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Riverside in Newport News, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

US Navy Admiralty Pattern Anchor

ca. 1900 - 1950

 

— Gift of Baldt Anchor, Chain & Forge Division of The Boston Metals Company —

 
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By Devry Becker Jones, February 26, 2021
1. US Navy Admiralty Pattern Anchor Marker
Inscription.  This anchor is marked "USBN 2438lbs" and was manufactured for the United States Navy Bureau, a materials-support department from 1842 until 1966.
 
Erected by Mariners' Museum; sponsored by John Jamison in honor of Mary Brevard; restored by Davis Boat Works, Inc. and Coastal Cleaning, LLC.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: MilitaryWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1842.
 
Location. 37° 3.303′ N, 76° 29.347′ W. Marker is in Riverside in Newport News, Virginia. Marker is on Museum Drive 0.3 miles south of Lakeside Drive, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 121 Museum Dr, Newport News VA 23606, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Spanish Bronze Gun (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Spanish Bronze Gun (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); USS Monitor: America's First Ironclad (about 500 feet away); Admiralty Pattern Anchor (about 500 feet away); Leifr Eiriksson
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By Devry Becker Jones, February 26, 2021
2. US Navy Admiralty Pattern Anchor
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(approx. 0.3 miles away); Waters Creek (approx. 0.4 miles away); Captain Christopher Newport (approx. 0.4 miles away); Estelle and George Abernathy (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Riverside.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 26, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 26, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 44 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 26, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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