Alexandria, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
The Fitting-Out Dock
Shipshape and Cargo-Ready
The ship-shaped lawn on your left is the size of the SS Gunston Hall, the first ship to be built by the Virginia Shipbuilding Corporation at Jones Point.
Erected by National Park Service.
Location. 38° 47.67′ N, 77° 2.368′ W. Marker is in Alexandria, Virginia. Marker can be reached from Jones Point Drive 0.3 miles east of South Royal Street, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker at the north end of Jones Point Park along the Potomac River. Marker is in this post office area: Alexandria VA 22314, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Race to Build Ships on Jones Point (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Tale of Three Jurisdictions World War I-Era Rudder (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mountains of Materials and Massive Manpower (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Civil War and Battery Rodgers (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Alexandria Ford Plant (approx. 0.2 miles away); Guarding the Potomac (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battery Rodgers (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Alexandria.
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