Category: War of 1812

Getting on a Galleon

The Galeon Andalucia has been visiting the Chesapeake Bay this past two weeks. First coming up to Baltimore for the Star Spangled Spectacular, a celebration of the 200th anniversary of the writing of the Star Spangled Banner. Following the ten day celebration, the Andalucia sailed south to Annapolis […]

The Bombs Bursting in the Air

Last night was the Star Spangled Spectacular’s fireworks celebration for the writing of Francis Scott Key’s “Star Spangled Banner.” Two hundred years to the night, bombs burst in the air over Fort McHenry. As the British bombarded the fort on September 13, 1814, fireworks exploded over Baltimore harbor […]

Fort Howard in the Fog

On the Patuxent River leading into Baltimore is a peninsula that holds a great tract of land that was once crucial for American safety. During the Battle of Baltimore on September 12, 1814, the British landed on this 92 acre tract to begin their attack on Baltimore. The […]