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Portuguese Navigators Monument

 
 
Portuguese Navigators Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 8, 2011
1. Portuguese Navigators Monument Marker
Inscription.
“This monument is a gift to the people of the United States of America, from the Rhode Island General Assembly in conjunction with the National Committee of the Commemorations of the Discoveries of Portugal and commissioned under the auspices of the Portuguese Cultural Foundation of Rhode Island.

Edward D. Diprete, Governor
Richard A. Light, Lieutenant Governor
The Miguel Corte-Real Monument Committee.
Project: Sculptor
Charters de Almeida,
Architect   Joao Santa-Rita,
Dedicated
June 10
1988.”

 
Erected 1988 by Portuguese Cultural Foundation of Rhode Island.
 
Location. 41° 26.994′ N, 71° 21.299′ W. Marker is in Newport, Rhode Island, in Newport County. Marker is on Ocean Drive, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is located in Brenton Point State Park. Marker is in this post office area: Newport RI 02840, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Portuguese Navigators: Pioneers in Maritime Exploration (here, next to this marker); S/V Marques (within shouting distance of this marker); RI Pilots of Brenton Reef Pilot Station (within shouting distance
Portuguese Navigators Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 8, 2011
2. Portuguese Navigators Monument Marker
of this marker); Brenton Point Maritime Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); EqyptAir Flight 990 Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); The Rocky Shore (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Brenton Point State Park (about 600 feet away); Missing at Sea May 7, 2007 (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Newport.
 
Categories. Exploration
 
Portuguese Navigators Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 8, 2011
3. Portuguese Navigators Monument Marker
Monument in Brenton Point State Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 8, 2011
4. Monument in Brenton Point State Park
 
 
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