Racine's Underground Railroad Maritime Link

Racine's Underground Railroad Maritime Link (HM2HK9)

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N 42° 43.992', W 87° 46.726'

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In the mid-1800s, fugitive slaves traveled to Racine, hid in local sanctuaries, and embarked on the maritime connection of the Underground Railroad. Ships of abolition-friendly Great Lakes captains took them to Canadian ports and their freedom. The best known fugitive was Joshua Glover, who found safety in the Racine harbor warehouse of Achas P. Dutton in early April 1854. Dutton himself conducted more than a hundred fugitives in over 20 years. This marker commemorates those fugitive slaves who are known, and those whose stories remain forever untold.

Designated June 10, 2005

National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom
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HM NumberHM2HK9
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Year Placed2005
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Date Added Thursday, June 6th, 2019 at 11:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 436249 N 4731481
Decimal Degrees42.73320000, -87.77876667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 43.992', W 87° 46.726'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 43' 59.52" N, 87° 46' 43.56" W
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