River Crossing

River Crossing (HM1IW0)

Location: Havre de Grace, MD 21078 Harford County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 35.862', W 76° 7.686'

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— 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.

HM NumberHM1IW0
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 Monday, January 19th, 2015 at 1:06pm PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
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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