New Castle in New Castle County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
New Castle Harbor
The ice pairs of ice breakers in the river were essential to the safety of wooden ships. At a time when the harbor of Philadelphia could freeze over in the winter, New Castle serves as an alternative harbor and refuge from dangerous ice floes. The tires you see today were build in the 1800's, starting in 1803.
Letters A through N on this 1984 map show the locations of both current and previous ice piers. You are located near Letter E. Not that the 1805 shoreline was well behind you.
Erected by New Castle Community Parthnership.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1857.
Location. 39° 39.46′ Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Castle DE 19720, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Crossing the Delaware (here, next to this marker); Delaware Street Wharf Reconstruction (within shouting distance of this marker); New Castle and Frenchtown Railroad (within shouting distance of this marker); Landing Place of William Penn (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gunning Bedford House (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named New Castle and Frenchtown Railroad (about 500 feet away); Packet Alley (about 500 feet away); Home of George Read (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Castle.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 21, 2022. It was originally submitted on February 2, 2022, by Adam Margolis of Mission Viejo, California. This page has been viewed 124 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on February 2, 2022, by Adam Margolis of Mission Viejo, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.