Have you been to Fells Point Baltimore?
Fells Point is one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city of Baltimore. Today, Fells Point is known for its cobblestone streets and excellent bars and restaurants. However, the history of Fells Point is much more impressive.
Fells Point is home to the Baltimore Clipper- small fast sailing vessels that disrupted the British Navy as they lumbered on their big ships through the Chesapeake Bay during the War of 1812.
One of the most famous Baltimore Clippers was the Chasseur which sailed from Fells Point to the British Isles where the ship's captain declared a naval blockade disrupting the British merchant ships and causing the British Naval leaders to call for British ships from the war to guard the shipping merchants. The Chasseur was fierce and captured or sunk over 17 British ships before returning home to Baltimore and Fells Point.
Walking along the harbor and the streets of Fells Point, you see old rowhouses from the 1800s. It takes little imagination to picture what life was like a few hundred years ago. There's an interesting bookstore called GreedyReads which I recommend if only to support local businesses in the community. I bought a book titled, Haunted Fells Point, which I can't wait to read!
If you are visiting Baltimore, be sure to include Fells Point in your travels. If you want to live in Fells Point, give me a call. I'd love to show you properties in this charming historical neighborhood!
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