Joseph Stewart's Canal (near Taylors Island, MD)

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Title

Joseph Stewart's Canal (near Taylors Island, MD)

Subject

Subject (Topic)
Slavery--Maryland
Underground Railroad
United States--Maryland--Taylor's Island

Subject (Name)
Tubman, Harriet, 1820-1913
Stewart, Joseph Fookes, 1779-1839

Description

Between 1810 to 1832, enslaved and free blacks dug a seven-mile canal through the marshes of Parson’s Creek near the town of Madison, MD. The canal, used for commercial transportation, was owned by the slaveholding Stewart family, who had hired-out Harriet Tubman. Tubman’s father, Ben Ross worked at nearby timbering operation, transporting materials on the canal.

Source

New York Times

Publisher

New York Times

Rights

New York Times

Format

JPEG

Language

English

Bibliographic Citation

Stodghill, Ron. “Harriet Tubman’s Path to Freedom.” New York Times. Accessed November, 29, 2018, https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/02/24/travel/underground-railroad-slavery-harriet-tubman-byway-maryland.html

Rights Holder

Renée Ater

Citation

“Joseph Stewart's Canal (near Taylors Island, MD),” Harriet Tubman Monuments, accessed February 9, 2023, http://harriettubmanmonuments.slaverymonuments.org/items/show/75.