Watch this drone video of Baltimore's abandoned island - Baltimore


Jun. 2, 2017 12:29 pm

Watch this drone video of Baltimore’s abandoned island

Fly over Fort Carroll in this new vid from Daniel Regner.

Fort Carroll from above.

(Screenshot via Daniel Regner/Vimeo)

Near the Key Bridge, Fort Carroll is a fascinating piece of Baltimore history.

Now abandoned, the manmade island that was constructed in 1848 has some eye-catching architecture and a lighthouse. According to Baltimore Heritage, it also had a variety of uses as a storage spot and pistol range before being abandoned in 1920.

Since then, developers have had plans like a casino and conference center, but none came to fruition, the AP reported back in 2004.

A drone video posted this week on Vimeo by Daniel Regner captures the mysterious desolation of the island, and shows that it continues to be a home for birds.

And hey, the harbor views aren’t bad, either.

Stephen Babcock

Stephen Babcock is Market Editor for Baltimore and DC. A graduate of Northeastern University, he moved to Baltimore following stints in New Orleans and Rio Arriba County, New Mexico. His work has appeared in The New York Times, Baltimore Fishbowl, NOLA Defender, Times-Picayune and the Rio Grande Sun.


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