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Durham in Bucks County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Durham Boat

 
 
The Durham Boat Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, August 19, 2009
1. The Durham Boat Marker
Inscription. In the 1700's, Robert Durham built his historical boat in Durham, Pa. These boats were used to ship cannon balls, made at the Durham Furnace, to Philadelphia during the Revolutionary War. On Christmas Eve, in 1776, Washington and his men crossed the Delaware in Durham boats to attack the Hessians at Trenton.

This replica of a Durham Boat and the pavilion were provided by the Durham Historical Society and the Lou Rupp Jr. Memorial Fund in January 2000.
 
Erected 2000 by Durham Historical Society and the Lou Rupp, Jr. Memorial Fund.
 
Location. 40° 34.687′ N, 75° 13.434′ W. Marker is in Durham, Pennsylvania, in Bucks County. Marker is on Durham Road near Philadelphia Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 955 Durham Road, Durham PA 18039, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Durham Bat Mine (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Durham Township 9-11 Memorial (about 600 feet away); Durham Township Veterans Memorial Flagpole and Terrace (about 700 feet away); Durham Furnace (approx. 0.3 miles away); Delaware Canal (approx. 1.4 miles away); Canal Boats (approx. 1.4 miles away); Riegelsville Civil War Memorial (approx. 1.9 miles away); The Riegelsville Academy and Public Library (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Durham.
 
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The Durham Boat Marker & Pavillion image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, August 19, 2009
2. The Durham Boat Marker & Pavillion
Plaque on pavillion reads:
Durham Historical Society Pavillion
Dedicated May 13, 2000
In Memory of Marion O'Donnell

1. History of The Durham Boat. "The Durham Historical Society (DHS) has a replica Durham boat that can be viewed by anyone in its pavilion located on the green next to the Durham Post Office on Durham Road in Durham, PA. The boat was used for a number of years in the annual December 25th Washington Crossing the Delaware event at Washington’s Crossing, PA until being rescued by the DHS" (Submitted on August 23, 2009.) 

2. The Durham Boat. A detailed history of the Durham Boat and its contribution to the Revolutionary War and George Washington’s crossing of the Delaware. (Submitted on August 23, 2009.) 
 
Categories. MilitaryWar, US RevolutionaryWaterways & Vessels
 
The Durham Boat - Rudder image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, August 19, 2009
3. The Durham Boat - Rudder
The Durham Boat - Interior image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, August 19, 2009
4. The Durham Boat - Interior
The Durham Boat image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, August 19, 2009
5. The Durham Boat
The Durham Boat - Dedication Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, August 19, 2009
6. The Durham Boat - Dedication Plaque
Located on the port side of the boat, it reads:
Durham Historical Society
Boat Dedication May 13, 2000

In Honor of
Mrs. Ann Hawkes Hutton
Friend and Founder of
the
Washington Crossing Foundation
Washington Crossing the Delaware image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, December 9, 2012
7. Washington Crossing the Delaware
Gen. George Washington and his troops are seen here crossing the Delaware River on a Durham Boat during the 60th annual reenactment of the Christmas night Crossing.
The Crossing image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, December 9, 2012
8. The Crossing
Several Durham Boats can be seen in this reenactment of Washington crossing the Delaware.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 19, 2009, by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,100 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 19, 2009, by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey.   7, 8. submitted on December 10, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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