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

The Maritime Tradition Lives On

 
 
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By F. Robby, January 28, 2008
1. The Maritime Tradition Lives On Marker
Inscription. Prestigious sailboat racing events have made Annapolis famous. But the real reason for Annapolis' reputation as "America's Sailing Capital" is the community of Eastport. There are more marine-related businesses here than anywhere on the East Coast between Newport and Fort Lauderdale.

In the 1970s, the demand for waterfront property threatened to replace the working boatyards and marine services with high-rise condos. In response, the City of Annapolis passed a zoning law to protect and preserve maritime-related activities and businesses. Thanks to this law, Eastport continues to serve sailors and boaters just as it always has.

Text with main photo: Modern sailmakers use ultra high-tech materials like Mylar and Kevlar to produce sails that are exceptionally lightweight and strong.
 
Erected by Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network, Annapolis Maritime Museum, Four Rivers Garden Club.
 
Location. 38° 58.147′ N, 76° 28.705′ W. Marker is in Eastport, Maryland, in Anne Arundel County. Marker is at the intersection of Eastern Avenue and Third Street, on the left when traveling west on Eastern Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Annapolis MD 21403, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
Back Creek image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, January 28, 2008
2. Back Creek
markers are within walking distance of this marker. Eastport's Soul ( about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Watermen of Back Creek ( about 500 feet away); Welcome to Eastport ( about 500 feet away); Three Great Boat Yards, One Location ( approx. 0.3 miles away); The Glass Works ( approx. 0.3 miles away); Murphy's Row ( approx. 0.3 miles away); The Fort at Horn Point ( approx. 0.3 miles away); Eastport's Oldest House ( approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Eastport.
 
Categories. 20th CenturyIndustry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 24, 2008, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 655 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 24, 2008, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.
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