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Bethel in Sussex County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Bethel Shipyard

 
 
Bethel Shipyard Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 15, 2012
1. Bethel Shipyard Marker
Inscription. With the incorporation of the Lewisville Marine Railway Company in 1871, Bethelís reputation as a center for ship repair and construction was firmly established. Approximately 40 vessels were built here before the last ship was launched in 1918. Many were “sailing rams”, uniquely designed and among the largest type of sailing vessels constructed in the Chesapeake Bay area.
 
Erected by Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number S-79.)
 
Location. 38° 34.165′ N, 75° 37.166′ W. Marker is in Bethel, Delaware, in Sussex County. Marker is on Main Avenue (County Road 493), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Located on the Northwest side of Broad Creek Bridge. Marker is in this post office area: Bethel DE 19931, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sailor's Bethel Methodist Church (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Portsville United Methodist Church (approx. 0.7 miles away); Mount Zion United Methodist Church (approx. 2.5 miles away); Centenary United Methodist Church (approx. 2.7 miles
Bethel Shipyard Marker, looking south image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 15, 2012
2. Bethel Shipyard Marker, looking south
away); The Wading Place (approx. 2.8 miles away); Hope Lodge No. 4 (approx. 2.8 miles away); Christ United Methodist Church (approx. 2.8 miles away); Woodland Ferry (approx. 2.8 miles away).
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels
 
Bethel Shipyard Marker seen looking north on Main Street image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 15, 2012
3. Bethel Shipyard Marker seen looking north on Main Street
Town of Bethel Shipyard Memorial Park image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 15, 2012
4. Town of Bethel Shipyard Memorial Park
Bethel Shipyard Memorial Park image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 15, 2012
5. Bethel Shipyard Memorial Park
In Memory Of
The Skilled Shipcarpenters
and
Gallant Seaman
who
Built and Sailed the Wooden
Schooners and Rams
of
Lewisville Now Bethel Delaware
— ē —
Erected by the
Town of Bethel
and
The Bethel Historical Society
1975
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 22, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 336 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 23, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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