|Location||Hawkins Point, Baltimore|
|River sources||Patapsco River|
|Max. width||3,000 feet (910 m)|
|Average depth||80 feet (24 m)|
|Shore length1||6,000 feet (1,800 m)|
|1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.|
Thoms Cove, 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 to the west and I-695 to the south.the nickname for Thomas Cove, is a natural cove approximately
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Hawkins Point is a neighborhood in the South District of Baltimore, located at the southern tip of the city between Curtis Bay (north) and the Anne Arundel County line (south) and Thoms Cove (east). Although its land area covers 2.6 square miles (6.7 km2), the population of Hawkins Point was estimated at just 10 people in 2009. The neighborhood is predominantly industrial.
Curtis Bay is a residential / commercial / industrial neighborhood in the southern portion of the City of Baltimore, Maryland, United States.
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In geology or geography, the word "quadrangle" usually refers to a United States Geological Survey (USGS) 7.5-minute quadrangle map, which are usually named after a local physiographic feature. The shorthand "quad" is also used, especially with the name of the map; for example, "the Ranger Creek, Texas quad map". These maps are one-quarter of the older 15-minute series. On a quadrangle map, the north and south limits of the quadrangle are not straight lines, but are actually curved to match Earth's lines of latitude on the standard projection. The east and west limits are usually not parallel as they match Earth's lines of longitude. In the United States, a 7.5 minute quadrangle map covers an area of 49 to 70 square miles.
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