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Experience Harriet Tubman by Sea II
Experience Harriet Tubman & the Underground Railroad by Sea offers visitors the opportunity to experience and learn about the life of Harriet Tubman and historical details of the Underground Railroad on the very landscapes where these events happened and where the people lived, specifically along the river landscapes of the Transquaking River near Bucktown and Aireys in Dorchester County, Maryland. Paddle by canoe or kayak the Transquaking River, a place where little has changed since the 1800's when the locals of long ago ventured up and down that waterway. Let a local family that has called this place home since the mid 1600's tell you of the expeditions of the people that lived there and of those who where trying to escape. You will learn by experience some of the ways the river helped and hindered them in their plight for their American dream. This river landscape features historic sites directly related to Harriet Tubman and her family, and the lives of several freedom seekers fleeing this region of the County during the early to mid nineteenth century.The kayak tour affords visitors a unique opportunity and perspective on the nearly pristine environment virtually unchanged from Tubman's days enslaved here.
Currently open to public.
Blackwater Paddle & Pedal, 4303 Bucktown RD, Cambridge, 21613
Website: Experience Harriet Tubman by Sea II
National Park Unit:
Ownership: Jay and Susan Meredith
Location Type: Program
Freedom Seekers: Harriet Tubman
UGRR Operatives: Harriet Tubman