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

William Penn's Personal Sailing Barge

 
 
William Penn's Personal Sailing Barge Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 29, 2010
1. William Penn's Personal Sailing Barge Marker
Marker on right
Inscription.

The barge was typical of luxurious 17th century rivercraft. It would have been equally at home in the Seine, the Thames or the Delaware Rivers.

Length Overall: 27.6
Length Waterline: 25.3
Beam: 5.0
Draft Loaded: 1.3 ½
Displacement: 2330 lbs.
Built by: Southwest Boat Corporation
Southwest Harbor, Me. (July 1968)
Designed by: Charles Wittholz
315 Lexington Drive
Silver Spring, Maryland
Project Architects: Wassel & Pyros
 
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); Colonial Shipbuilder's Tools (here, next to this marker); William Penn and His Indian Neighbors

William Penn's Barge (reproduction) at Boat House image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
2. William Penn's Barge (reproduction) at Boat House
(here, next to this marker); Lenni-Lenape (Delaware) Indians (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. (Submitted on April 5, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Pennsbury Manor. (Submitted on April 5, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraMan-Made FeaturesWaterways & Vessels
 
William Penn's Barge (reproduction) at Boat House image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
3. 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 184 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
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