Cape Charles in Northampton County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Cape Charles to Little Creek
During World War II, it became necessary to add more carrying space to accommodate leave schedules — military personnel heading north on Friday and returning by early Monday. So, in the off-season, the SS Delmarva and the SS Princess Anne were taken to dry dock, cut in two, and 90 feet were added to each mid-section. The SS Pocahontas, initially 300 feet long, was renovated and 75 feet were added to her mid-section.
Around 1950, as traffic continued to increase, the ferry operation was moved to Kiptopeke Beach, VA, shortening the run by 20 minutes. The continued ferry traffic increases at Kiptopeke and a strike led to the building of the present Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel.
Erected by Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network.
Location. 37° 16.017′ N, 76° 1.161′ W. Marker is in Cape Charles, Virginia, in Northampton County. Marker is on Mason Avenue (State Road Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cape Charles VA 23310, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Chesapeake Bay Impact Crater (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rails Overlooking the Chesapeake Bay (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cape Charles Colored School (approx. 0.6 miles away); Cape Charles (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Custis Tombs (approx. 2.8 miles away); Mansion Site (approx. 2.8 miles away); Bacon's Rebellion (approx. 2.8 miles away); Indians (approx. 2.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Cape Charles.
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