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

A portion of the engine from the George Farwell

 
 
A portion of the engine from the <i>George Farwell</i> Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 30, 2021
1. A portion of the engine from the George Farwell Marker
Inscription.  On the night of October 20, 1906, the steamship George Farwell coasted along the Cape Henry shoreline to conserve fuel. During the night a storm developed and the Farwell ran aground 600 yards offshore south of Cape Henry Life-Saving Station. In a rare night breeches buoy rescue, surfmen from the Cape Henry and Virginia Beach Life-Saving Stations brought the sixteen crewmen to shore. After the cargo and more easily removable items were salvaged. the George Farwell was abandoned and left to the elements. The engine was visible above the breakers and became a landmark to all who walked the beach. This portion of the boiler was donated by the U.S. Army, Fort Story, Virginia.
 
Erected by Virginia Beach Foundation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Waterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 36° 51.139′ N, 75° 58.554′ W. Marker is in North Virginia Beach in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Marker is on Virginia Beach Boardwalk, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is
A portion of the engine from the <i>George Farwell</i> Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 30, 2021
2. A portion of the engine from the George Farwell Marker
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. Stern piece of a ship (a few steps from this marker); 24th Street Park (a few steps from this marker); U-boats Off the Mid-Atlantic Coast (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S. Coast Guard Virginia Lifeboat Stations (within shouting distance of this marker); The United States Life-Saving Service Stations & Crews (within shouting distance of this marker); Replica Race Point Surfboat (within shouting distance of this marker); Outer planking from a vessel (within shouting distance of this marker); The Life-Saving Station (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in North Virginia Beach.
 
A portion of the engine from the <i>George Farwell</i> image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones
3. A portion of the engine from the George Farwell
 
 
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 38 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 31, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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