John Smith Explores Patapsco

John Smith Explores Patapsco (HM3RV)

Location: Baltimore, MD 21225
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 15.313', W 76° 36.93'

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Captain John Smith visited the Patapsco River twice in 1608 after settling at Jamestown the previous year. In a 40-foot shallop, Smith and his crew were exploring the Chesapeake Bay hoping, in vain, to discover a passage to the Pacific Ocean. On the first journey they moored near the Patapsco's mouth and traveled across the Middle Branch, the basin for both the Gwynns Falls stream and the Patapsco River. They found the Patapsco navigable as far as the falls at Elkridge and placed a brass cross there to claim the valley for England. On the second trip Smith's party again anchored near the Patapsco before exploring the upper Chesapeake.
HM NumberHM3RV
Series This marker is part of the Maryland: Gwynns Falls Trail series
Placed ByGwynns Falls Trail Council
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 11:39am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 360611 N 4346342
Decimal Degrees39.25521667, -76.61550000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 15.313', W 76° 36.93'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 15' 18.78" N, 76° 36' 55.80" W
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Area Code(s)443, 410
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 154-198 Gwynns Falls Trail, Baltimore MD 21225, US
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