The Wreck of the Nahum Chapin
No one survived.
In this sacred ground rest five of the ship's crew.
The tragedy of the Nahum Chapin brought these men to our shores, to an island with which they
had no kinship. But here we provide their souls a resting place to honor their memory.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Disasters • Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical date for this entry is January 2, 1897.
Location. 40° 45.96′ N, 73° 1.408′ W. Marker is in Patchogue, New York, in Suffolk County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Montauk Highway and Riverview Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Patchogue NY 11772, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Wreck of the Louis V. Place (a few steps from this marker); Site of Hart's Tavern
More about this marker. The marker is located in the middle of Lakeview Cemetery. From the entrance (on Montauk Highway) go straight along the service road into the cemetery about 200 feet, and you will find the marker on the right.
Also see . . . Quogue Library Restores Anchor From Wreck of the NAHUM CHAPIN (quoguelifesavingstation.com). The Ship was wrecked off the Quogue Beach on January 21, 1897, during a Northeaster with 50 MPH winds recorded. In the USLSS Annual report of 1897, the wreck was considered “one of the most deplorable disasters of the year”, with a loss of the entire crew of nine. Multiple rescue attempts were made from shore with the Lyle “line” Canon, but despite the valiant efforts of the Surfmen from the Quogue, Tiana, and Potunk Stations, the “calamity was as swift as it was overwhelming” as within an hour of responding, the “wreck lay in fragments at their feet”. (Submitted on May 20, 2019.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 20, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 20, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 255 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 20, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.