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

USS Sequoia, USS Memphis, Skipjack, Canal Barge, USS Constitution

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USS Sequoia, USS Memphis, Skipjack, Canal Barge, USS Constitution Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, February 2, 2018
1. USS Sequoia, USS Memphis, Skipjack, Canal Barge, USS Constitution Marker
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USS Sequoia
Presidents relax and entertain, work and negotiate on presidential yachts. The last yacht to serve, the USS Sequoia, is used by Presidents Franklin Roosevelt through Gerald Ford and was retired in 1977.

USS Sequoia. Courtesy of Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum.

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USS Memphis
Charles Lindbergh sails home from France on the warship Memphis, disembarking at the Washington Navy Yard on June 11, 1927.

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Skipjack
Skipjacks, traditional two-sailed working boats used for oyster and crab fishing, still operate on the Chesapeake Bay today.

Crabbing from a Skipjack. The Mariners' Museum, Newport News, VA.
Photo by A. Aubrey Bodine. Copyright Jennifer B. Bodine.


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Canal Barge
Barges are working boats that carry goods and supplies. Even today, barges transport everything from grain to urban refuse along America's lakes, rivers and shorelines.

Canal boat moving down a canal. E.B. Thompson ca. 1900-1928.
National Park Service Historic Photograph Collection.


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USS Sequoia, USS Memphis, Skipjack, Canal Barge, USS Constitution Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, February 2, 2018
2. USS Sequoia, USS Memphis, Skipjack, Canal Barge, USS Constitution Marker
1804, the Navy Frigate USS Constitution is kept in reserve at the Washington Navy Yard. The Navy's oldest active commissioned warship is now located in Boston.

USS Constitution in Boston Harbor, 2005. PO1 Matt Chabe, US Navy

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Erected by U.S. Department of Transportation.
 
Location. 38° 52.515′ N, 77° 0.174′ W. Marker is in Navy Yard, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker can be reached from Tingey Street Southeast near New Jersey Avenue SE. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1200 New Jersey Ave SE, Washington DC 20003, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. April 1, 1967 (a few steps from this marker); 1966 (a few steps from this marker); 1967 (a few steps from this marker); 1970/2000 (within shouting distance of this marker); Wright Brothers' 1903 Flyer, Lockeheed Vega, P-51 Mustang Fighter, Bell-47 Flyer, Global Flyer (within shouting distance of this marker); 1960/2000 (within shouting distance of this marker); 1972-1978 (within shouting distance of this marker); 2004 (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 February 7, 2018. This page originally submitted on February 2, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 75 times since then. Photos:   1, 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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