Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
— War of 1812 —The mouth of Harris Creek was once part of Baltimore's thriving maritime industry. David Stodder began building ships here in the 1780s.
"Old Defender" George Roberts, a free black from Canton, was a gunner on the privateer Chasseur in 1814 and participated in several battles while at sea. Roberts proudly participated in Baltimore' annual War of 1812 Defenders Day parades until his death at 95.
"Resolved, That owners of the vessels now moored and mad fast, at or near the wharves of the city, are hereby directed to remove their vessels immediately to some place below Harris's Creek for the greater security..."Minutes, Committee of Vigilance and Safety, August 26, 1814.
(Inscription under the engraving in the center) This 1800 engraving showing shipbuilding in Philadelphia resembles work that took place on the Constitution at the Stodder Shipyard, once located here, and highlighted on the map.
(Inscription under the map at the lower center) Plan of the town of Baltimore, 1793-Image courtesy Library of Congress.
|Series||This marker is part of the Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail series|
|Placed By||National Park Service-United States Department of the Interior|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, December 16th, 2014 at 9:01am PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 363748 N 4349038|
|Decimal Degrees||39.28000000, -76.57970000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 16.8', W 76° 34.782'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 16' 48" N, 76° 34' 46.92" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 2601 Boston St, Baltimore MD 21224, US|
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