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Cape Porpoise in York County, Maine — The American Northeast (New England)
 

The Battle of Cape Porpoise (Goat Island)

 
 
The Battle of Cape Porpoise (Goat Island) Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 26, 2011
1. The Battle of Cape Porpoise (Goat Island) Marker
Inscription.
August 8, 1782, a British ship of 18 guns attacked a small force of inhabitants gathered on Goat Island and was driven away by severe musket fire, losing 17 men. Lieut. James Burnham of this town was killed.

This tablet was erected August 8, 1921.

 
Erected 1921 by Maine State Council, Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 43° 21.949′ N, 70° 25.868′ W. Marker is in Cape Porpoise, Maine, in York County. Marker is on Pier Road, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at a scenic lookout adjacent to the parking lot at the end of Pier Road. Marker is at or near this postal address: 77 Pier Road, Cape Porpoise ME 04014, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Soldiers and Sailors Memorial (approx. 2.3 miles away); The Seashore Trolley Museum (approx. 4.1 miles away); Civil War Soldiers Monument (approx. 8.2 miles away); World War II, Korea, and Vietnam Era Veterans Memorial
The Battle of Cape Porpoise (Goat Island) Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 26, 2011
2. The Battle of Cape Porpoise (Goat Island) Marker
(approx. 8.2 miles away); World War Memorial (approx. 8.2 miles away); Biddeford Maine Veterans Memorial (approx. 8.8 miles away); A Stone Fort (approx. 8.8 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  The Revolutionary War Battle of Cape Porpoise, Maine. (Submitted on May 25, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Fraternal or Sororal OrganizationsPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary
 
The Battle of Cape Porpoise (Goat Island) Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 26, 2011
3. The Battle of Cape Porpoise (Goat Island) Marker
Goat Island in far distance, above marker
Goat Island and Lighthouse image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 26, 2011
4. Goat Island and Lighthouse
The Fishermen of Cape Porpoise, Me. Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 26, 2011
5. The Fishermen of Cape Porpoise, Me. Marker
Located near the Battle of Cape Porpoise marker
The Fishermen of Cape Porpoise, Me. Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 26, 2011
6. The Fishermen of Cape Porpoise, Me. Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 544 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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