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

1956

Transportation Walk

 
 
1956 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 15, 2018
1. 1956 Marker
Inscription.
1956
The first containerized shipment travels from Newark, New Jersey to Houston, Texas. Loading full trailer bodies onto ships rather than loading and unloading the cargo revolutionizes shipping.

Container ship Hawaiian Enterprise leaves San Francisco, 1958.
Matson Navigation Company

Transportation Walk

 
Erected by United States Department of Transportation.
 
Location. 38° 52.526′ N, 77° 0.207′ W. Marker is in Navy Yard, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker can be reached from New Jersey Avenue SE north of Tingey Street SE, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington DC 20003, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 1958 (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named 1956 (a few steps from this marker); Wright Brothers' 1903 Flyer, Lockeheed Vega, P-51 Mustang Fighter, Bell-47 Flyer, Global Flyer (a few steps from this marker); Cantilever Bridge (a few steps from this marker); 1960/2000
1956 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 15, 2018
2. 1956 Marker
(a few steps from this marker); 1970/2000 (within shouting distance of this marker); April 1, 1967 (within shouting distance of this marker); 1967 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Navy Yard.
 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
 
1956 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 15, 2018
3. 1956 Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 18, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 15, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 39 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 15, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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