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

1837

Transportation Walk

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, January 15, 2018
1. 1837 Marker
Inscription. John Ericsson's steam driven screw propeller is more efficient than the paddle wheel and is still used today. In 1862 he applies this and other improvements to his design of the ironclad Monitor.

Follow the transportation exhibition surrounding the Department of Transportation Headquarters
 
Erected by United States Department of Transportation.
 
Location. 38° 52.582′ N, 77° 0.079′ W. Marker is in Navy Yard, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on M Street Southeast. 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 marker. 1860 (here, next to this marker); Railroad Freight Car Truck and Tracks (a few steps from this marker); Covered Wagon Wheels (a few steps from this marker); 1869 (a few steps from this marker); 1830/1899 (a few steps from this marker); 1886 (a few steps from this marker); 1895 (a few steps from this marker); 1833 (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Navy Yard.
 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
 
1837 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 15, 2018
2. 1837 Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 19, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 15, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 19 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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