Baltimore Harbor: A Pictorial History

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JHU Press, Mar 10, 2005 - History - 223 pages
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This newly revised and expanded edition of Baltimore Harbor provides a lively, heavily illustrated history of a vital American port that connects the Chesapeake Bay with the rest of the world.

Using photographs, historic illustrations, and stories, Robert Keith traces the harbor's fascinating history. An ideal hub for the bay's network of paddlewheel steamers, the working port grew quickly alongside the shipbuilding industry at Fells Point and Federal Hill. This growth continued as the nation's first public carrier railroad, the Baltimore and Ohio, linked the wharves of the Patapsco River with the coal fields of Appalachia and the towns and farms of the Midwest.

Today Baltimore harbor is better known for trendy shops than container ships. Tourists strolling the sidewalks of Harborplace are probably unaware of the port's colorful past—and its important role in contemporary maritime commerce. Keith's book connects the harbor's vibrant present with its storied, equally energetic past.

  

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Contents

QUEEN OF THE BAY i
1
ONE B THE MARINERS VIEW
20
TWO H THE PLEASURE CREEKS
30
THREE B HAWKINS POINT
38
FOUR B CURTIS BAY MEMORIES
48
FIVE B MIRACLE AT FAIRFIELD
65
SEVEN B LOCUST POINT
87
EIGHT B FEDERAL HILL
104
TEN B THE JONES FALLS
147
big hotel Shutdown of the Chrome Works and entombment of the toxic
156
ELEVEN B FELLS POINT
157
TWELVE B CANTON
171
THIRTEEN B DUNDALK MARINE TERMINAL
192
FOURTEEN B SPARROWS POINT
204
FIFTEEN B NORTH POINT AND NORTH SHORE PARKS
212
Indexes
221

NINE B INNER HARBOR
118

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About the author (2005)

Robert C. Keith, a long-time Fells Point resident, is the author of several books and founding editor of the Africa Report and Ocean World magazines. He served for thirteen years as editor and director of the Los Angeles Times/Washington Post News Service.

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