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

1817

Transportation Walk

 
 
1817 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 1, 2019
1. 1817 Marker
Inscription.  Captain Henry M. Shreve designs a shallow hull and high-pressure engine so steamboats can navigate upriver to Western Waters. His Washington makes the round trip between Louisville and New Orleans in 41 days.
 
Erected by U.S. Department of Transportation.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the D.C. - Transportation Walk series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1817.
 
Location. Marker has been reported unreadable. 38° 52.578′ N, 77° 0.051′ W. Marker is in Navy Yard in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker can be reached from M Street Southeast east of 4th Street Southeast, on the right when traveling east. 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 location. 1830 (here, next to this marker); 1865-1869 (here, next to this marker); 1840-1950 (a few steps from this marker); Switching Yard (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named 1830
1817 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, February 2, 2018
2. 1817 Marker
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(a few steps from this marker); 1825 (a few steps from this marker); 1827 (a few steps from this marker); 1833 (a few steps from 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 4 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on April 1, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   2. submitted on February 2, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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