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New Castle in New Castle County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Delaware Street Wharf Reconstruction

Nov. 1982 - May 1983

 
 
Delaware Street Wharf Reconstruction Marker image. Click for full size.
By Nate Davidson, June 13, 2012
1. Delaware Street Wharf Reconstruction Marker
Inscription. The original landing was started during the 17th century of stone filled wood cribs, being enlarged several times. The city acquired ownership from the New Castle Frenchtown Railroad Co. in 1914, and rebuilt the wharf with a concrete face on new wooden cribs, the trustees paying half. The New Castle Ferry Co. docked here from 1925 into 1927, when they moved to Chestnut St. The present work places new concrete base and walls on new wood piles driven outside the former cribs.
 
Erected 1983 by Mayor and Council of New Castle, DE.
 
Location. 39° 39.467′ N, 75° 33.7′ W. Marker is in New Castle, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker is at the intersection of Delaware Street and The Strand on Delaware Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Castle DE 19720, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. New Castle and Frenchtown Railroad ( within shouting distance of this marker); Landing Place of William Penn ( about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gunning Bedford House ( about 400 feet away); a different marker also named New Castle and Frenchtown Railroad ( about
Location of Marker image. Click for full size.
By Nate Davidson, June 13, 2012
2. Location of Marker
400 feet away); Packet Alley ( about 500 feet away); Home of George Read ( about 600 feet away); Read House & Gardens ( about 600 feet away); In Memory of Philip and Lydia Laird ( about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Castle.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 4, 2012, by Nate Davidson of Salisbury, Maryland. This page has been viewed 427 times since then and 72 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 4, 2012, by Nate Davidson of Salisbury, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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