Yorktown in York County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
From then until 1970, nearly 1.5 million people visited Savannah to explore her technological marvels. N.S. Savannah operated reliably and safely, established precedents for future commercial nuclear-powered merchant ships, and demonstrated the peaceful use of atomic power.
At the end of her service, Savannah was displayed at the Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum in South Carolina and was later stored in the Maritime Administrationís Virginia reserve fleet. In 2008, Savannah was moved to Baltimore in preparation for final decommissioning.
Erected 2010 by York County.
Location. 37° 14.348′ N, 76° 30.516′ W. Marker is in Yorktown, Virginia, in York County. Marker can be reached from Water Street west of Buckner Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Located along Yorktown's Riverwalk. Marker is in this post office area: Yorktown VA 23690, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Nick's Seafood Pavilion (here, next to this marker); The Olympic Flame (a few steps from this marker); George P. Coleman Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Yorktown's Tea Party (within shouting distance of this marker); Heavy Artillery at Yorktown (within shouting distance of this marker); Wars & Yorktown (within shouting distance of this marker); George Washington and Francois De Grasse (within shouting distance of this marker); Kiskiak Indians (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Yorktown.
More about this marker. Photos courtesy of U.S. Maritime Administration.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 21, 2013, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 250 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 21, 2013, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.