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Trenton in Mercer County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

John Fitch Steamboat Dock

 
 
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By Gary Nigh, April 13, 1999
1. John Fitch Steamboat Dock Marker
Inscription. This commemorates the genius, patience and perseverance of Lieutenant John Fitch, inventor of the first steamboat. It made successful trips between Philadelphia and Trenton in 1790 and docked near this site.
 
Erected 1921 by Commissioners of Trenton. Relocated to this site, Spring 1998.
 
Location. 40° 12.455′ N, 74° 45.918′ W. Marker is in Trenton, New Jersey, in Mercer County. Marker can be reached from the North Parking Lot of KatManDu Restaurant. Touch for map. KatManDu Restaurant is off of U. S. Route 29 near the Warren Street Exit. Marker is at or near this postal address: 50 River View Plaza, Trenton NJ 08611, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Trenton Iron Works 1847-1867 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Trenton Ferry (approx. 0.2 miles away); William Trent House (NHL) (approx. 0.4 miles away); William Trent House (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named William Trent House (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named William Trent House (approx. 0.4 miles away);
John Fitch Steamboat Dock Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, November 2007
2. John Fitch Steamboat Dock Marker
Pennsylvania (approx. 0.4 miles away in Pennsylvania); Old Millstone (approx. 0.4 miles away in Pennsylvania). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Trenton.
 
Also see . . .  The Life of John Fitch, The Inventor of the Steamboat. Online version of 1857 of book by Thompson Westcott. (Submitted on December 9, 2007.) 
 
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John Fitch Steamboat Dock Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, November 2007
3. John Fitch Steamboat Dock Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 27, 2007, by Gary Nigh of Trenton, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,780 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 27, 2007, by Gary Nigh of Trenton, New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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