Parrott Ropewalk

Parrott Ropewalk (HM1AUR)

Location: Washington, DC 20007
Country: United States of America

N 38° 54.781', W 77° 3.647'

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Here the Richard Parrott Ropewalk manufactured rope and rigging used on sailing vessels that plied their trade in old Georgetown through the early 19th Century.

The ropewalk receives its name from the long path used for the laying out of individual yarns of rope prior to twisting them together.

Rope making was accomplished by first combing hemp and attaching it to a clockwise revolving hook spinning it into yarns.

Several yarns were then attached to separate hooks and twisted together counterclockwise to form strands. These three strands were twisted together clockwise again making rope.

Because of the constant change in direction, the rope would not unravel. If a larger rope was needed, three ropes could be twisted together to form anchor cable.
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Date Added Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 7:11pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 321326 N 4309142
Decimal Degrees38.91301667, -77.06078333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 54.781', W 77° 3.647'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 54' 46.86" N, 77° 3' 38.82" W
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Area Code(s)202
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2961-3039 R St NW, Washington DC 20007, US
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