The York River > Historic
and Geographic Sites > Map
the York River you can see the following historic and geographic
Neck – where fish were historically dried and salted on
racks or “stages.”
Island – once a quarantine area for immigrants, now hosts
a restaurant, marina, lodging,
and Town Dock #2.
Dock #1 - east of Route 103 bridge. This site serves as a public
site of York’s historic wharf and marketplace. Ships brought
molasses, rum, sugar, coffee, cloth, and china – and exported
lumber, dried fish, flour, potatoes, tallow, and cattle.
House (1718, white clapboard) built by a local merchant. Historic
building open to the public.
Bridge (1930’s), one of the smallest suspension bridges
in the US – spans the outlet of Barrells Millpond. Caution:
Tides often form a rapid.
footpath from Wiggley Bridge leads to Steedman Woods.
Hancock Warehouse (1740s, brown clapboard) and Marshall Store
(yellow). Historic building open to the public.
Bridge – original bridge built in 1761 by Captain Samuel
Sewall to replace a ferry at the same spot. Caution: Limited clearance
at high tides.
Perkins House (dark red clapboard) – with a late 19th century
wood carving of a Native
American. Historic building open to the public.
Bridge Boat Launch – public boat launch on east side of
Route 1 and the Bridge.
Grant House in Goodrich Park – picnic tables provide a lunch
spot for canoeists and kayakers.
tidal creeks diverge from the river. Dolly Gordon Brook powered
the first tidal mill in the colonies. Caution: Creeks unnavigable
even for kayaks at low tides.
of the Scotland Bridge, the river is passable only to very small
boats, even at high tides. The beautiful salt marshes are interesting
to explore, and birds are abundant. Caution: Watch the tides, and
take care not to disturb wildlife.