Apt Anchorage

Apt Anchorage (HM1JDD)

Location: Solomons, MD 20688 Calvert County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 19.763', W 76° 28.104'

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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.
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 Saturday, February 28th, 2015 at 9:01am PST -08:00
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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
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Area Code(s)410, 443
Closest Postal AddressAt or near MD-4, Solomons MD 20688, US
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