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Montauk Point in Suffolk County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Amistad Memorial

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., September 23, 2019
1. Amistad Memorial
Inscription.  

July 1839, Joseph Cinque, leader of Mende
Captives from Sierra Leone, overpowered the crew
of the slave ship La Amistad off Cuba and landed
at Culloden Point, Long Island. Captured and
tried in a New Haven Court, the Africans were
later defended by John Quincy Adams before the
U.S. Supreme Court and set free to return to their
homeland.

Dedicated August 1998
 
Erected 1998 by The Eastville Community Historical Society of Sag Harbor.
 
Location. 41° 4.265′ N, 71° 51.441′ W. Marker is in Montauk Point, New York, in Suffolk County. Marker is on Montauk Highway (New York State Route 27), on the right when traveling east. Marker is near the lighthouse in Montauk Point State Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2000 Montauk Highway, Montauk NY 11954, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. USS Montauk (a few steps from this marker); Montauk Point Lighthouse (a few steps from this marker); Commonly Seen Vessels (within shouting distance of this marker); Montauk Lighthouse

Amistad Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 23, 2019
2. Amistad Memorial
Looking north
(within shouting distance of this marker); U.S. Merchant Mariners and U.S. Navy Armed Guard (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Montauk Point Lighthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Lost At Sea (within shouting distance of this marker); Nature's Sculptures (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Montauk Point.
 
Also see . . .
1. Amistad: How It Began. (Submitted on September 25, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. The Amistad Case: Teaching With Documents. (Submitted on September 25, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 25, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 25, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 63 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 25, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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