George Wheaton's Shipyard

George Wheaton's Shipyard (HM1QLQ)

Location: Hamilton Township, NJ 08330 Atlantic County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 27.014', W 74° 43.372'

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Circa 1830-1874

Shipbuilding developed in this area at an early period, probably between 1720-1750. George May lived near this spot and is alleged to have built sloops here prior to the Revolution. According to the Penna. Packet, an early shipyard was here in 1779. Wheaton was the cutting ship timber in 1824. Between 1830-1874, he built at least 23 vessels in this town. The last was the Martin L. Smith on the ways and uncompleted at his death. The contract price was $4200.00. His funeral service was the first performed by Unity Lodge No. 96. F&A.M.
Year Placed1976
Placed ByHamilton Twp. Bicentennial Committee
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Date Added Friday, January 29th, 2016 at 9:04am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 523844 N 4366778
Decimal Degrees39.45023333, -74.72286667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 27.014', W 74° 43.372'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 27' 0.84" N, 74° 43' 22.32" W
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Area Code(s)609
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5909-5915 River Rd, Hamilton Township NJ 08330, US
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