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

Potomac River Shoreline

 
 
Potomac River Shoreline Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 24, 2017
1. Potomac River Shoreline Marker
Inscription. The two-mile-long harbor known as the Washington Channel was established during a massive reclamation effort in the 1880s, creating Potomac Park and the adjacent Tidal Basin.
 
Location. 38° 52.825′ N, 77° 1.607′ W. Marker is in Southwest, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker can be reached from Water Street Southwest. Touch for map. This marker is embedded in the sidewalk 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. The River Queen (within shouting distance of this marker); "a magnificent waterfront entranceway..." (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); America's Oldest Operating Fish Market (about 400 feet away); Long Bridge (about 400 feet away); Navigating the Potomac River (about 400 feet away); Waterfront Industry and Commerce (about 400 feet away); Urban Renewal (about 400 feet away); Houseboats on the Waterfront (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Southwest.
 
Categories. Notable PlacesWaterways & Vessels
 
Potomac River Shoreline Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 24, 2017
2. Potomac River Shoreline Marker
The Washington Channel image. Click for full size.
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3. The Washington Channel
This C. 1935 aerial photo shows the Washington Channel running between East Potomac Park (Haines Point) on the left and Fort McNair (Greenleaf Point) on the right. The north end of the Channel is at the Tidal Basin and the South end at the mouth of the Anacostia River.
 
 
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 71 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. 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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