Thereâ€™s a reason Havre de Grace means â€œharbor of grace.â€ This little town at the mouth of the Susquehanna River is big in charm and personality that has developed over the last four centuries.
The town became known as Havre de Grace around 1782, when, in a letter to George Washington, Revolutionary War hero Marquis de Lafayette likened it to the French seaport, Le Havre. But the townâ€™s history actually dates all the way back to John Smithâ€™s exploration of the Upper Chesapeake Bay and Susquehanna River in 1608. During his journeys, Smith described the natives living here as â€œthe most noble and heroic nation of Indians â€“ large & warlike and for the most part seven feet tall â€“ voices deep and hollow as coming out of a cave â€“ stately and majestic â€“ great warriors.â€ For more information call me! 443-350-5696