Colonial Shipbuilder's Tools
Shipbuilder's tools in the 16th and 17th Century were primitive but generally efficient. Shipbuilding was big business with an estimated 300 sailing ships built at the Port of Philadelphia between 1670 and 1710.
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. William Best (here, next to this marker); Colonial Philadelphia Watercraft (here, next to this marker); William Penn, Shipbuilder (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 . . .
1. "Shipbuilding and Shipyards," in The Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia
2. Pennsbury Manor. (Submitted on April 5, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Colonial Era • Man-Made Features • Settlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 135 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.