People fled in panic when British troops invaded Havre de Grace 200 years ago, as rockets rained down on the city and soldiers and Marines stormed through the streets, ransacking and burning homes, businesses and houses of worship.
Costumes are prepared, logistics are finalized, attendees have being reconfirmed – just some of the many preparations Havre de Grace officials and volunteers made earlier this week in preparation for the city to receive thousands of visitors for the Attack on Havre de Grace Commemoration Weekend.
More than 100 gloved volunteers, some in boots and others in waist-high waders, streamed along the narrow paths, sandy waters' edges and historic sea walls of a hard-to-spot nook of wetlands at the southern end of Fort McHenry in Locust Point on Saturday — their eyes scanning for trash or the perfect spot to plant a sapling.
M. Faysal Thameen, a retired structural engineer who headed the city's role in the 1980s construction of the Fort McHenry Tunnel, died of cancer April 9 at his home in Millbury, Mass. The former Parkville resident was 75.
Development proposals, both public and private, have fallen through over the years, and the island has been overrun by thousands of birds. But members of the family that owns Fort Carroll and they still have hopes for it.
Havre de Grace has played host to major events in the past, but with many taking place on the outskirts of town, municipal leaders have been challenged to find ways to bring visitors to the heart of the city.
District 10 VFW Ladies Auxiliary met for their quarterly dinner meeting April 2 at the VFW Post 8185, Port Deposit. Auxiliary units from Elkton, Chesapeake City, and North East joined the auxiliary unit from Post 8185 to make plans for June's convention.
Baltimore and Maryland officials and the nautical community have begun a recruiting drive aimed at filling the Inner Harbor with majestic tall ships and gray-hulled warships for the War of 1812 commemoration finale, Sept. 6-14, 2014.
Chloe A. Gudmundsson is a senior at Eastern Technical High School in Essex, and at the suggestion of her English teacher, decided to research a paper on Maximilian Godefroy, the quirky architect who designed Baltimore's Battle Monument that commemorates the battle for the city in 1814.
By By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun
The Maryland Department of Transportation was reporting a two-car accident in Howard County on I-95 north, just prior to Route 100. No traffic lanes were blocked, but the vehicles were on the shoulder.
Ballet Theatre of Maryland's production of "Frontier: The War of 1812 on the Chesapeake," comes to Chesapeake Arts Center on March 17 at 3 p.m. as part of the Performing Arts Association of Linthicum. The show continues the association's continuing season bringing historic events alive in performance.
A 15-star, 15-stripe War of 1812 Commemorative American Flag was raised in front of the Harford County Administrative Building in Bel Air Thursday afternoon, one of five that will fly over county government buildings for the next 22 months.
A collision along Interstate 70 prior to Route 29 near the border between Baltimore and Howard counties was causing major delays as of about 8 a.m. Wednesday, according to the State Highway Administration.
An accident involving one vehicle on the northbound side of Route 29 slowed traffic early Tuesday morning, as crews worked to clear the roadway near Route 32 in Howard County, according to the Maryland State Highway Administration.
The Maryland Transit Authority is experiencing "massive delays" on local bus lines and the light rail system, a result of thousands of football fans attending the Baltimore Ravens parade and breaking through barricades controlling their routes through the city.
Volvo Ocean Race officials were whisked to the top of the World Trade Center, honored at a reception and squired to the grassy expanse of Fort McHenry during a 24-hour courtship Monday meant to seal the deal to make Baltimore the event's only U.S. port of call in 2015.
A truck caught fire at the Fort McHenry Tunnel toll plaza on northbound Interstate 95 near Keith Avenue on Monday evening, causing traffic delays as emergency personnel worked to control it, according to the Maryland Transportation Authority Police.
Two crashes at the Fort McHenry Tunnel in Baltimore involving three vehicles and a commercial truck on Thursday left one person injured and closed one of the tunnel's four traffic bores for more than an hour as emergency crews responded, according to Maryland Transportation Authority Police.
The DNA of a battle that helped turn the tide of a war going horribly wrong for America lay buried just six inches below the surface in a Kent County corn field. For nearly two centuries, the musket balls, canister shot and other artifacts from intense fighting at Caulk's Field waited to tell the story of a sweltering August night in 1814, when militiamen sprung a trap on a British raiding party bent on destruction.
Two Maryland Transportation Authority Police officers were injured while stopped by the side of Interstate 95 in Elkridge Wednesday night when their cars were struck by a motorist who was charged with drunken driving.