Baltimore, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
An Active Port for 300 Years
The Port of Baltimore
The Right Location
Baltimore thrived as a port city from the start because of its favorable geographic position. Twelve miles up the Patapsco River from the Chesapeake Bay, Baltimore is 200 miles closer
Along with the perfect location for Baltimore's port, the Chesapeake Bay also offered an abundance of natural resources that stimulated Baltimore's early initiatives in manufacturing and trade. Hardwood for shipbuilding and waterpower for milling and weaving provided the means for sea captains and merchants to sail down the Bay and out to the oceans of the world.
Erected by Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network.
Location. 39° 17.155′ N, 76° 36.595′ W. Marker is in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker is on East Pratt Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Located along the Baltimore Inner Harbor walkway. Marker is in this post office area: Baltimore MD 21202, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Top of the World Observation Level World Trade Center Baltimore Riot Trail (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); USS Constellation (about 300 feet away); The Port of Baltimore (about 300 feet away); Lightship Chesapeake (about 300 feet away); Holocaust Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Discover Baltimore: Four Centuries of Change (approx. 0.2 miles away); Baltimore Turns the Tide (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baltimore.
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Waterways & Vessels •
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