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Near Wrightsville in York County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

America's First Iron Steamboat

 
 
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By Beverly Pfingsten, January 26, 2008
1. America's First Iron Steamboat Marker
Inscription. The "Cordorus," built in York by John Elgar, was launched at present-day Accomac, on the Susquehanna River, Nov. 22, 1825. the site is about two miles distant.
 
Erected by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 1.292′ N, 76° 32.928′ W. Marker is near Wrightsville, Pennsylvania, in York County. Marker is at the intersection of Lincoln Highway (Pennsylvania Route 462) and Blessing Road, on the right when traveling east on Lincoln Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wrightsville PA 17368, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Flame of Freedom (approx. 0.8 miles away); U.S.S. Maine Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away); 1861 - 1865 (approx. 0.8 miles away); Hosting the Invader (approx. 0.9 miles away); American Legion Monument (approx. 1.1 miles away); Wrightsville (approx. 1.1 miles away); Gettysburg Campaign (approx. 1.1 miles away); Wrightsville's Lime Kilns (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wrightsville.
 
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America's First Iron Steamboat Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 27, 2010
2. America's First Iron Steamboat Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 29, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,163 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 29, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2. submitted on June 12, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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