Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park and MuseumA national heritage site, the Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park celebrates African-American who worked on Baltimore's maritime trades in the 1800s. It also tells the stories of Frederick Douglass and Isaac Myers, who worked as chandlers in the Fell's Point shipyards of their city, and who each gained fame later in life as prominent leaders and reformers. The Park's indoor galleries also bring to light a vibrant 19th century African-American community that banded together and carved out institutions and businesses for themselves in the park, you'll see a working re-creation of the first black-owned marine railway and shipyard in the U.S. founded in 1868 by 15-black entrepreneurs, including Isaac Myers. The Chesapeake Marine Railway and Dry Dock Company, located just west of the Park, employed both blacks and whites without discrimination. The museum's interactive exhibits let you try your hand at caulking and hoisting a barrel or designing a ship, and you can watch the repair or building of an actual Chesapeake Bay watercraft at the nearby boatbuilding workshop.
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|Date Added||Monday, April 24th, 2017 at 9:02am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 362454 N 4349081|
|Decimal Degrees||39.28018333, -76.59470000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 16.811', W 76° 35.682'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 16' 48.66" N, 76° 35' 40.92" W|
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|Area Code(s)||410, 443|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1401 Thames St, Baltimore MD 21231, US|
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