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

Ships’ Wheels

Transportation Walk

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, January 15, 2018
1. Ships' Wheels Marker
Inscription.
Ships' Wheels
Starting in the 18th century, helm wheels begin to replace tillers for turning ships' rudders, making steering easier.

Steering wheels of the USS Hartford, 1864. Naval Historical Center NH 49501.

Transportation Walk

 
Erected by United States Department of Transportation.
 
Location. 38° 52.523′ N, 77° 0.054′ W. Marker is in Navy Yard, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker can be reached from 4th Street SE north of Tingey Street SE, on the left when traveling north. 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. Expanding Gate Valve (a few steps from this marker); Suspension Bridge (a few steps from this marker); 1775 (a few steps from this marker); 1804-1806 (a few steps from this marker); 1806 (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named 1804-1806 (within shouting distance of this marker); Four Bicycles and a Three-Wheeler (within shouting distance of this marker); 1969 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Navy Yard.
 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
 
Ships' Wheels Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 15, 2018
2. Ships' Wheels Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 14, 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. Last updated on February 5, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 15, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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