Ferry Landing - New Hope, PA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
N 40° 21.793 W 074° 57.033
18T E 504198 N 4468073
Quick Description: One of many historical markers in New Hope, Pennsylvania.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 9/6/2021 3:06:07 PM
Waymark Code: WM14XE5
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member wayfrog
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Long Description:
The park was closed due to storm damage from the remnants of Hurricane Ida last week. I took these photos on 5 September 2021.
The plaque says, "Coryell's Ferry, a small hamlet on the Delaware River, played an important strategic role during the War for Independence. Throughout the war the ferry crossing was traversed countless times by messengers, supplies, and military detachments. In December 1776 before the Battle of Trenton, the village was a military stronghold protecting the American Army's flank from British forces. Following the capture of Philadelphia in September 1777, Coryell's ferry was one of the few river crossing points between Pennsylvania and New Jersey free from enemy interference. In June 1778 General Washington marched his army from Valley Forge to the Delaware, crossing here before the Battle at Monmouth. The ferry operated for about 100 years until the first bridge was built between New Hope and Lambertville in the early 1800s."
Type of Memorial: Plaque

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