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Olde Towne in Portsmouth, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Naval Shipyard Museum

Formally Norfolk County Ferries Maintenance Building

 
 
Naval Shipyard Museum Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Scott Rollins, June 1, 2009
1. Naval Shipyard Museum Marker
Inscription.  Constructed in 1919, this building was used as a maintenance building for the Norfolk County ferries. From 1636 to 1955 the ferries provided service for passengers and their various modes of transportation across the Elizabeth River between Norfolk and Portsmouth. The ferries were discontinued in 1955, but were re-established in 1983 for passenger transportation only. The building has been home to the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum since 1963, when the original museum was moved from inside the Norfolk Naval Shipyard. The museum researches, preserves and promotes the history of the City of Portsmouth, Norfolk Naval Shipyard and the armed forces in Hampton Roads.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1919.
 
Location. 36° 50.144′ N, 76° 17.81′ W. Marker is in Portsmouth, Virginia. It is in Olde Towne. Marker is on Water Street north of High Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Portsmouth VA 23704, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Revolutionary War at Portsmouth (a few steps from this marker); Cornwallis' Embarkation
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(a few steps from this marker); John Luke Porter (within shouting distance of this marker); Seaboard Air Line Railroad (within shouting distance of this marker); Home Site of William Crawford (d. 1762) Founder of Portsmouth (within shouting distance of this marker); The Elizabeth River (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Col. William Craford (about 400 feet away); Crawford House (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Portsmouth.
 
Naval Shipyard Museum and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Scott Rollins, June 1, 2009
2. Naval Shipyard Museum and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 1, 2023. It was originally submitted on June 30, 2009, by Kristin Rollins of Portsmouth, Virginia. This page has been viewed 971 times since then and 113 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 30, 2009, by Kristin Rollins of Portsmouth, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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