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Morrisville in Bucks County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Colonial Philadelphia Watercraft

 
 
Colonial Philadelphia Watercraft Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 29, 2010
1. Colonial Philadelphia Watercraft Marker
Inscription.

Water craft were the major means of communications within the colony and it is probable that Governor [William] Penn traveled the 20 miles or so which separated him from his capital city largely with the tides. The Port of Philadelphia was the second largest city in the British Empire in the 18th Century. The ferry boat shown docking above was a local design.
 
Erected by Pennsbury Manor.
 
Location. 40° 8.05′ N, 74° 46.116′ W. Marker is in Morrisville, Pennsylvania, in Bucks County. Touch for map. Marker is at the Boat House, on the grounds of Pennsbury Manor. Marker is at or near this postal address: 400 Pennsbury Memorial Road, Morrisville PA 19067, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William Best (here, next to this marker); William Penn, Shipbuilder (here, next to this marker); Colonial Shipbuilder's Tools (here, next to this marker); William Penn and His Indian Neighbors (here, next to this marker); Lenni-Lenape (Delaware) Indians (here, next to this marker); William Penn's Personal Sailing Barge (here, next

Colonial Philadelphia Watercraft Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 29, 2010
2. Colonial Philadelphia Watercraft Marker
to this marker); a different marker also named William Penn (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pennsbury (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Morrisville.
 
Also see . . .
1. William Penn, America's First Great Champion for Liberty and Peace. (Submitted on April 5, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Pennsbury Manor. (Submitted on April 5, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraCommunicationsSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 5, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 177 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 5, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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