Along the estate's 10 miles of shoreline, George Washington maintained three areas for commercial fishing, the largest located about a mile south of the Mansion at Union Farm. One fishery was at Posey's Ferry, called the Fish Landing. A second was in the vicinity of the wharf, and known as the Landing. The third was a mile or so above Sheridan Point, in the River Farm area.

Over the years, many other locations were tried, such as Sheridan's Point itself and a location about one-half mile south of Mount Vernon where the river channel is closer to the Virginia shore.

 

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