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North Virginia Beach in Virginia Beach, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Outer planking from a vessel

 
 
Outer planking from a vessel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 30, 2021
1. Outer planking from a vessel Marker
Inscription.  This piece is part of a vessel which wrecked south of the Little Island Life-Saving Station, an area now known as Sandbridge in Virginia Beach. It was uncovered in December 1993 near the shoreline following a winter storm. This portion indicates the vessel was made of oad and fastened with both copper treenails and iron bolts. From fragments found at the wreck site, it is possible that the vessel's hull was covered in copper sheathing. It is estimated that the vessel was about 100-105 feet in length and 500-550 tons displacement. Analysis indicates the wreckage could be part of the barkentine Nettie which sailed from the West Indies to Norfolk with a cargo of salt and wrecked 1.25 miles south of the Little Island Life-Saving Station on January 7, 1894.
 
Erected by Virginia Beach Foundation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Waterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 36° 51.142′ N, 75° 58.525′ W. Marker is in North Virginia Beach in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Marker is on Virginia Beach Boardwalk
Outer planking from a vessel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 30, 2021
2. Outer planking from a vessel Marker
0.1 miles south of 24th Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2401 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach VA 23451, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Life-Saving Station (a few steps from this marker); The United States Life-Saving Service Stations & Crews (a few steps from this marker); U.S. Coast Guard Virginia Lifeboat Stations (a few steps from this marker); U-boats Off the Mid-Atlantic Coast (a few steps from this marker); Old Coast Guard Station (a few steps from this marker); Replica Race Point Surfboat (a few steps from this marker); 24th Street Park (a few steps from this marker); The War of 1812 / President – Little Belt Affair (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in North Virginia Beach.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 31, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 31, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 43 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 31, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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