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

Ferry Site

 
 
Ferry Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 20, 2008
1. Ferry Site Marker
Inscription.  At this site before 1748, a ferry was first owned and operated by Garrett Johnson.

It was used to transport the artillery from Pennsylvania to New Jersey the night Washington crossed the Delaware, December 25, 1776. At that time, it was operated by James Slack.

This ferry is a full scale authentic reproduction of the type seen on the Delaware River in the 18th century.
 
Erected by Washington Crossing Association of NJ.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical date for this entry is December 25, 1911.
 
Location. 40° 17.818′ N, 74° 52.054′ W. Marker is in Titusville, New Jersey, in Mercer County. Marker is on River Drive, on the right when traveling north. Marker is in Washington Crossing State Park, behind the Nelson House near the River. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Titusville NJ 08560, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Washington Crossing (here, next to this marker); The Site of Washington’s Crossing (within shouting distance of this marker); The Christmas Night Crossing (within shouting
Ferry Boat image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 20, 2008
2. Ferry Boat
This ferry replica is located behind the Nelson House in Washington Crossing State Park. The Continental army used boats like this when they crossed the Delaware River on Christmqas night, 1776.
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distance of this marker); Washington Crossed the Delaware (within shouting distance of this marker); Crossing of the Delaware (within shouting distance of this marker); 200th Birthday of George Washington (within shouting distance of this marker); Bicentennial of General George Washington's Birthday (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Crossing (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Titusville.
 
Also see . . .  Washington Crosses the Delaware, 1776. (Submitted on April 24, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.)
 
The Nelson House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 20, 2008
3. The Nelson House
The Nelson House is at the site where Washington's army crossed the Delaware River in 1776. The Ferry Site marker is located just north of it.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 24, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,133 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 24, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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