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Newport News, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Dorothy

 
 
Dorothy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
1. Dorothy Marker
Inscription. Launched in 1890, the tugboat Dorothy was the first ship built by Newport News Shipbuilding. After a long career, Dorothy was brought home and refurbished in 1976 to stand on the Shipyard grounds as a tribute to the company’s shipbuilders.
 
Erected by Newport News Shipbuilding.
 
Location. 36° 59.053′ N, 76° 26.081′ W. Marker is in Newport News, Virginia. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Washington Avenue and 35th Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Newport News VA 23607, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. United States (here, next to this marker); Atlantic (here, next to this marker); Nimitz (here, next to this marker); Virginia (a few steps from this marker); Newport News (a few steps from this marker); Dorothy – Hull Number One (approx. ¼ mile away); Dorothy & Newport News Shipbuilding (approx. ¼ mile away); West Avenue Library (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newport News.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Two other markers for the Dorothy, which is displayed 5 blocks northwest of this
Washington Ave & 35th St image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
2. Washington Ave & 35th St
marker.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 4, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 481 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 4, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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