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Southwest in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Navigating the Potomac River

 
 
Navigating the Potomac River Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 24, 2017
1. Navigating the Potomac River Marker
Inscription. Beginning in 1815, steamboats ferried passengers and goods across the river and connected the waterfront to Richmond and other points via Aquia Creek. Today's riverside activities continue to include boat day trips, excursions, and pleasure cruises on the Potomac. For boat owners and enthusiasts, the Capital Yacht Club, Gangplank Marina, and day piers offer a place to dock and partake in the excitement of The Wharf.
 
Location. 38° 52.763′ N, 77° 1.572′ W. Marker is in Southwest, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker can be reached from Water Street Southwest. Touch for map. On the District Pier in Southwest Washington. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20024, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Waterfront Industry and Commerce (a few steps from this marker); Creating the Waterfront (a few steps from this marker); African-American History in Southwest (a few steps from this marker); Long Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Urban Renewal (within shouting distance of this marker); America's Oldest Operating Fish Market (within shouting
Navigating the Potomac River Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones
2. Navigating the Potomac River Marker
distance of this marker); Houseboats on the Waterfront (within shouting distance of this marker); Underground Railroad and Waterway (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Southwest.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels
 
Navigating the Potomac River Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 24, 2017
3. Navigating the Potomac River Marker
Steamboat at the Wharf, Mount Vernon, Virginia<br>c. 1936 image. Click for full size.
Library of Congress
4. Steamboat at the Wharf, Mount Vernon, Virginia
c. 1936
Steamboat Wharf, Washington, D.C.<br>Drawn July 1839 image. Click for full size.
Library of Congress
5. Steamboat Wharf, Washington, D.C.
Drawn July 1839
Painting by Augustus Kollner
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 25, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 29, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 89 times since then and 26 times this year. Last updated on January 9, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. Photos:   1. submitted on October 29, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   2. submitted on January 9, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland.   3, 4, 5. submitted on October 29, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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