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Trenton in Mercer County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

John Fitch Steamboat Dock

 
 
John Fitch Steamboat Dock Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, April 13, 1999
1. John Fitch Steamboat Dock Marker
Inscription.  This commemorates the genius, patience and perseverance of Lieutenant John Fitch, inventor of the first steamboat. It made successful trips between Philadelphia and Trenton in 1790 and docked near this site.
 
Erected 1921 by Commissioners of Trenton. Relocated to this site, Spring 1998.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Waterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 40° 12.455′ N, 74° 45.918′ W. Marker is in Trenton, New Jersey, in Mercer County. Marker can be reached from the North Parking Lot of KatManDu Restaurant. KatManDu Restaurant is off of State Route 29 near the Warren Street Exit. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 50 River View Plaza, Trenton NJ 08611, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Trenton Iron Works 1847-1867 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Trenton Ferry (approx. 0.2 miles away); Trent House (approx. 0.4 miles away); William Trent House (NHL) (approx. 0.4 miles away); William Trent House (approx. 0.4 miles away);
John Fitch Steamboat Dock Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, November 2007
2. John Fitch Steamboat Dock Marker
a different marker also named William Trent House (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named William Trent House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Pennsylvania (approx. 0.4 miles away in Pennsylvania). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Trenton.
 
John Fitch Steamboat Dock Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, November 2007
3. John Fitch Steamboat Dock Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 27, 2007, by Gary Nigh of Trenton, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,884 times since then and 4 times this year. Last updated on February 2, 2021, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 27, 2007, by Gary Nigh of Trenton, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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