Patriotic buoy reinstalled for the season

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The Coast Guard cutter James Rankin, a 175-foot buoy tender home-ported in Baltimore, set the historic Francis Scott Key buoy in the Patapsco River Monday near the Francis Scott Key Bridge.

The buoy marks the spot where the ship carrying Francis Scott Key, the author of "The Star-Spangled Banner", was anchored during the bombardment of Fort McHenry during the War of 1812. Each year the buoy is set in the spring to mark the historic location of the event and later removed in the fall.

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