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1786

Elias Hasket Derby

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones
1. 1786 Marker
Inscription.
The first American trading ship arrives at the port of Canton, China. Following the American Revolution, merchant Elias Derby's ships make 45 voyages to new markets in the East Indies and China.

Elias Hasket Derby, James Frothingham, 1800-1826.
Peabody Essex Museum,
The Mt. Vernon Michele Felice Connor, 1709
Peabody Essex Museum

 
Erected by United States Department of Transportation.
 
Location. 38° 52.521′ N, 77° 0.095′ W. Marker is in Navy Yard, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker can be reached from 3rd Street SE north of Tingey Street SE, on the right. 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. Three Gas Pumps (a few steps from this marker); 1775 (a few steps from this marker); 1969 (within shouting distance of this marker); 1631 (within shouting distance of this marker); Arch Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); 1804-1806 (within shouting distance of this
1786 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 15, 2018
2. 1786 Marker
marker); Four Bicycles and a Three-Wheeler (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named 1804-1806 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Navy Yard.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceWar, US RevolutionaryWaterways & Vessels
 
1786 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 15, 2018
3. 1786 Marker
Closeup of image on the marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones
4. Closeup of image on the marker
Elias Hasket Derby, James Frothingham, 1800-1826.
Peabody Essex Museum,
The Mt. Vernon Michele Felice Connor, 1709
Peabody Essex Museum
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 26, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 15, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 54 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on January 18, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   2, 3. submitted on January 15, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   4. submitted on January 18, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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