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Havre de Grace in Harford County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Principio Destroyed

Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail

 
 
Principio Destroyed Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, April 3, 2013
1. Principio Destroyed Marker
Inscription. A target of the British during the War of 1812, Principio Iron Foundry was destroyed on May 3, 1813. the foundry, located on the Northeast River was owned by Samuel Hughes and had a contract with the U.S. Navy.

In this raid Hughes' losses included five 24-pound cannon in a battery meant to protect the ironworks and twenty-eight 32-pounders ready to be shipped. He never financially recovered.

Painting
The same day the British invaded Havre de Grace, they destroyed Principio Iron Foundry
Gerry Embleton, Courtesy of the National Park Service
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail marker series.
 
Location. 39° 32.421′ N, 76° 5.09′ W. Marker is in Havre de Grace, Maryland, in Harford County. Marker can be reached from Commerce Street. Touch for map. Marker is near the Concord Point Lighthouse on the Havre de Grace Promenade. Marker is in this post office area: Havre de Grace MD 21078, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. President William J. Clinton (a few steps from this marker); British Landing (within shouting distance of this marker); Susquehanna River/Chesapeake Bay (within
Principio Destroyed Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, April 3, 2013
2. Principio Destroyed Marker
shouting distance of this marker); John O'Neill (within shouting distance of this marker); Concord Point Lighthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Keeper of the Light (within shouting distance of this marker); Havre de Grace (within shouting distance of this marker); Dangerous Waters (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Havre de Grace.
 
Categories. War of 1812
 
Location of Principio Foundry image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, April 3, 2013
3. Location of Principio Foundry
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 5, 2013, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 310 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 5, 2013, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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