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

Gurnet Fortifications

 
 
Gurnet Fortifications Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 22, 2017
1. Gurnet Fortifications Marker
Inscription.  
In 1776 an earthwork fort was erected at the gurnet for the protection of Plymouth Harbor. It mounted six cannons and was manned by militiamen from Plymouth, Kingston, Duxbury and nearby towns. The first lighthouse, built in 1768, stood alongside the fort. While in search of American privateers, H.M.S. Niger observed the fortifications and shots were exchanged, during which one of the lighthouse beacons was destroyed.

Erected by the Plymouth Bicentennial Commission
1976

 
Erected 1976 by Plymouth Bicentennial Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Lighthouses series list.
 
Location. 41° 57.427′ N, 70° 39.744′ W. Marker is in Plymouth, Massachusetts, in Plymouth County. Marker is on Carver Street, on the left when traveling south. Marker is located on Cole's Hill. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Plymouth MA 02360, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Burying Ground of Mayflower Passengers (within shouting distance of this marker);
Gurnet Fortifications Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 22, 2017
2. Gurnet Fortifications Marker
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Coles Hill (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Cole’s Hill (within shouting distance of this marker); National Day of Mourning (within shouting distance of this marker); Plymouth Waterfront (within shouting distance of this marker); House of Isaac Doten (within shouting distance of this marker); William Bradford (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); James Cole (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Plymouth.
 
Marker on Cole's Hill image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 22, 2017
3. Marker on Cole's Hill
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 25, 2017. It was originally submitted on August 25, 2017, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 212 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 25, 2017, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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Jul. 3, 2022