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

America's Oldest Operating Fish Market

 
 
America's Oldest Operating Fish Market Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 30, 2017
1. America's Oldest Operating Fish Market Marker
Inscription. The Maine Avenue Fish Market is the oldest continuously operating open-air fish market in the United States. When it opened in 1805, Washington was the center of the local fish and oyster trade, In the 1900s, it was known for the “jolly fish packers,” and later saw the construction of the Municipal Fish Market. The seafood tradition carries on today with the barges and restaurants along the waterfront.
 
Location. 38° 52.775′ N, 77° 1.556′ W. Marker is in Southwest, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker can be reached from Wharf Street Southwest. Touch for map. This marker is on the District Pier at DC Wharf 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. Long Bridge (here, next to this marker); Houseboats on the Waterfront (a few steps from this marker); Urban Renewal (a few steps from this marker); Creating the Waterfront (within shouting distance of this marker); "a magnificent waterfront entranceway..." (within shouting distance of this marker); African-American History in Southwest
America's Oldest Operating Fish Market Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 30, 2017
2. America's Oldest Operating Fish Market Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Underground Railroad and Waterway (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War at the Southwest Waterfront (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Southwest.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
The Virginia Estelle image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 30, 2017
3. The Virginia Estelle
Cliff Evans
Fresh Fish
Crabmeat and Clams
Oysters
in
Pints Quarts
and Gallons
Close-up of photo on marker
Shucking Clams image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 24, 2017
4. Shucking Clams
at the Maine Avenue Fish Market.
Captain White's image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 24, 2017
5. Captain White's
at the Maine Avenue Fish Market.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 9, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 7, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 29 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 7, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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