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. Lewis Jefferson (within shouting distance of this marker); Escape from Slavery (within shouting distance of this marker); 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); All Aboard! (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Southwest.
Categories. • Abolition & Underground RR • African Americans • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on January 16, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 8, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 49 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 8, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.