River Crossing

River Crossing (HM1IW0)

Location: Havre de Grace, MD 21078 Harford County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 35.862', W 76° 7.686'

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Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail

— War of 1812 —

Little evidence remains of what was once the northernmost navigable deep-water port on the Susquehanna River. The "Upper Ferry" crossed between here and Port Deposit.


When the British attacked May 3, 1813, they helped themselves to a barrel of whiskey from John Stump's warehouse, then torched the building with its 500 barrels of flour.


Day of Terror
In one day, British raiders burned two-thirds of the building in Havre de Grace, raided a warehouse here, and destroyed the Principio Iron Works. Port Deposit—its battery visible from the water—was spared.


(Inscription under the painting in the upper left) A Ferry Scene on the Susquehanna at Wright's Ferry, near Havre de Grace, ca. 1811 by Pavel Petrovich Svomom-Image by the Metropolitian Museum of Art.


"The Boats which I sent up the Susquehanna returned after destroying five vessels in it and a large Store of Flour, when everything being completed to my utmost wishes, the whole division re-embarked and returned to the Ships..."
British Rear Adm. George Cockburn to Adm. John B. Warren, May 3, 1813.

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HM NumberHM1IW0
Series This marker is part of the Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail series
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Placed ByNational Park Service-United States Department of the Interior
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Date Added Monday, January 19th, 2015 at 1:06pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 403141 N 4383715
Decimal Degrees39.59770000, -76.12810000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 35.862', W 76° 7.686'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 35' 51.72" N, 76° 7' 41.16" W
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Area Code(s)443, 410
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 500-516 Herring Run Ln, Havre de Grace MD 21078, US
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