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Underground Railway and Waterway

Underground Railroad and WaterwayIn April 1848, the largest slave escape attempt on record in the United States took place at the Southwest Waterfront. Seventy-seven men, women, and children boarded ...

Underground Railroad and Waterway
In April 1848, the largest slave escape attempt on record in the United States took place at the Southwest Waterfront. Seventy-seven men, women, and children boarded the schooner Pearl to sail to freedom, but were ultimately recaptured. The waterfront continued to play a role in the antislavery activities of the Underground Railroad, with the Sixth Street wharf a meeting place from where slaves embarked for the north. 

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