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 TerrorIn 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.
|Series||This marker is part of the Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail series|
|Placed By||National Park Service-United States Department of the Interior|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, January 19th, 2015 at 1:06pm PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 403141 N 4383715|
|Decimal Degrees||39.59770000, -76.12810000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 35.862', W 76° 7.686'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 35' 51.72" N, 76° 7' 41.16" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||443, 410|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 500-516 Herring Run Ln, Havre de Grace MD 21078, US|
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