National Geographic : 1953 Nov
656 National Geographic Photographer John E.Fletcher The Excursion Boat Comes In. Sight-seers Head for George and Martha Washington's Home. Today's Potomac River steamers tie up where Washington met sailing ships bringing clothing, household goods, and farm equipment from Europe. From this point the master of Mount Vernon shipped his tobacco, flour, and wheat to England and the West Indies. Wharf and shelter aremodern.