River Farms to Urban Towers
— Southwest Heritage Trail —Before bridges spanned the Potomac, ferry boats took people and goods across the river. You could ride to Alexandria from Greenleaf's Point (now Fort McNair), or between the landings where today's 14th Street Bridge touches ground. Sailboats came here from Norfolk, Virginia (and points south) and Baltimore, Maryland (and points north). Unfortunately for Washington's hopes of international trade, Baltimore and Norfolk had deeper harbors and became thriving ports as the 1800s unfolded. Washington fell behind, focusing more on regional business.
|Marker Number||11 of 17|
|Placed By||Cultural Tourism DC|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 9:19pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 324627 N 4305077|
|Decimal Degrees||38.87706667, -77.02170000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 52.624', W 77° 1.302'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 52' 37.44" N, 77° 1' 18.12" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||202, 301|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 700-1000 Water St SW, Washington DC 20024, US|
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