Port Jefferson in Suffolk County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
When a vessel was launched, it slid down the rails of the "well-worn ways." The rails in the pathway on either side of you were once part of the "ways" and were uncovered in 2007 while building Harborfront Park. From 1836 to 1917, over 140 ships were launched at the Bayles Shipyard, sliding down the well-worn ways.
"The Bayles shipyard was the most famous of the many yards which flourished at Port Jefferson but it was neither the first nor the last of such enterprises there – nor in fact, did it have the longest marine railway nor build the largest vessel. But it did build the largest number of ships and these carefully crafted products earned the yard an enviable and farreaching reputation."
James Madison Bayles III.
Historic Marker Research and Design by Mildred L. Michos and Kenneth C. Brady. 2008.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Waterways & Vessels.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 East Broadway, Port Jefferson NY 11777, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Delivered Afloat in the Harbor (within shouting distance of this marker); The Anchor of Our Community (within shouting distance of this marker); Bayles Chandlery (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); "Bucket of Blood" (about 700 feet away); First Baptist Church of Port Jefferson (approx. ¼ mile away); Culper Spy Ring (approx. 0.4 miles away); Roe Tavern (approx. 1.6 miles away); Setauket School (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Port Jefferson.
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