Pemberton Park Historic TrailBeneath these waters lie the buried timbers of the oldest documented wharf of its kind in the United States. The timbers date back to 1746 when Colonel Isaac Handy built a 200-food bulkhead wharf here at Mulberry Landing. Colonel Handy had a personal interest in shipping. As a youth, he trained as a mariner on his father's ship, the "Samuel and Mary." He later inherited a half interest in that ship and became part owner in three other sloops: "George," "Anne," and "Sally and Molly." These ships carried Pemberton Hall Plantation goods to market, and delivered needed supplies. At the time, water transportation was the only reliable way to get to other plantations, ports, and the outside world.
You can still see the remnants of the old rolling road that led to the wharf at Mulberry Landing. Large barrels, called "hogsheads," filled with plantation goods were rolled along the road to the wharf where they were transferred to flat-bottomed scows, then loaded aboard ships bound for the Chesapeake and the Atlantic.
|Placed By||Wicomico County Parks & Tourism, Chesapeake Bay Gateways network|
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|Date Added||Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 7:41pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 443539 N 4244384|
|Decimal Degrees||38.34583333, -75.64611667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 20.75', W 75° 38.767'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 20' 45.00" N, 75° 38' 46.02" W|
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|Area Code(s)||410, 302, 443|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 5561 Plantation Ln, Salisbury MD 21801, US|
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