Apt Anchorage

Apt Anchorage (HM1JDD)

Location: Solomons, MD 20688 Calvert County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 19.763', W 76° 28.104'

  • 0 likes
  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites
  • 119 views
Inscription

Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail

— War of 1812 —

The point to the north protruding into the river is appropriately called "Point Patience" as it was difficult to maneuver around in the era of sail. The south side of the point provided good anchorage, visibility, protection from other ships, and nearby fresh water. On June 26, 1814, British frigate Loire, damaged during the Second Battle of St. Leonard Creek, withdrew here for repairs.
"Point Patience...is the place of general rendezvous for the enemy's fleet..."
-Baltimore Federal Republican, July 16, 1814.
Local Opposition
The British raided Point Patience on June 26, 1814, destroying the home of Dr. William D. Somervell. Similar actions up and down the river caused many inhabitants to oppose the war. Some prohibited American forces from stationing at their farms, knowing the militia could not provide security.
Details
HM NumberHM1JDD
Series This marker is part of the Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail series
Tags
Placed ByNational Park Service-United States Department of the Interior
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, February 28th, 2015 at 9:01am PST -08:00
Pictures
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 371653 N 4243381
Decimal Degrees38.32938333, -76.46840000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 19.763', W 76° 28.104'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 19' 45.78" N, 76° 28' 6.24" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)410, 443
Closest Postal AddressAt or near MD-4, Solomons MD 20688, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Nearby Markersshow on map
Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. What historical period does the marker represent?
  2. What historical place does the marker represent?
  3. What type of marker is it?
  4. What class is the marker?
  5. What style is the marker?
  6. Does the marker have a number?
  7. What year was the marker erected?
  8. This marker needs at least one picture.
  9. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  10. Is the marker in the median?