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Freeport in Nassau County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Al Grover's Spirit of Freeport

 
 
Al Grover's <i>Spirit of Freeport</i> Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, November 20, 2018
1. Al Grover's Spirit of Freeport Marker
English panel
Inscription.  
(English panel:)

Built On Freeport's Nautical Mile

This is the Actual Boat that Crossed The Atlantic Ocean

Battling a Hurricane with Winds Over 100 MPH and Seas Over 25 Ft.

This 26 Footer is Listed in the Guiness Book as the First Outboard Boat to Cross the Atlantic.

At The Helm:
Al Grover Sr.
Al Grover Jr.
Dante Grover

It Took 33 Days to Reach Europe.

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(Spanish panel:)

Construido en "La milla náutica de Freeport."

Este es el mismo bote que cruzó el Océano Atlántico, batallando contra huracanes con ráfagas de vientos hasta mas de 100 millas por hora y olas de hasta 25 piés de altura. Este bote aparece en la lista de los récords mundiales de Guines como el único bote impulsado exteriormente en cruzar el Océano Atlántico.

En el timón:
Al Grover Sr., Al Grover Jr., Dante Grover
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Waterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 40° 38.048′ N, 73° 34.917′ W. Marker is in Freeport

Al Grover's <i>Spirit of Freeport</i> Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, November 20, 2018
2. Al Grover's Spirit of Freeport Marker
Spanish panel
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, New York, in Nassau County. Marker is on Woodcleft Avenue south of Hamilton Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Freeport NY 11520, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Freeport's Nautical Mile (a few steps from this marker); Woodcleft Canal (within shouting distance of this marker); Two Shipwrecks and the Life Saving Service (within shouting distance of this marker); Freeport Legends (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Guy Lombardo's House (about 500 feet away); Boat Builders of Freeport (about 800 feet away); Playland Park (approx. 0.4 miles away); Freeport Point Shipyard (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Freeport.
 
Also see . . .  Al Grover's Epic Crossing (YouTube.com, 2 min.). (Submitted on December 8, 2018.)
 
Additional keywords. Al Grover's Spirit of Freeport
 
Al Grover's <i>Spirit of Freeport</i> and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, November 20, 2018
3. Al Grover's Spirit of Freeport and Marker
The English panel is at the front of the boat, the Spanish panel at the side
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 9, 2018. It was originally submitted on December 8, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 184 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 8, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.

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Jun. 30, 2022