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1631

Transportation Walk

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, April 1, 2019
1. 1631 Marker
Inscription.  America's first ferry-man Edward Converse is paid one or two pence a person, six pence per pig and extra monies to run the ferry at night across the Charles River between Boston and Charlestown.

The Ferry Boat, Fanny Palmer. The Old Print Shop, New York.

 
Erected by U.S. Department of Transportation.
 
Location. 38° 52.521′ N, 77° 0.112′ W. Marker is in Navy Yard, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker can be reached from 3rd Street Southeast north of Tingey Street Southeast, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1200 New Jersey Avenue Southeast, Washington DC 20003, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Arch Bridge (a few steps from this marker); 1786 (within shouting distance of this marker); Three Gas Pumps (within shouting distance of this marker); 1775 (within shouting distance of this marker); Cable Stayed Bridge (within shouting distance
1631 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 1, 2019
2. 1631 Marker
of this marker); 1607 (within shouting distance of this marker); 2003 (within shouting distance of this marker); 1977 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Navy Yard.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 8, 2019. This page originally submitted on January 15, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 58 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 1, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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