Port of Call

Port of Call (HMK4K)

Location: Gloucester Point, VA 23062 Mathews County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 14.73', W 76° 30.289'

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Gloucester Point's geographic location has always been the county's tie to the Chesapeake Bay and beyond. In 1707, Gloucestertown was laid out on the bluff above the thriving tobacco port on the Point. In the days before the extensive road systems we take for granted, travel by water was the preferred method of moving people and products. Goods and people moved by paddle, sail, steam and then internal combustion engines. Gloucester's prominence in the daffodil trade in the late 1800's was due to the rapid shipping available to Baltimore, Washington, Richmond and Norfolk.
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HM NumberHMK4K
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Placed ByChesapeake Bay Gateways Network
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Date Added Monday, October 13th, 2014 at 12:03am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 366534 N 4123167
Decimal Degrees37.24550000, -76.50481667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 14.73', W 76° 30.289'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 14' 43.80" N, 76° 30' 17.34" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 608 George Washington Memorial Hwy, Gloucester Point VA 23062, US
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