Gwynns Falls TrailBaltimore was a late bloomer in colonial America. Chartered in 1729, the port grew rapidly after the Revolutionary War to become by 1800 the new nation's third largest city. The harbor proved ideal for shipping grain from Central Maryland and flour from the Ellicott mills along the Patapsco River and the Gwynns Falls. Highways and then railroads linked Ohio River Valley farms and Pennsylvania coalfields with the port. Shipbuilding flourished with a succession of Baltimore Clippers, steamboats, and Liberty ships. The port lost its prominence in the trucking era after World War II. Shipping and industrial operations moved from the Inner to Outer Harbor, and the waterfront underwent a residential and commercial transformation.
|Placed By||Gwynns Falls Trail Council/A Project of the Parks & People Foundation|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, April 24th, 2017 at 9:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 361034 N 4349260|
|Decimal Degrees||39.28156667, -76.61120000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 16.894', W 76° 36.672'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 16' 53.64" N, 76° 36' 40.32" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||410, 301|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 601 Light St, Baltimore MD 21230, US|
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