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Rock Point - Venice on the Bay area
(1890 - 1928)
N 39°09.689 W076°28.894
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An Endicott period fort named in honor of Major General William Smallwood of the Continental Army, and later the governor of Maryland in 1785. It is located on Rock Point at the Patapsco River entrance opposite from Fort Howard. Batteries include Battery Hartshorne (1900 - 1927), and Battery Sykes (1905 - 1927), which has been destroyed. A Fire Control station was once located just outside the fort on the hill (65-Foot Hill) in the residential neighborhood.
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Launched: May 11, 2001
last updated: 31 January, 2008
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