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

Revolutionary War Cannon

Fort Phoenix

 
 
Revolutionary War Cannon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 30, 2015
1. Revolutionary War Cannon Marker
View of the marker, affixed to the base of the muzzle loading cannon.
Inscription. Taken from the British at Nassau 1777, by Colonial ship of war Alfred - Placed on Fort Phoenix Recaptured by British and left on the fort spiked, and with trunions knocked off - Afterwards mounted in Union street for village defense. Placed here 1883.
 
Location. 41° 37.458′ N, 70° 54.129′ W. Marker is in Fairhaven, Massachusetts, in Bristol County. Marker can be reached from Fort Street west of Beacon Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. This marker is located near the water front, affixed to the base of a muzzle loading cannon barrel, in the middle of the fort's gun emplacements, 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. Fort Phoenix (here, next to this marker); Major Israel Fearing (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Fort Phoenix (here, next to this marker); Donald R. Bernard (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Fort Phoenix (within
Revolutionary War Cannon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 30, 2015
2. Revolutionary War Cannon Marker
A closer view of the marker, affixed to the base of the muzzle loading cannon.
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, US Revolutionary
 
Revolutionary War Cannon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 30, 2015
3. Revolutionary War Cannon Marker
View of the text on the left side of the marker.
Revolutionary War Cannon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 30, 2015
4. Revolutionary War Cannon Marker
View of the text on the right half of the marker.
Revolutionary War Cannon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 30, 2015
5. Revolutionary War Cannon Marker
View of the marker, affixed to the muzzle loading cannon, situated near the Fort Phoenix gun emplacements.
Revolutionary War Cannon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 30, 2015
6. Revolutionary War Cannon Marker
A more distant view of the marker, affixed to a muzzle loading cannon, situated on the grounds of Fort Phoenix, very near the fort's flag pole and gun emplacements.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 145 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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