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

William Penn, Shipbuilder

 
 
William Penn, Shipbuilder Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 29, 2010
1. William Penn, Shipbuilder Marker
Inscription.

William Penn was a shipbuilder in partnership with a Bartholemew Penrose...in Philadelphia. Here we show the Governor, his wife, Hannah, and his small son, John who was born in Philadelphia, returning to Pennsbury in the graceful barge which has been recreated here. Shipbuilder Penn ordered older sons, William and Springett, to learn the trade.
 
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); Colonial Philadelphia Watercraft (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 to this

William Penn, Shipbuilder Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 29, 2010
2. William Penn, Shipbuilder Marker
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. "Shipbuilding and Shipyards," in The Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia. (Submitted on April 5, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. William Penn MSS at Historical Society of Pennsylvania. (Submitted on April 5, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Pennsbury Manor. (Submitted on April 5, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraMan-Made FeaturesSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels
 
William Penn's Barge (reproduction) at Boat House image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
3. William Penn's Barge (reproduction) at Boat House
William Penn's Barge (reproduction) at Boat House image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
4. William Penn's Barge (reproduction) at Boat House
 
 
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 171 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 5, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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