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1775

Transportation Walk

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, January 15, 2018
1. 1775 Marker
Inscription.
1775
America's First Submarine, the Turtle, is built by David Bushnell to break the British blockade of New York. The driver uses a hand driven propeller to move it beneath its target.

Lt. Francis Barber's 1875 drawing of the Turtle.
Naval Historical Center NR&L (O3294).

Transportation Walk

 
Erected by United States Department of Transportation.
 
Location. 38° 52.526′ N, 77° 0.092′ W. Marker is in Navy Yard, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on 3rd Street SE north of Tingey Street SE. 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 (here, next to this marker); 1786 (a few steps from this marker); 1969 (a few steps from this marker); Four Bicycles and a Three-Wheeler (within shouting distance of this marker); 1804-1806 (within shouting distance of this marker); Arch Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); 1631 (within shouting distance of this marker); 1806 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Navy Yard.
 
Categories. War, US RevolutionaryWaterways & Vessels
 
1775 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 15, 2018
2. 1775 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 42 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. 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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