Annapolis Maritime MuseumRobert Fulton launched the first commercially viable steamboat on the Hudson River in 1807, although a Marylander named James Rumsey demonstrated a working steamboat on the Potomac River as early as 1784. Steamboats started running on the Chesapeake Bay in 1813, and by the Civil War regular packets connected ports of call on both sides of the Bay with railroad lines to transport people, seafood, farm produce, lumber, and other goods at a time when roads were poor and bridges were few.
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|Date Added||Monday, March 12th, 2018 at 7:02pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 372127 N 4314353|
|Decimal Degrees||38.96883333, -76.47605000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 58.13', W 76° 28.563'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 58' 7.8000000000002" N, 76° 28' 33.78" W|
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|Area Code(s)||410, 443, 703, 240, 301|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 799 Second St, Annapolis MD 21403, US|
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