Record ID: 124

Site Name

Annapolis

Type

Seaport - American

Description

city ( 2000 pop. 35,838), (cap.) Anne Arundel co., (cap.) Md. central Md., on the S bank of the Severn R.; 38�58'N 76�30'W. Annapolis is a port of entry on Cheasapeake Bay and the business and shipping center for the fruit and vegetable farmers of E Md. Local industries include the packaging of seafood and the manufacture of small boats and plastics and aerospace parts. The economy relies heavily on state and local govt., tourism, and pleasure boating� On Oct. 19, 1774, Annapolis staged its own tea party when the owner of the Peggy Stewart was forced to burn the vessel at dockside. In 1783�1784, Annapolis served as the capital of the U.S. when the Congress met there� Annapolis is the site of the U.S. Naval Acad., founded in 1845�