Portsmouth, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
In 1967 the City of Portsmouth placed this vessel on the waterfront and opened it as a museum. In 1989 LIGHTSHIP PORTSMOUTH was designated a National Historic Landmark.
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
Location. 36° 50.222′ N, 76° 17.752′ W. Marker is in Portsmouth, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Water Street and London Street, on the right when traveling north on Water Street. Touch for map. This marker is beside the brick walkway from the Lightship Portsmouth (at the west end of London
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Lightship Portsmouth (within shouting distance of this marker); The Coast Guard (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cornwallis' Embarkation (about 500 feet away); Revolutionary War at Portsmouth (about 500 feet away); Naval Shipyard Museum (about 600 feet away); John Luke Porter (about 700 feet away); The Elizabeth River (about 700 feet away); Seaboard Air Line Railroad (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Portsmouth.
More about this marker. This marker is part of the Portsmouth, VA Path of History.
Also see . . . Lightship Portsmouth Museum. (Submitted on May 31, 2015.)
Categories. • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 1, 2009, by Kristin Rollins of Portsmouth, Virginia. This page has been viewed 569 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 1, 2009, by Kristin Rollins of Portsmouth, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.