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Fells Point

 
 
Fells Point Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, September 9, 2007
1. Fells Point Marker
Inscription. A colonial maritime community established 1726 by William Fell, shipbuilder of Lancashire, England. In this area were built more than six hundred ships from the colonial era through the Civil War. Birthplace of the U.S. Frigate “Constellation” and home port of the famous Baltimore clippers.
 
Erected by Maryland State Society Daughters of the American Colonists.
 
Location. 39° 16.918′ N, 76° 35.579′ W. Marker is in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker is at the intersection of Thames Street and Broadway, on the left when traveling east on Thames Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Baltimore MD 21231, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Chesapeake Campaign & The War of 1812 (a few steps from this marker); On Thursday, September 18, 2003 (within shouting distance of this marker); In This Building From 1992 - 1999 (within shouting distance of this marker); War in the Chesapeake (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); “Baltimore must be tamed…” (about 300 feet away); The Robert Long House
Fells Point Harbor image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, September 9, 2007
2. Fells Point Harbor
(about 500 feet away); St. Stanislaus Kostka Church (about 600 feet away); The Black Shipbuilders of the Chesapeake Bay (approx. 0.2 miles away); Frederick Douglass (approx. 0.2 miles away); Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park and Museum (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baltimore.
 
Categories. Civil RightsNotable PersonsWar, US CivilWaterways & Vessels
 
Businesses on Broadway in Fells Point image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, September 9, 2007
3. Businesses on Broadway in Fells Point
Most of the buildings are over 200 years old.
Fells Point at night image. Click for full size.
By R. C.
4. Fells Point at night
Fells Point Alley (Many a drunken sailor made his way down this path) image. Click for full size.
By R. C.
5. Fells Point Alley (Many a drunken sailor made his way down this path)
Fells Point was severely flooded during hurricane Isabel Sept. 18, 2003 image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, September 9, 2007
6. Fells Point was severely flooded during hurricane Isabel Sept. 18, 2003
WWII Liberty Ship: S.S. <i>John W. Brown</i> at the Broadway Pier in Fells Point image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, October 7, 2012
7. WWII Liberty Ship: S.S. John W. Brown at the Broadway Pier in Fells Point
- constructed in Baltimore (1942) and homeported as a seagoing museum ship at the Clinton Street Pier (north of Fells Point) since her restoration in 1980. She is one of just two surviving "Liberties": the other being the S.S. Jeremiah Johnson, homeported in San Francisco, California
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 10, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,553 times since then and 75 times this year. Last updated on September 15, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 10, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   4, 5. submitted on April 26, 2010, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey.   6. submitted on September 10, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   7. submitted on October 10, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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