The Marine Ways
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 37° 05.022 W 089° 10.017
16S E 307392 N 4106354
Quick Description: Keels of 3 famous Civil War Ironclad Gunboats were laid here.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 6/17/2008 5:14:36 PM
Waymark Code: WM40EN
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Corp Of Discovery
Views: 22

Long Description:

Marker Erected by: The State of Illinois.

Marker Text:

THE MARINE WAYS

During the Civil War the Naval Depot of the Western River Fleet was located at Mound City. Here the keels of three of the famous Eads Ironclad gunboats were laid, and a large force of workmen were employed to keep the fleet in fighting trim. The Marine Ways, still in operation, are 400 yards south of here.

County: Pulaski County

Historical Society: The State of Illinois

Dedication Date: 1935

Location: Ohio River Scenic Byway (IL-37) & 4th St., E. side of Rd., Mounds City

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