Commercial & Illustrated Mail
Commercial Postcard - Vaughan Shipyard, Inc
- Wickford, RI
With the Marina Boat Slip Rates on Reverse
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This is an Advertising Postcard
for Vaughan's Shipyard and Marina
- Circa 1940. The shipyard is located off
in Wickford, Rhode Island.
It is known simply as Wickford
Shipyard today. I don't know who
the current owners are.
I got a real kick out of the
Slip rates; can you imagine six months for only $150.00 for a 50 foot
slip? Last year, I paid $65.00 a month for a slip just barely big
enough for an 18 footer and this in Louisiana where costs are much
less. A slip that big today, would cost somewhere in the neighborhood
of $400.00 a month or more.
The shipyard section is located
where you see the large building (middle right side) in the postcard.
Postcard - Entrance to South Cove)
for a better view of the building. The boat
slips can be seen extending from and just to the left of the building.
I have placed a
Map of Wickford Harbor
on a separate page showing the location of the
and other small shipyards and marinas located around the harbor.