Marina Park - Port Deposit, MD
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
N 39° 36.040 W 076° 06.700
18S E 404557 N 4384026
Quick Description: A riverfront park in Port Deposit, Maryland.
Location: Maryland, United States
Date Posted: 8/21/2021 2:43:04 PM
Waymark Code: WM14TG3
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin
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Long Description:
Located along the banks of the Susquehanna River in southern Cecil County. There's a few parking spaces in the park, near the boat ramp. The park offers a pier, outdoor seating that is undercover, restrooms, grassy field, playground, and a visitor center.

The plaque says, "Not only does the Lower Susquehanna River have an impressive natural history, but a rich cultural history as well. From where you stand the famous explorer John Smith made it only a little farther up the river in his schooner. A fascinating group of humans, from the native Susquehannock to European settlers, who were the foundation of what this country is today, have called Port Deposit their home. Jacob Tome, came to Port Deposit penniless from York County, Pennsylvania, and ended up one of the richest men in the United States, leaving a huge legacy to this town. The last two buildings left of the Tome legacy are the Carriage House on Main Street and the Gas House. The Gas House has been restored to the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Revitalization for historic properties while being converted to a Visitor Center and Research and Education Center for continued studies on the endangered Northern Map Turtles and other Lower Susquehanna River Wildlife. The Port Deposit Historic District is on the National Register of Historic Places.
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Adams Hall - c. 1905.

The building was once used as a gymnasium for the Jacob Tome Institute and now serves as Town Hall and municipal offices. The Tome Steps were used by students from the Tome School for Boys and later by sailors stationed at the Bainbridge Naval Base located on the granite cliff to visit the town.
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Carriage House - c. 1850. This building once was the carriage house of Jacob Tome. The horse stalls are long gone in the large room on the first floor, which is now used for meetings and social gatherings.

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Gerry House - c. 1813. This home is of late Georgian architectural style with Greek Revival porches. Lafayette was entertained here when he was a guest of the nation in 1824. The home is now a private residence and Bed & Breakfast.

[at upper left of marker]
Historic Port Deposit, Md. 1729 1813
Towson University"
Name: Marina Park

Street Location: Main Street

Local Municipality: Port Deposit

State/Province, etc.: Maryland

Country: USA

Memorial/Commemoration: Yes

Date Established: N/A

Picnic Facilities: Tables and Benches

Recreational Facilities:
Boating Walking Playground

Monuments/Statues: Yes

Art (murals/sculpture, etc.): No

Fountains: No

Ponds/Lakes/Streams/Rivers/Beach: Yes

Special Events: No

Traditional Geocaches:

Web Site: Not listed

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