Map of 1700s Baltimore harbor

There’s only a few boards left from the original ship built in Canton but that’s not too bad after 200 years… Chris Rowsom, Historic Ships of Baltimore

The last two decades of the 18th century – almost one hundred years after the official opening of the Port of Baltimore in 1706 – were milestones for the stretch of waterfront due east of Fells Point.

One event helped established the United States Navy; the other created a sprawling estate that remains one of the most fabled and enduring neighborhoods in Baltimore. Continue reading…


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The mobster's gift for medical care he received in Baltimore.
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A thoughtful response to a lame Buzzfeed listicle.
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How I risked my job, my marriage and a potentially catastrophic lawsuit to help liberate a word.

Crabtown Observed


This was one place where Baltimoreans mixed, and could get a pretty good meal.
Brandy “Marzipain” Tomhave

I was a jammer on the roller derby track.
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Drawings of barn swallows and magpies while egg sandwiches fly out the door of G&A.