This is What Baltimore Harbor Looked Like in 1973

This is bleak. Times were tough in the 1970s. Here’s a shot of what Baltimore Harbor looked like in 1973.

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Trash and Old Tires Litter the Shore at the Middle Branch of Baltimore Harbor, 01/1973.
Trash and Old Tires Litter the Shore at the Middle Branch of Baltimore Harbor, 01/1973.

Source: U.S. National Archives

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Tom founded Ghosts of DC on January 4th, 2012 as a blog to uncover the lost and untold history of Washington, D.C. He has lived in the city for over a decade and loves exploring every corner of the District.

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  • Jon

    It is sad what we had done to the water front, I am so happy that we have turned it around in most parts. I do have hope that our kids will see a brighter day.