Well-Worn Ways

Well-Worn Ways (HM25WE)

Location: Port Jefferson, NY 11777 Suffolk County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 56.966', W 73° 4.061'

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When a vessel was launched, it slid down the rails of the "well-worn ways." The rails in the pathway on either side of you were once part of the "ways" and were uncovered in 2007 while building Harborfront Park. From 1836 to 1917, over 140 ships were launched at the Bayles Shipyard, sliding down the well-worn ways.

"The Bayles shipyard was the most famous of the many yards which flourished at Port Jefferson but it was neither the first nor the last of such enterprises there - nor in fact, did it have the longest marine railway nor build the largest vessel. But it did build the largest number of ships and these carefully crafted products earned the yard an enviable and farreaching reputation."
James Madison Bayles III.
"Well-Worn Ways"

Incorporated Village of Port Jefferson
Harborfront Park

Historic Marker Research and Design by Mildred L. Michos and Kenneth C. Brady. 2008.
HM NumberHM25WE
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, March 10th, 2018 at 4:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 662639 N 4534941
Decimal Degrees40.94943333, -73.06768333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 56.966', W 73° 4.061'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 56' 57.96" N, 73° 4' 3.66" W
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Area Code(s)516, 631, 917
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Pass Way, Port Jefferson NY 11777, US
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