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Patapsco

 

A river in Maryland rising in Carroll County and emptying into Chesapeake Bay.

 

III

 

(Sch: 1. 101; b. 25; dph 115)

 

The third Patapsco, a privateer bottled up in Chesapeake Bay by British blockaders during the War of 1812, was hired by the Navy for service as a lookout in the lower bay to warn of British raids and to discourage attacks against American shipping in the Bay.