Bethel Shipyard

Bethel Shipyard (HM152S)

Location: Bethel, DE 19931 Sussex County
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N 38° 34.165', W 75° 37.166'

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With the incorporation of the Lewisville Marine Railway Company in 1871, Bethel's reputation as a center for ship repair and construction was firmly established. Approximately 40 vessels were built here before the last ship was launched in 1918. Many were "sailing rams", uniquely designed and among the largest type of sailing vessels constructed in the Chesapeake Bay area.
HM NumberHM152S
Marker NumberS-79
Placed ByDelaware Public Archives
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Date Added Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 2:42pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 446038 N 4269177
Decimal Degrees38.56941667, -75.61943333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 34.165', W 75° 37.166'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 34' 9.90" N, 75° 37' 9.96" W
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Area Code(s)302
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 7752 Main Ave, Bethel DE 19931, US
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