"Baltimore must be tamed..."

"Baltimore must be tamed..." (HM1IEQ)

Location: Baltimore, MD 21231
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 16.968', W 76° 35.598'

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Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail

— War of 1812 —

Baltimore's importance as the commercial heart of the Chesapeake region wasn't the only reason the British wanted to capture the city in 1814. They also wanted to stifle Fell's Point—-the home port for many of the privateers that preyed on British merchant ships. The United States augmented its small navy by licensing privately owned ships to attack enemy vessels. Baltimore privateers captured more than 500 British ships during the War of 1812.
Explore Fell's Point today to see dozens of building that once served as homes and businesses for shipbuilders, seamen, immigrants, enslaved and free blacks, merchants, and families in this bustling maritime neighborhood. Exhibits and tours reveal the role of Fell's Point in the defense of Baltimore and the nation.

(Inscription below the photo on the right) Captain Thomas Boyle commanded the famous Fell's Point privateer Chasseur (above), hailed as the Pride of Baltimore.

Explore these places in the Fell's Point area: *Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine-Exhibits and programs about the Star-Spangled Banner and defense of Baltimore *Flag House and Star-Spangled Banner Museum-Exhibits and programs about the flag that inspired the national anthem. *Fell's Point Visitor Center 1724-26 Thames Street-Exhibits, self-guiding walking tour brochure (tour highlights 1812 historic sites and features) *Broadway Pier-Baltimore schooners once crowded the docks; access the 7-mile waterfront promenade and water taxis to nearby Inner Harbor sites, including the Baltimore Visitor Center.

Series This marker is part of the Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail series
Placed ByNational Park Service-United States Department of the Interior
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, December 19th, 2014 at 9:01am PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 362580 N 4349369
Decimal Degrees39.28280000, -76.59330000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 16.968', W 76° 35.598'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 16' 58.08" N, 76° 35' 35.88" W
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Area Code(s)410, 443
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 724-726 S Broadway, Baltimore MD 21231, US
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