Maryland Outdoor Club
Sat, Jun 18 2005 - Baltimore City Hike - Harbor Neighborhoods (View Original Event Details)

Event Organizer(s): Jeff La Noue
Participants:Jeff La Noue, Rob, Maria Maranto Dickey, Leo Seung, Ian Preuss, Carla Heck, Kirsten Day, Glenn Peddicord, Robin Bauer, Maren Smith, Nazma Ferdous, Kristina Kavaliunas, Kathleen Hinman, Alan Gephardt

Write Up:
MOCers embarked on a hike through eight neighborhoods ringing the Baltimore harbor. No one fell in the pristine waters of the harbor unless it happened on our lunch break free time.

We saw the Liberty Ship John W. Brown set sail, which is one of the few remaining ships specifically designed and mass produced to supply the Allies in World War II.

We walked through time, passing historic buildings, houses, churches, monuments, and a fort in a city that dates to the 1730s.

We smelled the bread products of John Paterakisís H&S Bakery and the molasses from the Dominoís sugar refinery. The port was busy with huge ships importing and exporting.

On our lunch free time, some toured Ft. McHenry and learned about the victorious defense of Baltimore against British forces days after the imperialists had burned Washington. Others enjoyed the beautiful sunshine and relaxed by the water.

I think we all had fun and saw new scenery. Many pictures were taken, so please send them in.

--Jeff LaNoue

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