Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
—War of 1812 —
Parker’s squadron was still anchored off Rock Hall August 25 when the fierce storm that doused the smoldering Capitol Building and White House wreaked across the Bay. The British lost a supply of weapons when the vessel Mary capsized at Swan Point.
“The enemy passed…(Rock Hall) early in the morning up the bay, and proceeded above Pool’s Island, where they…sent their barge out in all directions, both in the Western and Eastern Shores.”
Baltimore Federal Gazette, July 15, 1814.
(Inscription under the image on the left)
Frigate HMS Menelaus by Lt. William Innes Pocock. Image/National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London.
(Inscription under the image in the upper right)
Peter Parker by John Hoppner, c. 1808-10. Image National Maritime Museum Greenwich, London
Erected by National Park Service-United States Department of the Interior.
Location. 39° 8.562′ N, 76° 15.102′ W. Marker is in Rock Hall, Maryland, in Kent County. Marker is on Rock Hall Avenue. Touch for map. The marker is located on the grounds of the Osprey Point Inn*Restaurant*Marina. Marker is in this post office area: Rock Hall MD 21661, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bounty Below (approx. 0.6 miles away); Right Place, Right Time (approx. 0.6 miles away); Attracted By Bounty (approx. 0.6 miles away); Rock Hall Landing (approx. ¾ mile away); Captain Lambert Wickes (approx. one mile away); Stanley B. Vansant Memorial (approx. one mile away); Rock Hall (approx. one mile away); Martin Wagner (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rock Hall.
Categories. • War of 1812 •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 5, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 249 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on February 5, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.