Westerly in Washington County, Rhode Island — The American Northeast (New England)
Entrance to the shipyard 1834-1874 whence sailed whalers and merchantmen hewn from native timber, commanded by native sons.
At the bottom of the marker is inscribed a ship under cronstruction on the ways.
Erected 1936 by State of Rhode Island.
Location. 41° 22.096′ N, 71° 49.996′ W. Marker is in Westerly, Rhode Island, in Washington County. Marker is on Margin Street 0.1 miles north of Greenman Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. This marker is situated about 5 feet from edge of Margin Street along the Pawcatuck River In Rhode Island. Marker is in this post office area: Westerly RI 02891, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Westerly – Pawcatuck War Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); USS Pawcatuck Veterans Monument (approx. 0.7 miles away in Connecticut); POW-MIA Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away in Connecticut); First Bridge over Pawcatuck River (approx. 0.7 miles away); Pawcatuck River (approx. 0.7 miles away); This Site Is Dedicated (approx. 0.7 miles away in Connecticut); Pawcatuck Bridge (approx. 0.7 miles away in Connecticut); Westerly Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Westerly.
Regarding The Shipyard. This location for the Silas Greenman and Company Shipyard in Westerly, R. I. The Shipyard produced many sailing vessels of the era that were operated at this site, and was the largest and busiest shipyard in the Westerly, Rhode Island area.
Additional keywords. Marine
Categories. • Notable Places • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 24, 2010, by Dwight C. Brown Jr. of Bradford, Rhode Island. This page has been viewed 1,064 times since then and 27 times this year. Photo 1. submitted on May 24, 2010, by Dwight C. Brown Jr. of Bradford, Rhode Island. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.