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Morrisville in Bucks County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

William Best

 
 
William Best Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 29, 2010
1. William Best Marker
Inscription.

Accompanying William Penn on his arrival in America aboard "The Welcome" at New Castle, Delaware in October of 1682 was William Best, a shipbuilder. Best built his first ship for the Governor at "Penny-Pot Free Landing", at the foot of Vine Street and was given the land as payment.
 
Erected by Pennsbury Manor.
 
Location. 40° 8.05′ N, 74° 46.116′ W. Marker is in Morrisville, Pennsylvania, in Bucks County. Click for map. Marker is at the Boat House, on the grounds of Pennsbury Manor. Marker is at or near this postal address: 400 Pennsbury Memorial Road, Morrisville PA 19067, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Colonial Philadelphia Watercraft (here, next to this marker); William Penn, Shipbuilder (here, next to this marker); Colonial Shipbuilder's Tools (here, next to this marker); William Penn and His Indian Neighbors (here, next to this marker); Lenni-Lenape (Delaware) Indians (here, next to this marker); William Penn's Personal Sailing Barge (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named William Penn (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pennsbury (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Morrisville.
 
Also see . . .

William Best Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 29, 2010
2. William Best Marker

1. Pennsbury Manor. (Submitted on April 5, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. "Some Colonial Ships Built in Philadelphia," in PA Magazine of History and Biography. (Submitted on April 5, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraMan-Made FeaturesSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels
 
William Penn's Barge (reproduction) at Boat House image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 29, 2010
3. William Penn's Barge (reproduction) at Boat House
William Penn's Barge (reproduction) at Boat House image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 29, 2010
4. William Penn's Barge (reproduction) at Boat House
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 165 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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