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Mays Landing in Atlantic County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

George Wheaton’s Shipyard

Circa 1830-1874

 
 
George Wheaton’s Shipyard Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, January 18, 2016
1. George Wheaton’s Shipyard Marker
Inscription. Shipbuilding developed in this area at an early period, probably between 1720-1750. George May lived near this spot and is alleged to have built sloops here prior to the Revolution. According to the Penna. Packet, an early shipyard was here in 1779. Wheaton was the cutting ship timber in 1824. Between 1830-1874, he built at least 23 vessels in this town. The last was the Martin L. Smith on the ways and uncompleted at his death. The contract price was $4200.00. His funeral service was the first performed by Unity Lodge No. 96. F&A.M.
 
Erected 1976 by Hamilton Twp. Bicentennial Committee.
 
Location. 39° 27.014′ N, 74° 43.372′ W. Marker is in Mays Landing, New Jersey, in Atlantic County. Marker is on Atlantic Avenue (US 40). Click for map. The marker is located in Gaskill Park, Hamilton Township. Marker is in this post office area: Mays Landing NJ 08330, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. American Hotel (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Atlantic County Court House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fallen Soldiers Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Colonel Richard Wescoat
George Wheaton’s Shipyard Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, January 18, 2016
2. George Wheaton’s Shipyard Marker
(approx. 0.3 miles away); The Presbyterian Church Mays Landing (approx. 0.3 miles away); Bethlehem Loading Co. (approx. 3.2 miles away); Welcome to Atlantic County Park at Estell Manor! (approx. 3.7 miles away); The Estellville Methodist Church (approx. 3.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Mays Landing.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 269 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. 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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