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

Ferry Site

 
 
Ferry Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 20, 2008
1. Ferry Site Marker
Inscription. At this site before 1748, a ferry was first owned and operated by Garrett Johnson.

It was used to transport the artillery from Pennsylvania to New Jersey the night Washington crossed the Delaware, December 25, 1776. At that time, it was operated by James Slack.

This ferry is a full scale authentic reproduction of the type seen on the Delaware River in the 18th century.
 
Erected by Washington Crossing Association of NJ.
 
Location. 40° 17.818′ N, 74° 52.054′ W. Marker is in Titusville, New Jersey, in Mercer County. Marker is on River Drive, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in Washington Crossing State Park, behind the Nelson House near the River. Marker is in this post office area: Titusville NJ 08560, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Washington Crossing (here, next to this marker); An Historic Site (was here, next to this marker but has been reported missing. ); The Site of Washington’s Crossing (within shouting distance of this marker); The Christmas Night Crossing (within shouting distance of this marker); Washington Crossed the Delaware
Ferry Boat image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 20, 2008
2. Ferry Boat
This ferry replica is located behind the Nelson House in Washington Crossing State Park. The Continental army used boats like this when they crossed the Delaware River on Christmqas night, 1776.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Crossing of the Delaware (within shouting distance of this marker); 200th Birthday of George Washington (within shouting distance of this marker); Bicentennial of General George Washington's Birthday (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Titusville.
 
Also see . . .  Washington Crosses the Delaware, 1776. (Submitted on April 24, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
The Nelson House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 20, 2008
3. The Nelson House
The Nelson House is at the site where Washington's army crossed the Delaware River in 1776. The Ferry Site marker is located just north of it.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 24, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 998 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 24, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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