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Fairhaven in Bristol County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Fort Phoenix

A National Historic Site

 
 
Fort Phoenix Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 30, 2015
1. Fort Phoenix Marker
View of marker affixed to a boulder.
Inscription.
1775 - First naval encounter of American Revolution.
1778 - Captured and destroyed by the British.
1812 - Repelled British attempt at capture.
1861 - Manned by Federal troops in defense of this harbor.

 
Erected 1973 by the Fairhaven Historic Commission.
 
Location. 41° 37.467′ N, 70° 54.094′ W. Marker is in Fairhaven, Massachusetts, in Bristol County. Marker is on Fort Street west of Beacon Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. This marker is affixed to a small boulder, located near the water front, on a small ridge of exposed bedrock, a short distance from the harbor walkway that goes out on the harbor hurricane break, in the Fort Phoenix State Reservation Park. Marker is in this post office area: Fairhaven MA 02719, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Fort Phoenix (a few steps from this marker); Major Israel Fearing (within shouting distance of this marker); Donald R. Bernard (within shouting distance of this marker); Revolutionary War Cannon (within shouting distance of this
Fort Phoenix Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 30, 2015
2. Fort Phoenix Marker
Close-up view of the text on the marker.
marker); a different marker also named Fort Phoenix (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Fort Phoenix (within shouting distance of this marker); William Bradford (approx. 0.6 miles away); Merrill's Wharf (approx. 1.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Fairhaven.
 
Categories. War of 1812War, US CivilWar, US Revolutionary
 
Fort Phoenix Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 30, 2015
3. Fort Phoenix Marker
A distant view of the marker in the left-center background, a short distance behind the Fort Phoenix panel marker.
Fort Phoenix Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 30, 2015
4. Fort Phoenix Marker
View, looking south, of the marker, affixed to a boulder, sitting on a low ridge of exposed bedrock.
Fort Phoenix Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 30, 2015
5. Fort Phoenix Marker
View of the marker, looking east, in the direction of the parking lot for the Fort Phoenix State Reservation Park.
Fort Phoenix Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 30, 2015
6. Fort Phoenix Marker
View of the marker, looking west, in the direction of the Fort Phoenix gun emplacements.
Fort Phoenix image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 30, 2015
7. Fort Phoenix
View of the Fort Phoenix gun emplacements.
Fort Phoenix image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 30, 2015
8. Fort Phoenix
View of Fort Phoenix as it appears today.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 212 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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