Cape Charles to Little Creek

Cape Charles to Little Creek (HMZ8T)

Location: Cape Charles, VA 23310 Northampton County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 16.017', W 76° 1.161'

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SS Delmarva, SS Princess Anne, and the SS Pocahontas operated out of Cape Charles to Little Creek, VA, from about 1933 to 1950. The first two vessels handled the traffic from 1933 to 1941. In 1941, the SS Pocahontas was built to handle traffic increases and was added to the fleet.

During World War II, it became necessary to add more carrying space to accommodate leave schedules — military personnel heading north on Friday and returning by early Monday. So, in the off-season, the SS Delmarva and the SS Princess Anne were taken to dry dock, cut in two, and 90 feet were added to each mid-section. The SS Pocahontas, initially 300 feet long, was renovated and 75 feet were added to her mid-section.

Around 1950, as traffic continued to increase, the ferry operation was moved to Kiptopeke Beach, VA, shortening the run by 20 minutes. The continued ferry traffic increases at Kiptopeke and a strike led to the building of the present Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel.
HM NumberHMZ8T
Placed ByChesapeake Bay Gateways Network
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Date Added Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at 3:54am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 409619 N 4124973
Decimal Degrees37.26695000, -76.01935000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 16.017', W 76° 1.161'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 16' 1.02" N, 76° 1' 9.66" W
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Area Code(s)757
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 220-298 Mason Ave, Cape Charles VA 23310, US
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