National Geographic : 1939 Sep
Photograph byRobert F.Kniesche FUTURE ADMIRALS ARE TRAINED AT ANNAPOLIS, WHERE COLONIAL FORT SEVERN ONCE STOOD When the United States Naval Academy was founded in 1845, fort buildings were used as classrooms. Today Bancroft Hall, one ofthe world's largest dormitories, covers its site at the mouth of the Severn River. The sharp spire (lower center) is Maryland's State Capitol, surrounded by acity proudly preserving many fine colonial homes (page 391). Across the river is Greenbury Point and the Naval Radio Station. On the Chesapeake's far shore (upper right) lies Kent Island, seat of Claiborne's colonial trading post (page 376).