Henry Delbert and E. Delbert Bros. Barge Building Historical

Henry Delbert and E. Delbert Bros. Barge Building Historical (HM1TN5)

Location: Elkton, MD 21921 Cecil County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 35.783', W 75° 50.438'

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Elk Landing 1889 to 1911

Workers outfitting anchor chain on the barge "Arundel". She was 215ft. long, 30 ft. wide and 25ft. deep. Notice the large expanse of marshland across the Elk Creek in the area of Fort Defiance.

An estimated 200 "Schooner Barges" and Canal Boats were built on the Elk Creek at Elk landing and north to Oldfield Point Bridge. These large vessels were launched sideways into the creek, which was about 60 ft. wide at the time.

To understand just how large these barges were, look left to the pine tree, then right to the sycamore tree on knoll. This marks approximately 215 ft., the length of the "Arundel".
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HM NumberHM1TN5
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Placed ByHistoric Elk Landing Foundaton, Inc
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, August 11th, 2016 at 9:03am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 427822 N 4383298
Decimal Degrees39.59638333, -75.84063333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 35.783', W 75° 50.438'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 35' 46.98" N, 75° 50' 26.28" W
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Area Code(s)443, 410
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 561 Landing Ln, Elkton MD 21921, US
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