Shipbuilding

Shipbuilding (HM1Y68)

Location: Marietta, OH 45750 Washington County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 24.63', W 81° 27.133'

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Commodore Abraham Whipple

One of the first industries in Marietta was shipbuilding. Due to the abundance of trees and the shipbuilding talent of the New England settlers, twenty-nine ocean-going vessels were built in eight shipyards from 1800 to 1812. In 1845 shipbuilding resumed and seven more vessels were constructed. The last ship left dry dock in 1847. The first vessel built was the 110-ton brig St. Clair, captained by Commodore Abraham Whipple. Whipple was a noted Revolutionary War naval officer who escaped the British blockade in 1778 to carry important dispatches to France. He later captured ten vessels worth one million dollars from a British convoy and, in 1784, was the first to fly the American flag on the River Thames in England.
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HM NumberHM1Y68
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Year Placed2003
Placed ByOhio Bicentennial Commission, Tall Stacks, Inc., and the Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, May 5th, 2017 at 5:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 461068 N 4362429
Decimal Degrees39.41050000, -81.45221667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 24.63', W 81° 27.133'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 24' 37.8" N, 81° 27' 7.98" W
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Area Code(s)740
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100-198 W Ohio St, Marietta OH 45750, US
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