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S/V Marques

Lost at Sea

 

—June 3, 1984 —

 
S/V Marques Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 8, 2011
1. S/V Marques Marker
Inscription.
In memoriam
Stuart Finlay           Susan Peterson Howell
Captain                     Counselor

Crew and Trainees
Jan Brims • Benjamin Bryant • Aloma Finlay • Christopher Finlay • Janis Gravleis • Jack Heath • Thelma Heath • Rodney Hector • Thomas LeBel • Andrea Lee • Carl Mason • James McAleer • Peter Messer-Bennetts • Augustine Nathaniel • Clyde Raybowen • Stanley Seon • Gillian Shaughnessy

Requiescant in Pace

 
Location. 41° 27.023′ N, 71° 21.284′ 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. RI Pilots of Brenton Reef Pilot Station (here, next to this marker); Brenton Point Maritime Memorial (here, next to this marker); EqyptAir Flight 990 Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Portuguese Navigators Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Portuguese Navigators: Pioneers in Maritime Exploration
Memorial in Brenton Point State Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 8, 2011
2. Memorial in Brenton Point State Park
The S/V Marques marker is one of several located near the nautical flag in Brenton Point State Park.
(within shouting distance of this marker); The Rocky Shore (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Brenton Point State Park (about 500 feet away); Missing at Sea May 7, 2007 (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Newport.
 
Additional comments.
1. S/V Marques Incident
The following background information is from the United States Court of Appeals, First Circuit, heard May 5, 1995 and decided June 19, 1995:

          “On June 3, 1984, the Tall Ship S/V MARQUES, a participant in the Cutty Sark International Tall Ships Race between Bermuda and Nova Scotia, encountered a violent squall about eighty miles northeast of Bermuda. Almost without warning, and within seconds of starting to take on water, the vessel sank with the loss of nineteen of the twenty-eight persons on board. . .   A sailing program run by the American Sail Training Association ("ASTA"), had arranged for six sail trainees to crew for the MARQUES during the race.”
    — Submitted October 30, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
View from the Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 8, 2011
3. View from the Marker
The S/V Marques marker overlooks the ocean where the tragedy occured. This photo was taken from the site of the marker.

 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 824 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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