Shipwright Street

Shipwright Street, Annapolis, Maryland

Shipwright Street

While most hauntings take place in a home or a building of some sorts, Annapolis is one town that has a few haunted streets. One street, Shipwright Street, is the scene of a ghostly funeral that forever seems to continue even to this day.

The Last British Governor

Robert Eden was the last English Governor that served under the king. He served from 1769 to 1776. When the Declaration of Independence was signed, Eden was no longer considered Governor and fled to England, abandoning all of his possessions. In 1784 he returned to Annapolis but was very weary of everyone and kept a low profile until his death that same year.

Secret Funeral Service

Despite being a friendly governor, his friends worried about him being a target so they planned a quiet funeral and a secret burial plot. They held his funeral in the middle of the night and took his body down Shipwright Street to the docks where he was taken by boat to St. Margaret’s Churchyard. After 150 years his body was moved into town to St. Annes Cemetery, where his original plot was suppose to be.

People claim on dark foggy nights you can see the funeral and his body being carried down Shipwright Street by slaves.

Resources

Carter, M. & Dray, J. (2012) Haunted Annapolis: Ghosts of the Capital City. Haunted America. Charleston, SC.

Okonowicz, E. (2007). Haunted Maryland: Ghosts and strange Phenomena of the Old Line State. Stackpole Books, Mechanicsburg, PA