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Eastport, Maryland Historical Markers

 
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By F. Robby, January 15, 2008
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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
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
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Eastport — Eastport's Old "Main Street"
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
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
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 m5729) HM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Eastport — The Fort at Horn Point
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 m5724) HM
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
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
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 on . . . — Map (db m5731) HM
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
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
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 m5888) HM
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
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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