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The Battle of Baltimore: An Eyewitness Account by Joseph Townsend (1756-1841)

What follows is my attempt to provide a faithful transcription of the four loose front-and-back diary pages, written by Joseph Townsend, describing the Battle of Baltimore in September of 1814. 1,590 more words

Baltimore History

Happy Independence Day, America! 🇺🇸

“This Day in History: 07/04/1776 – U.S. Declares Independence. In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the Continental Congress adopts the Declaration of Independence, which proclaims the independence of the United States of America from Great Britain and its king.”- history.com


Atomic Bookstore and Other Explorations - Baltimore (Part 1)

Luke and I ventured to Baltimore this past weekend to celebrate the wedding of our close friends, Adam and Colleen! Having never been to this city before we were excited to wander and explore this city, which was full of history! 439 more words

Book Review

Scale 10

I think of ROROs like Dignity Ace as being fairly large, but this juxtaposition made me re-evaluate.

So let’s let the tape tell its tale:  three vessels here are (l to r) … 108 more words


A Day in Baltimore


Literally me the entire time we were there.

When Felix got back from his deployment, he mentioned wanting to take a mini trip to reconnect after being away for so long. 1,120 more words


Pride of Baltimore

This is the beautiful ship Pride of Baltimore II. I found it at Fort McHenry in Baltimore, Maryland.

Star Spangled Banner

This is Fort McHenry in Baltimore, Maryland. It is one of the sites of the Battle of Baltimore, and where the Star Spangled Banner flew. Francis Scott Key got the idea for the song which would become our national anthem from a boat in the harbor. 17 more words