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

1775

Transportation Walk

 
 
1775 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 1, 2019
1. 1775 Marker
Inscription.  America's First Submarine, the Turtle, is built by David Bushnell to break the British blockade of New York. The driver uses a hand driven propeller to move it beneath its target.
 
Erected by U.S. Department of Transportation.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the D.C. - Transportation Walk series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1775.
 
Location. 38° 52.526′ N, 77° 0.092′ W. Marker is in Navy Yard in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker can be reached from 3rd Street Southeast north of Tingey Street Southeast, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1200 New Jersey Avenue Southeast, Washington DC 20003, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Three Gas Pumps (here, next to this marker); 1786 (here, next to this marker); 1977 (a few steps from this marker); 1969 (a few steps from this marker); Four Bicycles and a Three-Wheeler (within shouting distance
1775 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 1, 2019
2. 1775 Marker
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of this marker); 1804-1806 (within shouting distance of this marker); 1631 (within shouting distance of this marker); Arch Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Navy Yard.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 15, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 76 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 1, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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