Chatham in Barnstable County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
Captain Mayo / Surfman Ellis
The Hero of the Monomoy Disaster
1862 Captain Elmer F. Mayo 1935
and his gallant rescue of
Surfman Seth L. Ellis
from a watery grave on Shovelful Shoal
off Monomoy Point
March 17, 1902
In Memory Of
1858 Surfman Seth L. Ellis 1935
Sole Survivor of the U.S. Life Saving Crew
in their heroic attempt to
rescue the imperiled crew
of the barge Wadena
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Heroes.
Location. 41° 40.318′ N, 69° 56.96′ W. Marker is in Chatham, Massachusetts, in Barnstable County. Marker is on Main St south of Water Street, on the left when traveling north. Located next to the Chatham Coast Guard Station. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 37 Main Street, Chatham MA 02633, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Battle of Chatham Harbor (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S. Coast Guard Steel 44-Foot Motor Life Boat CG44301 (within shouting distance of this marker); History of Chatham Lighthouse The Mayflower Story (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Original Prop (about 300 feet away); The Rescue of the Pendleton (about 400 feet away); Chatham Packet Wharf (about 700 feet away); The Godfrey Windmill (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chatham.
Also see . . . Tragedy of 1902 – Cape Cod online. (Submitted on October 26, 2020, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 22, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 119 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 22, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.