Alexandria, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Mountains of Materials and Massive Manpower
Fighting World War I
Calling All Hands
Employees of the shipyard knew they were racing the clock to build the ships needed to win the war. To turn out ships as quickly as possible, the U.S. Emergency Fleet Corporation sought both experienced shipbuilders, and anyone who could use construction tools.
Erected by National Park Service.
Location. 38° 47.529′ N, 77° 2.375′ W. Marker is in Alexandria, Virginia. Marker can be reached from Jones Point Drive 0.3 miles east of South Royal Street, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is along the Potomac south of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge in Jones Point Park. Marker is in this post office area: Alexandria VA 22314, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. The Race to Build Ships on Jones Point (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Tale of Three Jurisdictions (about 400 feet away); World War I-Era Rudder (about 600 feet away); Mistress Margaret Brent (about 600 feet away); The Remarkable Margaret Brent (about 600 feet away); Who Owns the River? (about 600 feet away); The Nations Capital Begins Here 1791-1793 (about 700 feet away); First Original Federal Boundary Stone (about 700 feet away but has been reported missing). Click for a list of all markers in Alexandria.
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • War, World I • Waterways & Vessels •
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