Upcoming Zoom Talk: Captain George W. Brown and Black Maritime Legacy
Updated: Nov 11, 2021
Register for my October 8, 2021 talk at 12 PM on Captain George W. Brown & Black Maritime Legacy, sponsored by #MarylandSeaGrant
For over 30 years, Captain George W. Brown was one of Baltimore’s most prominent and beloved Black business leaders. As a steamboat owner and captain in the early 1900s, he was an indomitable mariner, as well as the founder and manager of Brown’s Grove. Served by his steamboats, the popular destination on Rock Creek was one of the few Black waterfront resorts that operated in the area at that time.
Chesapeake Quarterly "Black on the Bay, Then and Now," featured Capt. Brown and his contributions to the maritime community of Baltimore and the Bay.
Now, historian, author, and archivist Philip J. Merrill, who has studied Brown as part of his Old West Baltimore historical project, will join us to discuss the captain's story. Merrill will also share new information that he’s recently uncovered about Black maritime history in the Baltimore area.