Thoms Cove

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Thoms Cove
Location Hawkins Point, Baltimore
Coordinates 39°12′43″N 76°32′49″W / 39.212°N 76.547°W / 39.212; -76.547[1][2]Coordinates: 39°12′43″N 76°32′49″W / 39.212°N 76.547°W / 39.212; -76.547[1][2]
River sources Patapsco River
Max. width 3,000 feet (910 m)
Average depth 80 feet (24 m)
Salinity Brackish
Shore length1 6,000 feet (1,800 m)
Frozen Seasonal
Islands 0
Settlements Baltimore
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Thoms Cove,[3] the nickname for Thomas Cove,[4] is a natural cove approximately 1,500 feet (0.28 mi) in diameter in Hawkins Point, Baltimore on the northeastern end of the peninsula with the tidal Patapsco River to the northeast, Curtis Bay to the northwest, Hawkins Point[4][5] to the west and I-695 to the south.

Thoms Cove is bordered by Eastalco Aluminum Company's loading and storage facility[6] and a Superfund landfill.[4] It is in the USGS quadrangle "Curtis Bay" and a Maryland grid coordinate of 500800N and 928000E[3] and is largely administered by the Maryland Port Administration.

Thoms Cove in the distance


  1. ^ "Google Map of Thoms Cove". Retrieved January 17, 2013. 
  2. ^ 369003013 Thoms Cove on OpenStreetMap
  3. ^ a b "Facts About Thoms Cove Site I & II" (PDF). Maryland Department of the Environment. August 21, 2007. Retrieved January 17, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c "MES Hawkins Point Hazardous Waste Landfill". US EPA. October 2012. Retrieved January 17, 2013. 
  5. ^ Keith, Robert C. Baltimore Harbor: A Pictoral History. p. 38. 
  6. ^ "Facts About Eastalco Compensatory Storage Facility (MD-561)" (PDF). Maryland Department of the Environment. Retrieved January 17, 2013.