emma Giles - the very name conjures up memories of the hustle, bustle and romance of a time when the steamboat played such a vital part in this area's growth. Whenever she docked, everyone raced down to see her and watch with fascination as the passengers alighted and the freight was placed on board."
Jean Sieger Trott, Galesville native.

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Steamboat Landing, 1920

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The steamboat Emma Giles
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1920.
 
Location. 38° 50.614′ N, 76° 32.504′ W. Marker is in Galesville, Maryland, in Anne Arundel County. Marker can be reached from Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 988 Main Street, Galesville MD 20765, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
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markers are within walking distance of this marker. Where Land Meets Water (a few steps from this marker); Native Plants (a few steps from this marker); Welcome to Galesville (a few steps from this marker); Carrie Weedon House (a few steps from this marker); Valuable Wetlands (within shouting distance of this marker); William Penn (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Women of Hartge Yacht Yard (1934-2006) (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Galesville.
 
Steamboat Landing Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Christopher Busta-Peck
2. Steamboat Landing Marker
Boardwalk with markers image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Christopher Busta-Peck
3. Boardwalk with markers
Carrie Weedon house is in the background.
Steamboat Landing image. Click for full size.
Photographed By F. Robby, July 28, 2009
4. Steamboat Landing
This pier at the south end of Riverside Drive, about 3 tenths of a mile East of the museum and Steamboat Landing marker, is where the Emma Giles and other steamboats docked at Galesville. The building on the pier today is the Steamboat Landing Restaurant.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 14, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,736 times since then and 82 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 14, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.   4. submitted on September 5, 2009, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.

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