Great Ship Lock

Great Ship Lock (HMFO9)

Location: Richmond, VA 23223
Country: United States of America

N 37° 31.554', W 77° 25.249'

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The Great Ship Lock connected the navigable part of the James River with the Richmond city dock, which extended for ten blocks to the west. Ocean-going vessels were raised up from sea level to the level of the city dock which accommodated ships as large as 180 feet long by 35 feet wide. The Great Ship Lock was completed along with other canal improvements in 1854, although earlier ship locks were located in the same location.
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Date Added Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at 6:50pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 286081 N 4155968
Decimal Degrees37.52590000, -77.42081667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 31.554', W 77° 25.249'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 31' 33.24" N, 77° 25' 14.94" W
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Area Code(s)757, 804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 111 Pear St, Richmond VA 23223, US
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