Traveling on the Potomac River

Traveling on the Potomac River (HM1C7Z)

Location: Accokeek, MD 20607 Prince George's County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 41.726', W 77° 3.995'

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The National Colonial Farm

— Accokeek Foundation at Piscataway Park —

For more than 10,000 years, the Potomac River has been a key to prosperity for people living within its watershed—-providing water, food, recreational opportunities, and a means of transportation.Native Americans in birch bark and dugout canoes were the first to travel on the Potomac River and its tributaries. In 1608, John Smith's voyage heralded the European colonization of the Potomac. As the colonies grew, larger boats and sailing vessels plied the Potomac, carrying people and supplies, and stopping at large plantations like Mount Vernon to load tobacco for the journey to the Chesapeake Bay and across the Atlantic to European markets. In time, the internal combustion engine changed transportation on the Potomac as elsewhere. But a sense of the river's maritime history returns when sailing, canoeing, or kayaking its waters today.
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HM NumberHM1C7Z
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Placed ByChesapeake Bay Gateways Network
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Date Added Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 5:08am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 320277 N 4285006
Decimal Degrees38.69543333, -77.06658333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 41.726', W 77° 3.995'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 41' 43.56" N, 77° 3' 59.70" W
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Area Code(s)301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3400 Bryan Point Rd, Accokeek MD 20607, US
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