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Will You Buy A Havre de Grace License Plate?

Havre de Grace could be featured on a license plate soon.

Just when you thought that on your bumper was looking lonely, here comes a license plate.

City officials and one local businessman have been working on a license plate to commemorate the bicentennial of the War of 1812 in Havre de Grace. The image was unveiled last Monday and provided to on Friday by .

According to Explore Harford, the plans to have the plates on hand within a month available at $35 or $40.

The owners of at least 25 registered vehicles will have to reserve a Havre de Grace license plate before the Motor Vehicle Administration finalizes the plate.

To get your name on the list, contact at brigittep@havredegracemd.com or 410-939-2100.

The logo was designed by Bill Watson, owner of Elementary Design By Watson and chairman of the city's tourism advisory board.

Marita O'Connell April 18, 2012 at 02:48 AM
If I understand correctly, this is not a Havre de Grace license plate promoting or advertising our wonderful city. It is commemorating or celebrating a War, with a large cannon, and a Union Jack, under which our city was attacked, ravaged, pillaged, and almost completely burned to the ground. Why would I want a license plate that commemorates or celebrates this War? Or any War, for that matter. I just don't get this. But I definitely would use a license plate that promotes the city.
Nettie Owens April 18, 2012 at 05:47 PM
I would definitely by a Havre de Grace license plate but I am in agreement that I might hesitate on one commemorating the War of 1812.
Blake McCloud April 18, 2012 at 10:28 PM
Nothing nice to say so I will leave it at that!
Roland April 23, 2012 at 04:34 PM
@Biller's Bikes & Marita O'Connell... I have to agree that one would think our city was founded in 1812 and the union jack and canon should go. Let's not forget that o'neil in a drunken state fired on the british causing them to burn our town down in retaliation. And what his daughter had to do with the british high command to get the drunk released......
Jessica July 19, 2012 at 04:10 AM
i will have to pass on this! too bad we couldn't just have a plate to celebrate our city, with maybe a lighthouse and yr we were founded . . .

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