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Near Reedville in Northumberland County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Morris-Fisher Stack

Circa 1902

 
 
Morris-Fisher Stack Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 7, 2016
1. Morris-Fisher Stack Marker
Inscription. This stack was constructed around 1902 by the Morris-Fisher Co. At the time it was the largest commercial fish processing plant in the United States. In 2011, after years of weather and extensive lightning damage, the stack was restored under the leadership of Blaine Altaffer and Monty Deihl together with the efforts of many concerned citizens. Special thanks to the families, friends and businesses that were instrumental in keeping the stack standing. Today, the 130 foot stack stands tall as a navigational aid, a “welcome to all that ply these waters” and an enduring tribute to working watermen past and present.

Capt. Walter J. Biddlecomb • Capt. Ralph R. Biddlecomb • Thompson F. And Maria H. McCullough • Capt. F. Ray And Maria B. Rogers, Jr. • Capt. Francis “Buboo” Swift • Frederick R. And Christine S. Rogers, III • Charles Henry And Lyell O. Davis • Gray Fairfax Bryant • Taylor Carlyle Bryant • Mr. & Mrs. Richard C. Price • Hon. John H. And Karen W. Chichester • Jeannie Nelson • Lillian Brooks Crigger • Laura Albright Crigger • Capt. Paul And Beth Somers • Benjamin And Kathryn Watson • Russell Gray Thompson, III • Kathryn Anderson Thompson • Lucas Nils Hjertberg • Adelaide Svea Bell Watson-Hjertberg • Luna Louise Clingman • Susan And Bob Tipton • Capt. John And Barbara Lowry
1902 Morris-Fisher Stack and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 7, 2016
2. 1902 Morris-Fisher Stack and Marker
• Thomas Howard Jett •

Capt. Henry C. And Dixie L. Deihl • Capt. Irvin L. And Irene L Deihl, Sr. Lt. Col. Montyand Mary Deihl • John Mark Deihl, Spotter Pilot • Capt. Henry George Deihl • Capt. Irvin L. “Bucky” Deihl, Jr. • Capt. Harold L. “Teenie” Deihl • Capt. James E. Deihl • Capt. John D. Deihl • Chief Eng. W. Kenneth Loving • Joe D. Altaffer • Herman And Ted Parker • R. Hunter Manson • Herb And Nancy Lewis • Capt. Kenneth N. Davis • Martha And Steve Tallent • Donald And Mary Stone • Betty And Don Mountjoy • Carter And Carol Fox • Capt. Wallace Emory Lewis • Capt. L.M. Spriggs, Sr. • Edwin Catesby Rice • C. Herbert Rice

Edwin Warner “Bootsie” Rice • Emory C. Rice, Sr. • E. Carl “Sonny” Rice, Jr. • Capt. Alfred F. Biddlecomb • Capt. Richard Bernice Shelton • Capt. Charles H. And Ada F. Williams, Jr. • Charles H. And Olivia R. Williams, III • Capt. Leland F. And Alene S. Robinson Capt. Russell And Frances Haynie • Capt. Manuel And Elizabeth Haynie • Capt. Vincent And Frances Haynie • Capt. G. W. “Buck” And Anne O. Davis • Braxton And Audrey Haynie • Capt. & Rph Wendell And Anne Haynie • Hon. W. Tayloe Murphy Jr., by Northern Neck State Bank • Olonna's Shipyard • Omega Protein, Inc. • Reedville Fishermen's Museum • Capt. Leslie F. And Susan H. Haynie • Joseph
Close-Up of Engraving Shown on the Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 7, 2016
3. Close-Up of Engraving Shown on the Marker
The engraving shows the buildings on the site when this smoke stack was in use.
H. Humphreys, Sr. • Matt And Suzy Smith

Restoration dedicated in memory or honor of those named above.
 
Erected 2012.
 
Location. 37° 49.946′ N, 76° 16.912′ W. Marker is near Reedville, Virginia, in Northumberland County. Marker is on Morris-Fisher Stock Lane west of Menhaden Road (County Route 659). Touch for map. It is at the end of the lane. Marker is in this post office area: Reedville VA 22539, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The War of 1812 / African Americans in the War of 1812 (approx. ¾ mile away); Indian Prisoners Abandoned on Tangier Island (approx. ¾ mile away); Reedville (approx. 1.4 miles away); Julius Rosenwald High School (approx. 1.8 miles away); Shiloh School (approx. 5.2 miles away); Jessie Ball duPont (approx. 6.6 miles away); Hughlett Point Natural Area Preserve (approx. 6.6 miles away); Morattico Baptist Church (approx. 7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Reedville.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels
 
Contemporary Menhaden Trawler image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 7, 2016
4. Contemporary Menhaden Trawler
The Gables — Built by Captain James C. Fisher in 1909-1914 image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 9, 2016
5. The Gables — Built by Captain James C. Fisher in 1909-1914
This house was built with ships’ ballast bricks made in Baltimore. The mast of his schooner, the John B. Adams, was erected through the top two stories. Interior rooms were finished by shipwrights.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 13, 2016, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 244 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 13, 2016, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.   3. submitted on September 16, 2016, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.   4, 5. submitted on September 13, 2016, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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