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Mystic in New London County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Master Shipbuilders

 
 
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By Michael Herrick, August 26, 2013
1. Master Shipbuilders Marker
Inscription.
In Memory Of
1805 † George Greenman † 1891
1808 † Clark Greenman † 1877
1810 † Thomas S. Greenman † 1887
Master shipbuilders. Sons of Silas Greenman, shipbuilder, of Westerly, R.I. They established their first yard at the head of the Mystic River in 1827. In 1838 they removed to this point where they continued operations until 1879. During the intervening 52 years they built 94 ships and steamers. Three times in succession they launched from this site the largest vessel theretofore constructed in Connecticut, achieving through the years a reputation unsurpassed in national shipping circles for honest workmanship and superior design.
This tablet was placed to mark the spot where they laid the massive keels of the David Crockett and other noted clipper and packet ships by the Marine Historical Association, Incorporated. In grateful remembrance of their unforgotten qualities of heart and mind and their outstanding contribution to our nationís growth and wellbeing which first suggested the founding here of an association dedicated to the preservation of the principles by which they lived and which made their achievements possible.
A.D. 1952

 
Erected by Mystic Seaport.
 
Location. 41° 21.683′ 
Master Shipbuilders Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, August 26, 2013
2. Master Shipbuilders Marker
N, 71° 57.94′ W. Marker is in Mystic, Connecticut, in New London County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Greenmanville Avenue (Connecticut Route 27) and Bruggeman Place, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Located in Mystic Seaport. Fittingly, next to the Toy Boat Building, where children construct their own toy boats. Marker is at or near this postal address: 75 Greenmanville Avenue, Mystic CT 06355, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Training Ship Joseph Conrad (within shouting distance of this marker); Oyster Sloop Nellie (within shouting distance of this marker); Noank Well-Smack Emma C. Berry (within shouting distance of this marker); Western-Rig Dragger Florence (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Reproduction of Nantucket Islandís Brant Point Lighthouse (about 300 feet away); Fishing Schooner L.A. Dunton (about 400 feet away); Eastern-Rig Dragger Roann (about 400 feet away); Whale Ship Charles W. Morgan (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Mystic.
 
Also see . . .
1. Mystic Seaport, The Museum of America and the Sea. (Submitted on September 8, 2013, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. The Greenman Brothers Shipyard and Greenmanville. (Submitted on September 8, 2013, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
Master Shipbuilders Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, August 26, 2013
3. Master Shipbuilders Marker

 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 295 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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