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Havre de Grace in Harford County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Pensell Propeller

Maritime Museum

 
 
Pensell Propeller Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, August 23, 2019
1. Pensell Propeller Marker
Inscription.  A propeller uses the principle of the screw to convert rotational motion into forward thrust to power a boat or ship in the water. This propeller was manufactured in 1895, and installed on the 135 foot tug Sea King. The tug reported for war in 1917 at Havre de Grace to have its steam boiler replaced, but the war ended before work was completed. There, it was abandoned and sank. In 1953, George Pensell cleared the wreck to build the Tidewater Marina. He salvaged the propeller and shaft and later donated them to the museum.
 
Erected by The Havre de Grace Maritime Museum.
 
Location. 39° 32.436′ N, 76° 5.196′ W. Marker is in Havre de Grace, Maryland, in Harford County. Marker is on Lafayette Street east of Pink Lane, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 Lafayette Street, Havre de Grace MD 21078, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Boyer Family Shad Shack (a few steps from this marker); Anchors (a few steps from this marker); Aids to Navigation Fog Bell (within shouting
Pensell Propeller image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, August 23, 2019
2. Pensell Propeller
distance of this marker); Nun Buoy (within shouting distance of this marker); A Perfect Location (within shouting distance of this marker); Hero's Reward (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Crucial Connection (about 300 feet away); Adding On (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Havre de Grace.
 
Categories. War, World IWaterways & Vessels
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 23, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 23, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 92 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 23, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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