Eastport in Anne Arundel County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Glass Works
Eastport had access to three things a glass company needed: sand, water, and skilled workers. Sand arrived on barges floated down the Severn River. Workers melted the sand in large, brick furnaces to form molten glass. Glass blowers blew the molten glass into molds and then cooled the bottles in ovens. The finished products were then delivered to market by horse-drawn carts.
Text with upper-left photo: This print, provided by the Corning Glass Museum, depicts a typical nineteenth-century glass factory.
Erected by Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network, Annapolis Maritime Museum, Four Rivers Garden Club.
Location. 38° 58.374′ N, 76° 28.829′ W. Marker is in Eastport, Maryland, in Anne Arundel County. Marker is at the intersection of Severn Avenue and Second Street, on the left when traveling east on Severn Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is attached to building at northeast corner of intersection. Marker is in this post office area: Annapolis MD 21403, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Three Great Boat Yards, One Location (within shouting distance of this marker); Eastport's Oldest House (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Murphy's Row (about 500 feet away); The Start of Something Big (about 800 feet away); Arnold C. Gay (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Tale of Three Bridges (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Fort at Horn Point (approx. 0.2 miles away); Eastport's Soul (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Eastport.
Categories. • Industry & Commerce •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 2, 2008, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,017 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 2, 2008, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.