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1817

Transportation Walk

 
 
1817 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 15, 2018
1. 1817 Marker
Inscription.
Transportation Walk

1817
Captain Henry M. Shreve designs a shallow hull and high-pressure engine so steamboats can navigate upriver to Western Waters. His Washington makes the round trip between Louisville and New Orleans in 41 days.

Follow the transportation exhibition surrounding the Department of Transportation Headquarters

 
Erected by United States Department of Transportation.
 
Location. Marker has been reported unreadable. 38° 52.583′ N, 77° 0.051′ W. Marker is in Navy Yard, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker can be reached from M Street SE east of 4th Street SE, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20003, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. 1840-1950 (here, next to this marker); 1865-1869 (a few steps from this marker); 1830 (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named 1830 (a few steps from this marker); Switching Yard (a few steps from this marker); 1825 (a few steps from this marker); 1833 (a few steps from this marker); 1827 (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Navy Yard.
 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
 
1817 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, February 2, 2018
2. 1817 Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 6, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 15, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 27 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on January 15, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   2. submitted on February 2, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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