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Alexandria, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Shipyard Park

Harborside

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, December 10, 2019
1. Shipyard Park Marker
Inscription.  John Hunter established one of the first shipyards in the City at the foot of Wilkes Street as early at 1783. The first "Potomac River Longboat" was built here at Hunters Shipyard in 1815. Shipbuilding and repair continued on this site for well over 100 years.

This park was constructed through a cooperative effort of the City of Alexandria, the National Park Service, Dominion Lands, Inc. and Abramson Properties.

Dedicated to the citizens of Alexandria by Mayor Patricia Ticer on September 29, 1994.
 
Erected 1994 by The City of Alexandria, the National Park Service, Dominion Lands, Inc. and Abramson Properties.
 
Location. 38° 48.007′ N, 77° 2.374′ W. Marker is in Alexandria, Virginia. Marker can be reached from Wolfe Street 0.1 miles east of South Union Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2 Wolfe Street, Alexandria VA 22314, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. In Memory of Captain Ryan Wojtanowski (within shouting distance of this marker); Windmill Hill (about 600 feet away,
Shipyard Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, December 10, 2019
2. Shipyard Park Marker
measured in a direct line); Wilkes Street Tunnel (about 700 feet away); George Johnston's Home (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Alexandria Ford Plant (approx. 0.2 miles away); Home of Dr. James Craik (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Earliest Inhabitants (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battery Cove Filled: A New Shipyard (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alexandria.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 10, 2019. This page originally submitted on December 10, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 44 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 10, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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