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"Sign of the Ship" Tavern

 
 
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By Don Morfe, September 28, 2019
1. "Sign of the Ship" Marker
Inscription.  Site of famous tavern of Revolutionary days known as "The Sign of the Ship." John Marshall was then innkeeper. Officers of Continental Army were quartered here. Washington, Lafayette, Aaron Burr and Commodore Perry were among its distinguished guests. Captain Patrick O'Flinn, Officer of American Revolution was proprietor, 1797 to 1818.

Historic Markers Commission - 1932
 
Erected 1932 by Historic Markers Commission.
 
Location. 39° 44.382′ N, 75° 33.096′ W. Marker is in Wilmington, Delaware, in New Castle County. Memorial is at the intersection of 3rd Street and North Market Street on 3rd Street. The marker is mounted on the side of the building on 3rd Street. The main entrance to that building is at 230 North Market Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wilmington DE 19801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Farmers Bank (a few steps from this marker); Lincoln's Speech (within shouting distance of this marker); Delaware's Jewish Community (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line);

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By Don Morfe, September 28, 2019
2. "Sign of the Ship" Marker
Thomas Garrett (about 300 feet away); Brown v. Board of Education (about 600 feet away); Willingtown Square (about 800 feet away); Grand Lodge of Delaware A.F.&A.M. (about 800 feet away); Old Town Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wilmington.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceWar, US Revolutionary
 
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By Don Morfe, September 28, 2019
3. "Sign of the Ship" Marker
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 2, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 1, 2019, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 49 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 1, 2019, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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