Water Power: Baltimore's Economic Engine
Jones Falls Trail and the Seven Foot Knoll Lighthouse
Seven Foot Knoll Lighthouse
For 133 years, the Seven Foot Knoll Lighthouse and its beacon provided a safe guide for sailors at the mouth of the Patapsco River, 12 miles downstream from Baltimoreís Inner Harbor. The innovative design of screwpile lighthouses made them easier and faster to build
With access to worldwide distribution via the Chesapeake Bay, by 1827 Baltimore was the nationís largest exporter of flour, ground by dozens of mills along the Jones Falls. In addition, by 1840, textile mills in the Jones Falls valley produced 80% of the nationís cotton duck, or sail cloth.
Location. 39° 17.106′ N, 76° 36.252′ W. Marker is in Baltimore, Maryland, in Baltimore County. Marker is at the intersection of Eastern Avenue and East Falls Avenue on Eastern Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is on the Inner Harbor walkway. Marker is in this post office area: Essex MD 21221, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Christopher Columbus Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Baltimore Public Works Museum (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Baltimore Riot Trail (about 300 feet away); The Coast Guard Cutter Taney (about 600 feet away); Seven-Foot Knoll Lighthouse (about 600 feet away); Living Classrooms Foundation (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Baltimore Riot Trail (about 600 feet away); President Street Station (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baltimore.
Categories. • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 8, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 322 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 8, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.