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Southwest in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Navigating the Potomac River

 
 
Navigating the Potomac River Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 24, 2017
1. Navigating the Potomac River Marker
Inscription. Beginning in 1815, steamboats ferried passengers and goods across the river and connected the waterfront to Richmond and other points via Aquia Creek. Today's riverside activities continue to include boat day trips, excursions, and pleasure cruises on the Potomac. For boat owners and enthusiasts, the Capital Yacht Club, Gangplank Marina, and day piers offer a place to dock and partake in the excitement of The Wharf.
 
Location. 38° 52.743′ N, 77° 1.597′ W. Marker is in Southwest, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker can be reached from Water Street Southwest. Touch for map. On the District Pier in Southwest Washington. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20024, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Civil War at the Southwest Waterfront (a few steps from this marker); African-American History in Southwest (within shouting distance of this marker); Creating the Waterfront (within shouting distance of this marker); Urban Renewal (within shouting distance of this marker); Long Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); America's Oldest Operating Fish Market
Navigating the Potomac River Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 24, 2017
2. Navigating the Potomac River Marker
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Houseboats on the Waterfront (about 300 feet away); "a magnificent waterfront entranceway..." (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Southwest.
 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
 
Steamboat at the Wharf, Mount Vernon, Virginia<br>c. 1936 image. Click for full size.
Library of Congress
3. Steamboat at the Wharf, Mount Vernon, Virginia
c. 1936
Steamboat Wharf, Washington, D.C.<br>Drawn July 1839 image. Click for full size.
Library of Congress
4. Steamboat Wharf, Washington, D.C.
Drawn July 1839
Painting by Augustus Kollner
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 30, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 29, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 57 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 29, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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