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

Sloop Ranger Memorial

 
 
Sloop Ranger Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By James R. Murray, July 13, 2015
1. Sloop Ranger Memorial Marker
Top Inscription
Inscription. In memory of the Continental sloop of War Ranger launched from this island May 10, 1777
Sailed for France November 1777 John Paul Jones, Captain with dispatches of Burgoyne’s surrender received February 14, 1778
The first salute to the Stars and Stripes from the French fleet
British sloop Mandrake April 24, 1778
Erected by the Paul Jones Club of Portsmouth Sons of the American Revolution 1908

Bottom Inscription
This marker moved here from Badger Island 1963 Maine State Park & Recreation Commission
 
Erected 1908 by Portsmouth Sons of the American Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Sons of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 43° 5.152′ N, 70° 45.013′ W. Marker is in Kittery, Maine, in York County. Marker is on US 1 South. Click for map. Marker is located at the Eastern end of John Paul Jones Park near the entrance to the Portsmouth Memorial Bridge on the Maine side. Marker is in this post office area: Kittery ME 03904, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. USMC Memorial Marker (within shouting distance of this marker); Maine Soldiers and Sailors Memorial (about

Sloop Ranger Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By James R. Murray, July 13, 2015
2. Sloop Ranger Memorial Marker
Inscription 2 of marker
400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Province of Maine Marker (about 600 feet away); Portsmouth Memorial Bridge Marker (approx. half a mile away in New Hampshire); Memorial Bridge 1923-2012 (approx. 0.6 miles away in New Hampshire); Portsmouth Veteran's Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away in New Hampshire); Shipyard Mall (approx. 0.6 miles away); David Glasgow Farragut (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Kittery.
 
Categories. War, US RevolutionaryWaterways & Vessels
 
Sloop Ranger Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By James R. Murray, July 13, 2015
3. Sloop Ranger Memorial Marker
Long view of marker
Sloop Ranger Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By James R. Murray, July 13, 2015
4. Sloop Ranger Memorial Marker
Model of the sloop Ranger
Sloop Ranger Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By James R. Murray, July 13, 2015
5. Sloop Ranger Memorial Marker
Capt.John Paul Jones, the skipper of the sloop Ranger
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. This page has been viewed 174 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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