The Vinyard Shipbuilding Company

The Vinyard Shipbuilding Company (HM2MX7)

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N 38° 54.794', W 75° 25.396'

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Founded in 1896 by Wilson M. Vinyard, the Vinyard Shipbuilding Company was the first Milford shipyard to build motorized vessels. The shipyard built numerous ships for the government including Navy subchasers and Coast Guard patrol boats. In 1927, the company began manufacturing world class yachts. Construction of new vessels ceased in 1951 and the yard closed following the death of Vinyard's son, Wilson (Sonny) Vinyard in 1973. During its existence, the company built more than 150 vessels. The yard fell into disrepair before being purchased in 1996 and restored by J. Sudler and Joan W. Lofland.

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Milford Shipyard
Marine Railrway

10 Columbia St.

Vinyard Shipbuilding Co.
Est. 1896

38.544960 N
-75.252382 W

Shipyard Historic
National Register of
Historic Places
HM NumberHM2MX7
Year Placed2016
Placed ByDelaware Public Archives
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, November 13th, 2019 at 1:02pm PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 463303 N 4307233
Decimal Degrees38.91323333, -75.42326667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 54.794', W 75° 25.396'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 54' 47.64" N, 75° 25' 23.76" W
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