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Reedville in Northumberland County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Elva C Tender Skiff

 
 
The Elva C Tender Skiff Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, July 4, 2021
1. The Elva C Tender Skiff Marker
Inscription.  
This skiff was the tender skiff for the Elva C which is the deck/pound net boat tied at the museum's dock.

She was built in 1972 by George Pope Butler at the Reedville Marine Railway, located on Main Street.

With the Elva C she was a working boat in this area for many years.

Both the Elva C and her tender skiff were donated by the Swift Family of Reedville in honor of Capt. Ira "Brother" Swift, on behalf of his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1972.
 
Location. 37° 50.653′ N, 76° 16.538′ W. Marker is in Reedville, Virginia, in Northumberland County. Marker can be reached from Main Street just south of Reed Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 408 Main St, Reedville VA 22539, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. George M. Butler Skiff (here, next to this marker); George Pope Butler Skiff (here, next to this marker); Rowing Skiff (a few steps from this marker); The Lillian-B

The Elva C Tender Skiff image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, July 4, 2021
2. The Elva C Tender Skiff
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(a few steps from this marker); Chesapeake Bay Log Canoe (within shouting distance of this marker); "The Save The Stack Committee" (within shouting distance of this marker); Claud W. Somers (within shouting distance of this marker); The Reedville Railway (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Reedville.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 5, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 5, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 20 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 5, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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