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The Port of Baltimore: Shaping the City Over the Ages

September 23, 2018

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Engineers Club / Garrett Jacobs Mansion
Baltimore Heritage, Inc. 11 1/2 West Chase St.
Baltimore, MD 21201


The story of the Port of Baltimore is a continuing tale of stevedores and ship captains, supporting businesses and industries, moving bananas and bulldozers. What started with expectations of tobacco trade gave way to grain as a dominant cargo, small coastal sailing vessels yielded to iron hulled steamers and now today’s massive trans-ocean cargo carriers. Through it all, the Port of Baltimore has been an economic hub for the city and has shaped virtually all aspects of it, from where we live to what we eat and how we work to when we retire. Join Baltimore Heritage and the Garrett Jacobs Mansion for a talk by historian Jack Burkert as we walk through the Port of Baltimore and its impact on the city over the ages.

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Event Category General Information Neighborhood

  • History
  • Admission: $10
  • Mount Vernon


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