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Somers Point in Atlantic County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Shipbuilding

 
 
Shipbuilding Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 2, 2013
1. Shipbuilding Marker
Inscription. Due to the deepwater harbor and the availability of timber, shipbuilding thrived along the Great Egg Harbor Bay from 1860-1890. Three-masted schooners, the likes of the Emma Cottingham and the 21 Friends, as well as sloops and barges dotted the bayfront. Van Sant’s at the foot of New Jersey Avenue was the last of the large shipyards. Boats were launched at the ends of Somers Avenue, George Street, and Delaware Avenue, Horses pulled boats from Sooy’s Boatworks at Pennsylvania and Shore Road down Delaware Avenue to the bay.
 
Erected by Shore Memorial Hospital and the City of Somers Point.
 
Location. 39° 18.702′ N, 74° 35.598′ W. Marker is in Somers Point, New Jersey, in Atlantic County. Marker is on Bay Avenue just south of Higbee Avenue. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Somers Point NJ 08244, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Anchorage (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Transportation (approx. ¼ mile away); Bay Avenue Night Life (approx. 0.3 miles away); Somers Mansion (approx. 0.3 miles away); Getting Around Somers Point
Shipbuilding Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 2, 2013
2. Shipbuilding Marker
Side view of the marker facing the harbor.
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Bass Harbor (approx. 0.3 miles away); Burial Ground of Col. Richard Somers (approx. 0.3 miles away); U.S. Navy Commandant Richard Somers’ Birthplace (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Somers Point.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Shipbuilding Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 2, 2013
3. Shipbuilding Marker
A view of the marker facing the street.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 340 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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