Southwest in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
In 1848, in the largest recorded escape attempt by slaves in US history, 77 men, women, and children attempted to flee on the 65-foot schooner Pearl, but were recaptured due to opposing winds.
Location. 38° 52.689′ N, 77° 1.425′ W. Marker is in Southwest, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is at the intersection of Wharf Street SW and 7th Street SW on Wharf Street SW. Touch for map. Marker is embedded in the sidewalk. Marker is at or near this postal address: 800 Wharf Street SW, Washington DC 20024, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. District Morgue (within shouting distance of this marker); Lewis Jefferson (within shouting distance of this marker); Escape from Slavery (was within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported missing. ); Thurgood Marshall (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Historic Water Street (about 300 feet away); Hogate's Rum Bun (about 400 feet away); Capital Yacht Club (about 400 feet away); Denvel D. Adams (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Southwest.
Also see . . .
1. Edmonson Sisters. (Submitted on January 12, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.)
2. Pearl Incident. (Submitted on January 12, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.)
Categories. • Abolition & Underground RR • African Americans • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on February 6, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 8, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 77 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 8, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.