A Water Connection

A Water Connection (HMQNC)

Location: Salisbury, MD 21801 Wicomico County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 20.75', W 75° 38.767'

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Pemberton Park Historic Trail

Beneath these waters lie the buried timbers of the oldest documented wharf of its kind in the United States. The timbers date back to 1746 when Colonel Isaac Handy built a 200-food bulkhead wharf here at Mulberry Landing. Colonel Handy had a personal interest in shipping. As a youth, he trained as a mariner on his father's ship, the "Samuel and Mary." He later inherited a half interest in that ship and became part owner in three other sloops: "George," "Anne," and "Sally and Molly." These ships carried Pemberton Hall Plantation goods to market, and delivered needed supplies. At the time, water transportation was the only reliable way to get to other plantations, ports, and the outside world.

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You can still see the remnants of the old rolling road that led to the wharf at Mulberry Landing. Large barrels, called "hogsheads," filled with plantation goods were rolled along the road to the wharf where they were transferred to flat-bottomed scows, then loaded aboard ships bound for the Chesapeake and the Atlantic.

Placed ByWicomico County Parks & Tourism, Chesapeake Bay Gateways network
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Date Added Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 7:41pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 443539 N 4244384
Decimal Degrees38.34583333, -75.64611667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 20.75', W 75° 38.767'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 20' 45.00" N, 75° 38' 46.02" W
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Area Code(s)410, 302, 443
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5561 Plantation Ln, Salisbury MD 21801, US
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