Packet Alley – New Castle, Delaware
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 39° 39.543 W 075° 33.711
18S E 451802 N 4390067
Quick Description: Historic formerly busy alley now mostly deserted in New Castle, Delaware.
Location: Delaware, United States
Date Posted: 2/18/2015 8:03:54 PM
Waymark Code: WMND8G
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69
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Long Description:

PACKET ALLEY was once a crowded street done which notable colonists in European visitors, ships' crews and immigrants, hasten to the packet boats docked below. It was also a thoroughfare for great Conestoga wagons hauling green, and packet stages loaded with goods for western pioneers.  - Delaware - A Guide to the First State, New Castle section, 1938, pg. 249.

The alley is now mostly deserted and leads down to one house near the bank of the Delaware River.

Book: Delaware

Page Number(s) of Excerpt: 249

Year Originally Published: 1938

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