At the top of Baltimore’s World Trade Center at the Inner Harbor. I’m proud of this photo.
A view from the walk ways of the Baltimore Aquarium. Those are paddle boats.
The Civil War ship ‘The Constellation’ showing it’s masts.
Sean with Aquarium behind him.
Fort McHenry with harbor in background
Young lady building a fire to wash clothes at Fort McHenry
Fort McHenry became famous when the British tried to attack Baltimore during the War of 1812. When the bombardment began on September 13, 1814, there were 1,000 soldiers defending the fort. Some were federal soldiers who were stationed at Fort McHenry all the time. Many were volunteers from the city of Baltimore. Their commanding officer was Major George Armistead. For 25 hours, the British bombarded Fort McHenry, but the fort’s artillery fire kept the British away. Baltimore was saved.
Captain George Armistead-only lived to be 38.
Francis Scott Key was in a ship and saw the ‘Star Bangled Banner’ still flying, thus inspiring the American National Anthem which became the ‘official’ national anthem in 1931.