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

Ships' Wheels

Transportation Walk

 
 
Ships' Wheels Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 1, 2019
1. Ships' Wheels Marker
Inscription.  Starting in the 18th century, helm wheels begin to replace tillers for turning ships' rudders, making steering easier.
 
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.
 
Location. 38° 52.527′ N, 77° 0.054′ W. Marker is in Navy Yard in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker can be reached from 4th Street Southeast north of Tingey Street Southeast, on the left 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. Expanding Gate Valve (here, next to this marker); Suspension Bridge (a few steps from this marker); 1775 (a few steps from this marker); 1804-1806 (a few steps from this marker); 1806 (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named 1804-1806
Ships' Wheels Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 1, 2019
2. Ships' Wheels Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Four Bicycles and a Three-Wheeler (within shouting distance of this marker); 1969 (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 79 times since then and 4 times this year. Last updated on February 5, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 1, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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