Port Jefferson in Suffolk County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
When a vessel was launched, it slid down the rails of the "well-worn ways." The rails in the pathway on either side of you were once part of the "ways" and were uncovered in 2007 while building Harborfront Park. From 1836 to 1917, over 140 ships were launched at the Bayles Shipyard, sliding down the well-worn ways.
"The Bayles shipyard was the most famous of the many yards which flourished at Port Jefferson but it was neither the first nor the last of such enterprises there – nor in fact, did it have the longest marine railway nor build the largest vessel. But it did build the largest number of ships and these carefully crafted products earned the yard an enviable and farreaching reputation."
James Madison Bayles III.
Historic Marker Research and Design by Mildred L. Michos and Kenneth C. Brady. 2008.
Location. 40° 56.966′ N, 73° 4.061′ W. Marker is in Port Jefferson, New York, in Suffolk County. Marker can be reached from Pass Way north of East Broadway. Touch for map. Marker is located near the center of Port Jefferson's Harborfront Park, overlooking the harbor.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Delivered Afloat in the Harbor (within shouting distance of this marker); The Anchor of Our Community (within shouting distance of this marker); Bayles Chandlery (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Baptist Church of Port Jefferson (approx. ¼ mile away); Roe Tavern (approx. 1.6 miles away); Selah B. Strong - Kate Strong House (approx. 2 miles away); Site of Strongs Neck Bridge (approx. 2.2 miles away); St. George’s Manor Cemetery (approx. 2.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Port Jefferson.
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on March 10, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 8, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 75 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on March 8, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.