Annapolis Maritime MuseumYou're looking out across the mouth of the Severn River where it meets the Chesapeake Bay. In the summer of 1608 Captain John Smith sailed within sight of this spot four times during his "voyages of discovery" up and down the Chesapeake Bay. His journal never mentions the Severn, but if he had explored the river he might have met some of the Algonquian-speaking Indians who occasionally hunted and camped along its shores, feasting on oysters and other Bay seafood. A large buried pile of oyster shells discovered near here shows that ancient Indians used this area for many centuries. They called the Bay "Chesepiooc," an Algonquian word meaning "Great Shellfish Bay."
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, March 12th, 2018 at 7:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 372127 N 4314355|
|Decimal Degrees||38.96885000, -76.47605000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 58.131', W 76° 28.563'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 58' 7.86" N, 76° 28' 33.78" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||410, 443, 703, 240, 301|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling North|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 799 Second St, Annapolis MD 21403, US|
|Alternative Maps||Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap|
Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.