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Fort Howard in Baltimore County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Searchlight Power House

 
 
Searchlight Power House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By F. Robby, September 10, 2013
1. Searchlight Power House Marker
Inscription.  This building originally contained the electrical generating and power distribution equipment for the fort's searchlights, used for night illumination of the river.
 
Erected 1981 by Patapsco Neck Bicentennial Committee.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Forts and Castles.
 
Location. 39° 11.781′ N, 76° 26.592′ W. Marker is in Fort Howard, Maryland, in Baltimore County. Marker can be reached from Fort Howard Park Road, 0.6 miles south of North Point Road (Old Maryland Route 20). Marker is about 1000 feet southwest of the parking lot, along the paved walk and turning right. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Howard MD 21052, 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. Battery Nicholson (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Howard (about 600 feet away); Power House (about 700 feet away); Battery Clagett (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Fort Howard (approx. 0.3 miles
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away); North Point Beachhead (approx. half a mile away); The Landing (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Rebirth of a Maryland Historical Treasure (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Howard.
 
Searchlight Power House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By F. Robby, September 10, 2013
2. Searchlight Power House
Battery Stricker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By F. Robby, September 10, 2013
3. Battery Stricker
The Searchlight Power House (on the right) is directly behind Battery Stricker (on the left).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 15, 2013, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 368 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 15, 2013, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.

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