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Annual Oyster Derby

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, March 9, 2019
1. Annual Oyster Derby Marker
Inscription.  Watermen from Maryland and Virginia once raced to the Southwest Waterfront with their oyster hauls and celebrated victory near the Lunch Room (built circa 1916-1918) and Oyster Shucking Shed (built circa 1930).
 
Location. 38° 52.873′ N, 77° 1.659′ W. Marker is in Southwest, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker can be reached from Maine Avenue Southwest east of 12th Street Southwest. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1150 Maine Avenue Southwest, Washington DC 20024, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Maine Avenue Fish Market (within shouting distance of this marker); Potomac River Shoreline (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Benjamin Banneker Park (about 500 feet away); Banneker Circle: Vista to the Past (about 500 feet away); The River Queen (about 600 feet away); "a magnificent waterfront entranceway..." (about 800 feet away); America's Oldest Operating Fish Market (about 800 feet away); Long Bridge (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Southwest.
 
Categories. SportsWaterways & Vessels
 
Annual Oyster Derby Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, March 9, 2019
2. Annual Oyster Derby Marker
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 11, 2019. This page originally submitted on March 10, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 39 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 10, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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