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Two Shipwrecks and the Life Saving Service

 
 
Two Shipwrecks and the Life Saving Service Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, November 20, 2018
1. Two Shipwrecks and the Life Saving Service Marker
Inscription.  
In 1836 two Sailing ships
The Bristol & The Mexico
were wrecked near Long Beach
215 died in these two wrecks
139 bodies are buried in a
mass grave in Lynbrook, N.Y.
called The Mariners Burial Ground
Many Freeport men & volunteers
from nearby coastal towns,were
responsible for saving lives from
L.I. shipwrecks. These two wrecks
resulted in the U.S.Goverment
creating the Life Saving Service
& established 28 life saving stations on L.I.
Free porters are still saving lives
in our Fire dept. & Ambulance srv.
Thank you Freeport
Volunteers

Please see Life boat at back of Display!

And Read About A Freeport Hero!


 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: DisastersWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1836.
 
Location. 40° 38.077′ N, 73° 34.922′ W. Marker is in Freeport, 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
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walking distance of this marker. Woodcleft Canal (here, next to this marker); Freeport's Nautical Mile (within shouting distance of this marker); Al Grover's Spirit of Freeport (within shouting distance of this marker); Guy Lombardo's House (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Freeport Legends (about 700 feet away); Boat Builders of Freeport (approx. 0.2 miles away); Playland Park (approx. 0.3 miles away); Woodcleft Inn (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Freeport.
 
Also see . . .  The BRISTOL and MEXICO. History of Long Island (Nathanial S, Prime, 1845) entry (Submitted on February 20, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Two Shipwrecks and the Life Saving Service Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, November 20, 2018
2. Two Shipwrecks and the Life Saving Service Marker - wide view
...with the Woodcleft Canal marker to the right, and the lifeboat display visible behind the marker.
Inside the lifeboat on display: another marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, November 20, 2018
3. Inside the lifeboat on display: another marker

An 18' Boat Like This Skiff Was Rowed Across The Atlantic

1896 - New York - Two fisherman, George Harbo & Frank Samuelsen stepped aboard an 18' skiff like this boat and rowed 3,000 miles from New York to England in 55 days. No sail, no engine no rudder, just oars.
A true story see the book "Daring the Sea"
Great tale of Survival

Thomas Chambers, "Rockaway Beach, New York, with the Wreck of the Ship Bristol", c. 1837-40. image. Click for full size.
via Art Blog by Bob, unknown
4. Thomas Chambers, "Rockaway Beach, New York, with the Wreck of the Ship Bristol", c. 1837-40.
Oil on canvas, 21 3/4 x 30 3/8 inches. Indiana University Art Museum; Morton and Marie Bradley Memorial Collection.
<i>U.S. Life Saving Station, Point Lookout, Freeport, L. I.</i> image. Click for full size.
Postcard published by J.D. Kiefer (image courtesy of the Freeport Memorial Library), circa 1910
5. U.S. Life Saving Station, Point Lookout, Freeport, L. I.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 20, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 22, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California. This page has been viewed 269 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 22, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California.   4. submitted on February 20, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   5. submitted on December 22, 2018.

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