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Fells Point
Fells Point
Founded in 1730 by William Fell, who was attracted by its beautiful deep water and proximity to agriculture and thick forests, Fells Point became a shipbuilding and commercial center. About 1763, William's son Edward Fell laid out streets and began selling plots for homes. The town grew quickly, and eventually incorporated with Baltimore Town and Jones Town in 1797 to form the City of Baltimore. The area grew wealthy on the tobacco, flour, and coffee trades through the 18th and 19th centuries. Some of the first vessels commissioned for the US Navy were built in Fells Point yards, including the USS Constellation in 1797. However, the area became best known for producing topsail schooners, sometimes erroneously called Baltimore clippers, renowned for their great speed and handling. They were excellent blockade runners, and were frequently used as armed privateers. The Pride of Baltimore II is based on the Chasseur, built by Thomas Kemp, which was one of the most successful privateers built in Fells Point. During the War of 1812, Fells Point built and supported dozens of privateers who preyed on British shipping. Thus, Baltimore became a principal target of the British during the war, which eventually led to the bombardment of Fort McHenry.

Cobblestones and Rails
Cobblestones and Rails
During the War of 1812, Fells Point built and supported dozens of privateers who preyed on British shipping. Thus, Baltimore became a principal target of the British during the war, which eventually led to the bombardment of Fort McHenry. Another growth industry in Fells Point was immigration, and it became a major point of entry into the United States. Since jobs were plentiful in shipbuilding and in the warehouses and factories, many of the immigrants stayed in Fells Point. This added to the multi-cultural fabric of the area, but also caused the more affluent to move into other parts of the city.

Tide Point @ Locust Point
Tide Point @ Locust Point
Locust Point is a peninsular neighborhood located in Baltimore, Maryland. Bounded by Lawrence street to the west and the Patapsco River to the north, south, and east; Locust Point is noted as being the home to Fort McHenry. It has also served as one of the centers of Baltimore's Polish-American, Irish-American and Italian-American communities. Sporting wear firm Under Armour makes its home in Tide Point, a historic waterfront rehab by Struever Brothers Eccles & Rouse located at the end of Hull Street. When it was completed in 2002, this former soap factory turned Class A office space was the first major redevelopment in the neighborhood in decades. Today investors and developers have shown strong interest in the continued revitilization of one of Baltimore's most charming neighborhoods. There are two Maryland Port Authority marine terminals located within the neighborhood, as well as the massive Domino sugar factory, a reminder that the industrial use of the Baltimore Harbor is still a very important component of the local economy. Just for you SouthsideDean!

Whistling Oyster
Whistling Oyster
Fells Point is a neighborhood in Baltimore, Maryland, home to a variety of shops, restaurants, coffee bars, music stores, and over 120 pubs. Located on the harbor and famous for its maritime past, it now boasts the greatest concentration of pubs/bars in the city. This waterfront community is a much-visited location in Baltimore, accessible by water taxi, freeway, and several bus lines.

Homicide Life on the Street
Homicide Life on the Street
Fells Point achieved some fame as the central setting for the 1990s network police drama Homicide: Life on the Street, and has been the site of many films shot in Baltimore. Fells Point, located to the East of the Inner Harbor, suffered extensive flooding during Hurricane Isabel in September 2003.

Eat Bertha's Mussels
Eat Bertha's Mussels
In Baltimore, Bertha's means the blues - and mussels to beat the band. Offered with your choice of eight sauces, Bertha's Mussels are plump, tender, and steamed just right. For years this Fells Point landmark has been giving out green bumper stickers that simply state: "Eat Bertha's Mussels." The rest of the seafood entrees are also very good. They, too, boast fresh ingredients and a sure touch. The décor is warm and funky, the atmosphere lively, and, on weekends, even rowdy.

Shooting the Breeze
Shooting the Breeze

in front of Moby's
in front of Moby's


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