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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Eastport, Maryland

 
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1 Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Annapolis, Eastport — Bay Workboats
Over the past 400 years, distinctive types of boats were developed for seafood harvesting and shipping on the Bay. Native Americans made the first dugout canoe from a hollowed-out log. The earliest English boat builders, called . . . Map (db m114883) HM
2 Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Annapolis, Eastport — Cap'n Herbie SadlerThe Legacy of an Eastport Waterman
Herbert Edgar Sadler was born to a waterman's family in 1902. He began learning the trade at the age of 12, earning a penny for each fish he cleaned for a local seafood vendor. His experience led to a life's work on the water. Cap'n Sadler . . . Map (db m170219) HM
3 Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Annapolis, Eastport — Deadrise Defined
Little HES is a classic example of a Chesapeake Bay "deadrise", built for fishing and crabbing in the summer and oystering in the winter. The term "deadrise" refers to the underwater shape of a hull. Little HES has a sharp vee-entry . . . Map (db m170218) HM
4 Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Annapolis, Eastport — Eastport Veterans Park
[Park sign:] Eastport Veterans Park [Dedication plaque:] In memory of those who served in the defense of our country Dedicated May 30 1951 [Plaque embedded in the ground at flagpole:] June . . . Map (db m114861) WM
5 Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Annapolis, Eastport — Eastport's Oldest House
This is the oldest house in Eastport. For nearly 100 years it belonged to the Williams family. Jonas and Louisa Williams and their eight children moved here in 1876. They used the first floor as a grocery store, selling homemade sauerkraut . . . Map (db m114880) HM
6 Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Annapolis, Eastport — Fort Horn1776-1866 Reported missing
Md. militia forces were joined here by French troops under Gen. Lafayette, for the defense of the city of Annapolis, as British ships blockaded harbor.Map (db m221958) HM
7 Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Annapolis, Eastport — From this spot, you can see 1608 - Captain John Smith's Chesapeake VoyagesAnnapolis Maritime Museum
You're looking out across the mouth of the Severn River where it meets the Chesapeake Bay. In the summer of 1608 Captain John Smith sailed within sight of this spot four times during his "voyages of discovery" up and down the Chesapeake Bay. His . . . Map (db m114871) HM
8 Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Annapolis, Eastport — From this spot, you can see 1998 - Annapolis: America's Sailing CapitalAnnapolis Maritime Museum
In the 20th century, overharvesting, disease, pollution and the dramatic growth of the Bay region's human population led to the decline in commercial fishing for oysters, crabs and other seafood species. As a result, the number of wooden boats . . . Map (db m114865) HM
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9 Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Annapolis, Eastport — Harvesting the Bay
Methods of harvesting oysters and crabs on the Chesapeake Bay have changed very little over the years. The internal combustion engine, invented at the end of the 19th century, eventually displaced sails on workboats. The addition of . . . Map (db m114885) HM
10 Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Annapolis, Eastport — Lafayette’s EncampmentMarch – April 1781
During the Revolutionary War, 1200 Continental Light Infantrymen under the command of Marquis de Lafayette encamped on the rise behind this sign en route to the decisive battle in Yorktown, Va. They arrived in Annapolis from Head of Elk by a . . . Map (db m2907) HM
11 Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Annapolis, Eastport — On to YorktownWashington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail
On February 20, 1781, George Washington ordered the Marquis de Lafayette with 1,200 men of the newly-established Light Infantry Corps to Virginia to counter Benedict Arnold's raids around Richmond. Lafayette arrived at the Head of Elk on March 3 . . . Map (db m170197) HM
12 Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Annapolis, Eastport — Oysters: Vital to the Lifeline of the Chesapeake
1600's Captain John Smith and the Jamestown Expedition wrote: Oysters "lay on the ground as thick as stones." 1700's Chesapeake traveler Francis Louis Michel wrote: "The abundance of oysters is incredible." 1870-1890 . . . Map (db m114862) HM
13 Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Annapolis, Eastport — Skipjack Lydia DAnnapolis Maritime Museum
The Lydia D is a replica model of a skipjack which made its appearance on the Chesapeake Bay in the late 1800s. The skipjack, with its shallow draft and centerboard, was used primarily to dredge for oysters. The skipjack design was so popular . . . Map (db m114873) HM
14 Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Eastport — A Tale of Three Bridges
The bridge to Annapolis has always been a key part of Eastport life. The first wooden bridge, built in 1868, connected here at the end of Fourth Street. It served pedestrians and horse-drawn wagons. Forty years later, a larger steel bridge was . . . Map (db m114875) HM
15 Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Eastport — Arnold C. GayVisionaries of the 1960s — February 14, 1919-January 26, 1994 —
A New England native, sailor Arnie Gay steered into the Annapolis harbor on the wooden schooner Delilah in the late 1940s with $7.00 in his pocket and an enthusiasm to bring a sailing empire to the City’s neglected and abandoned waterfront. He . . . Map (db m114878) HM
16 Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Eastport — Eastport's Old "Main Street" Reported damaged
The historic buildings you can see from here date back to before 1900, when the first bridge to Annapolis connected to the end of this street. In those days, Fourth Street was the bustling commercial heart of Eastport. Anything you wanted from . . . Map (db m114860) HM
17 Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Eastport — Eastport's Soul
Many African-American families settled here more than a century ago. these families, who have lived here for four generations, are the heart and soul of this neighborhood. Their religious, educational and cultural institutions are pillars of . . . Map (db m5653) HM
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18 Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Eastport — Murphy's Row
You are standing at the corner of "Murphy's Row." These ten row houses were built in 1888 by Charles James Murphy for laborers employed at his company, the Annapolis Glass Works. The houses bear witness to Eastport's early years. The seventh . . . Map (db m170217) HM
19 Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Eastport — The Fort at Horn Point Reported missing
Near here, at the end of Eastern Avenue, is the site of one of three forts built to defend Annapolis Harbor from British raids during the Revolutionary War. Built in 1776, the fort had major defenses of trenches, earthen ramparts and fifteen . . . Map (db m173597) HM
20 Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Eastport — The Glass Works
The private home at the corner of Severn Avenue and Second Street was once the head office for one of Eastport's largest businesses. The Annapolis Glass Works - later the Severn Glass Company - produced china, glass and pottery from 1885 to 1902. . . . Map (db m5887) HM
21 Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Eastport — The Maritime Tradition Lives On
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 . . . Map (db m5727) HM
22 Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Eastport — The Old Farmhouse
This century-old farmhouse is one of the only reminders of the agrarian past of Eastport. Yet, in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, horse racing and farming were the economic mainstays. As late as 1798, there were only two buildings . . . Map (db m170215) HM
23 Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Eastport — The Start of Something Big
This is where Eastport's famed boat building industry began. On this site in 1868, a German immigrant named Wilhelm Heller began crafting fine wooden boats. His reputation spread and business flourished. Heller's became the largest boatyard on Spa . . . Map (db m5734) HM
24 Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Eastport — The Watermen of Back Creek
During the 1920s, the houses on this street belonged to African-American families. Most of the men living here worked on the water, launching often home-built boats from their back yards. They harvested oysters from September to April, and crabs in . . . Map (db m5650) HM
25 Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Eastport — Three Great Boat Yards, One Location
As you walk among these buildings, imagine wooden boats taking form. Picture men sweating in the hot sun as they plank a hull, caulk a seam or varnish a rail. Envision Navy officers in khaki uniforms boarding vessels for sea trials. From 1913 to . . . Map (db m170216) HM
26 Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Eastport — Welcome to Eastport
Eastport's distinctive history, character and identity grew from maritime roots. The marinas that now serve pleasure boaters were once filled with wooden workboats. So crowded was the shoreline, it was said that an enterprising cat could flit from . . . Map (db m5890) HM
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27 Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Eastport — Welcome to Eastport
Eastport's distinctive history, character and identity grew from maritime roots. The marinas that now serve pleasure boaters were once filled with wooden workboats. So crowded was the shoreline, it was said that an enterprising cat could flit from . . . Map (db m5891) HM
 
 
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