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North Truro in Barnstable County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

The Steamship Portland

 
 
The Steamship Portland Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, September 20, 2019
1. The Steamship Portland Marker
Inscription.  
On November 27, 1898
The Steamer
Portland
With 176 persons aboard
Sank with No Survivors
About Seven Miles Out To
Sea From This Station
At Cape Cod Light
_____ ___ _______
This Memorial Dedicated November 27, 1948
By The Surviving Members
Of The Portland Associates
President John A. Thornquist
Historian Edward Rowe Snow

 
Location. 42° 2.357′ N, 70° 3.739′ W. Marker is in North Truro, Massachusetts, in Barnstable County. Marker can be reached from Highland Light Rd 0.2 miles east of S Highland Rd. Located at the base of the Highland Lighthouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 27 Highland Light Rd, North Truro MA 02652, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cape Cod Highland Lighthouse (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Here Today Gone Tomorrow (about 500 feet away); Truro Highlands Historic District (about 600 feet away); The Highland House (about 700 feet away); MacMillan Wharf (approx. 6.4 miles away); Sons of Provincetown (approx. 6 miles away); Rose Dorothea (approx. 6 miles away); Provincetown AIDS Memorial (approx. 6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Highland Light. (Submitted on October 25, 2019, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
The Steamship Portland Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, September 20, 2019
2. The Steamship Portland Marker

 
Categories. DisastersWaterways & Vessels
 
The Steamship Portland image. Click for full size.
Photo courtesy of the Boston Sunday Herald and the Provincetown History Preservation Project, circa 1898
3. The Steamship Portland
"This was probably the last picture made of the steamship, Portland, which sank Nov. 27, 1898.... The photograph is not reversed--the name over the sidewheels is correct, but the ensign has letters sewn on one side only."
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 25, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 22, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 43 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 22, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida.   3. submitted on October 25, 2019. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.
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