Sparrows Point

This story, by Jamie Smith Hopkins of the Baltimore Sun, came in first (Best in Show) for Business Reporting at the 2013 MDDC Press Awards.

Experience Sparrows Point, “A year after closing of mill, lives still unsettled” →

Sunday, June 9, 2013 cover and inside story (layout by Jay Judge)

Sparrows Point: A year after collapse, unsettled lives

Series introduction with archived photo slide show

Accompanying video shot and produced by Stokely Baksh

Featured videos from “Mill Stories” by the students of UMBC

One of five additional online-only profiles

Line chart showing the decline of workers employed by Bethlehem Steel at Sparrows Point

Interactive historical timeline by Olivia Hubert-Allen and Paul McCardell

Home page slide photo: A workman in the blast furnace at Bethlehem Steel Co in October, 1951. (Robert F. Kniesche/Baltimore Sun)


  1. Marielle Vellido
    March 14, 2018

    Hi, i was just wondering if someone can help me find out my father records at Bethlehem steel company in Baltimore , his name is maximo vellido ( passed away 15years ago, ) he used to work for that company for 30-40 years estimated.. i haven’t met and even see his picture, i dont know how to contact to company.. he died for a lung cancer.. as what my mom said according to my father, he worked hard overtime,and give his whole life to that company and got nothing in returned. I am also one of the veterans survivor family.. thanks

    • Nick
      March 15, 2018

      Hi Marielle,

      I haven’t worked at the Baltimore Sun for a few years so unfortunately I won’t be any help to you. Try contacting the newsroom here:

      Email with news tips or call (410) 332-6000 with tips or general inquiries


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