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Baltimore Immigration Depot - OU0383

 A History Lesson

Hidden by  cycleangela

N 39° 16.532' W 76° 35.421' (WGS84)

 Coordinates in Other Systems
 Location: United States > Maryland
 Cache Type: Virtual
 Size: No container
 Status: Ready for Search
 Date Hidden: 19 December 2011
 Date Created: 19 December 2011
 Last Modified: 19 December 2011
 Waypoint: OU0383

 


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This is a little known about memorial in the Locust Point neighborhood of Baltimore. To log this cache you will need a logging password. There is a sign at the posted coordinates. At the bottom left hand side of the sign, there is a name (female) who was the mayor. The logging password is the person's last name in lower case. There is also another informational sign at N 39° 16.522 W 076° 35.418 if you wish to visit that one and learn more about the site.

The following are some significant dates in Baltimore's immigration history: 1706 - Locust Point designated city’s official point-of-entry by Maryland Colonial Legislature. 2006: 300th anniversary (proposed Heritage Park events in conjunction with Maryland Port Administration) 1783 - The German Society of Maryland was founded to assist German immigrants. 2003: 220th anniversary (proposed commemorative events in conjunction with German organizations) 1793 - On July 9th, 53 vessels arrive in Baltimore carrying 1000 white and 500 black refugees from a revolution in Santo Domingo (Haiti.) In a display of compassion and tolerance Baltimore’s residents took the French-speaking refugees into their homes and raised $12,000 for their relief. 2003: 210th anniversary (proposed forums on and celebrations of ethnic and racial diversity and tolerance) 1803 - Ancient Order of Hibernians was founded to assist Irish immigrants. 2003: Bicentennial anniversary (proposed commemorative events in conjunction with organization) 1868 - On March 24th the B&O Railroad’s Locust Point immigration piers opened with much public fanfare to mark the arrival of the North German steamer “Baltimore.” Ft. McHenry’s guns were fired in salute and a parade made its way down Broadway in Fells Point. A banquet was held in honor of the ship’s German captain and crew. 2003: 135th anniversary (proposed Heritage Park events in conjunction with the B&O Railroad Museum, successor railroad CSX and successor steamship company Hapag- Lloyd; proposed Immigration Parade on Broadway in conjunction with Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts; proposed black-tie banquet fund-raiser) 1869 - Several steamship lines contract Mrs. Koether to run a large boarding house for arriving immigrants on the Pier 9 dock. For the next 50 years she would receive as many as 40,000 guests per year. 2004: 135th anniversary (proposed communal immigrant dinner) 1904 - B&O Railroad builds new immigration piers billed as the nation’s largest. The remnants of the support pilings are clearly visible today. 1907 - 1,285,000 arrivals marks the peak year for immigration to the United States with 60 steamers docking at Locust Point. 2007: Centennial anniversary (proposed Heritage Park events in conjunction with Immigration and Naturalization Service) 1913 - Federal Government constructs the three-building Locust Point Immigration Station just north-west of Ft. McHenry to replace the privately-operated B&O piers. The outbreak of World War I effectively ended the era of mass immigration and the station never welcomed a single arriving immigrant. Today the complex serves as a Naval Reserve Training Center. 1914 - In July, the last steamship bearing immigrants arrived at Locust Point.

This is some information regarding the project history of the site: The Baltimore Immigration Memorial was founded in 1992 by local businessman Ronald Zimmerman, Sr. to address the need to explore, document and preserve this rich heritage, and to make it available to the public through a range of community and educational initiatives. Originally called "The Baltimore Immigration Project," the foundation undertook a range of programs including: Launching public immigration history walking tours of the Fell's Point neighborhood; Designing a series of traveling exhibitions that have been displayed in the former Baltimore City Museum, World Trade Center, and Preservation Society of Fell's Point and Federal Hill; Creating a series of audio and video tours to enhance existing cultural heritage initiatives at Fort McHenry and the Water Taxi's jitney service; Supporting research on the history of Baltimore immigration by scholars at a range of educational and cultural institutions; Fostering linkages among the many museums and cultural societies devoted to Baltimore's full range of ethnic and immigrant communities. In 2005, the project was reincorporated as "The Baltimore Immigration Memorial" with a full Board of Directors and Officers in order to better support the scope of its efforts and serve the needs of the local community. Among the foundation's most prominent efforts is the creation of the Liberty Garden and Immigration Memorial on the site of Baltimore's historic immigration piers at Locust Point. Thanks to a generous donation from Struever Bros., Eccles and Rouse, the foundation broke ground for the memorial in March 2006.

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1 11 July 2012 NativTxn Found it

This was one of the last stops in my caching day with DudleyGrunt. I enjoyed meeting area cachers at the lunch event and having a tour guide around the city.  This was a nice easy one, but the smell on the walk from where we parked to the needed info left a lot to be desired.  I wish I had time to take one of the Water Taxis and just ride around.

3 11 July 2012 DudleyGrunt Comment

Came by with NativTxn, this afternoon.  Enjoyed caching with her, today.

1 09 January 2012 DudleyGrunt Found it

3100 / 66.  Headed up here to mark my 3100th find.   Stopped at a couple of Favorite-worthy caches on the way.  Always enjoy a bit of history with my geocaching.

Groundspeak = 2824
TerraCaching = 178
OpenCaching NA = 66
Navicache = 28
GPSgames = 3
Garmin = 1

Thanks and Happy Trails!

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1 28 December 2011 sfcchaz Found it

Smile FTF Smile 2:50 PM. I had a little time before it got dark and decided to come this way for a couple caches. I was just here for a Groundspeak cache 7 weeks ago and didn't even realize the significance of this place. Thanks for bringing it to my attention. TFTC