Orleans in Barnstable County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
Nauset Beach Scene of Cape
Cod’s first shipwreck, Ketch
Sparrowhawk, near Pochet - Dec. 17,
1626. Offshore, German submarine
attack July 21, 1918. Shelled tug, sank
4 barges. Shells overshot beach and
landed in marsh and Pleasant Bay.
Only shells to hit U.S. soil in World
Erected by Town of Orleans.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational Areas • War, World I • Waterways & Vessels.
Location. 41° 47.247′ N, 69° 56.186′ W. Marker is in Orleans, Massachusetts, in Barnstable County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Beach Rd and Surf Path, on the right when traveling east. Located in front of the Nauset Administration Building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 250 Beach Rd, Orleans MA 02653, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Legacy Begins (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Legacy Continues (about 300 feet away); The United States Lifesaving ServiceBenjamin Sparrow (about 400 feet away); The Birth of the Coast Guard (about 400 feet away); The Legacy Endures (about 400 feet away); East Orleans Country Store (approx. 1˝ miles away); Universalist Society Meeting House (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Orleans.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 22, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 20, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 78 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 20, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.