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

Old Fashioned Anchors

 
 
Old Fashioned Anchors Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 23, 2016
1. Old Fashioned Anchors Marker
Inscription.  These anchors known as “Old Fashioned” anchors were made for our Navy’s first armored cruiser “New York” the flagship of Rear Admiral William T. Sampson during the Spanish-American War and weigh approximately 10,500 lbs.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, Spanish-AmericanWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 38° 58.924′ N, 76° 29.168′ W. Marker is in Annapolis, Maryland, in Anne Arundel County. Marker is on Blake Road. This marker is on the right side of the entrance walkway to the US Naval Academy Chapel. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Annapolis MD 21401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Commander William Lewis Herndon (within shouting distance of this marker); Zimmerman Bandstand (within shouting distance of this marker); Spanish 18-Pounder (within shouting distance of this marker); San Cayetano (within shouting distance of this marker); One Hundredth Anniversary of the U.S. Naval Academy (within shouting distance
Old Fashioned Anchors-right side image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 23, 2016
2. Old Fashioned Anchors-right side
The US Naval Chapel is in the background
of this marker); On this spot (within shouting distance of this marker); Joseph Nicholson Home Site and Bandstand (within shouting distance of this marker); Peggy Stewart House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Annapolis.
 
Old Fashioned Anchors-Left side image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 23, 2016
3. Old Fashioned Anchors-Left side
U.S. Naval Academy Chapel image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 23, 2016
4. U.S. Naval Academy Chapel
This is a distant shot showing both anchors on each side of the entrance walkway
John Paul Jones Crypt image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, March 27, 1999
5. John Paul Jones Crypt
His crypt is in the basement of the U.S. Naval Academy Chapel
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 21, 2017. It was originally submitted on August 28, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 194 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 28, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland.   5. submitted on September 9, 2017, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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