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Block Island in Washington County, Rhode Island — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Mohegan Bluffs

Elevation 163 Ft.

 
 
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By Rich Pfingsten, October 10, 2008
1. Mohegan Bluffs Marker
Inscription.  
1590 A war party of 40 Mohegan Indians
was driven over these bluffs by
Block Island Indians - The Manisseans.
Along this shore many
vessels were wrecked

S. Ann Hope • S.S. Leyden
Mars • Spartan
John Davis • Munago
S.S. Meteor • Lightburne
Luckenbach • Sch. Pocahontas
Palmetto • Jacob Winslow
Nero • J.T. Martin
Essex • Barge Texas
Etc.

 
Erected 1942 by Block Island Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 41° 9.252′ N, 71° 33.18′ W. Marker is in Block Island, Rhode Island, in Washington County. Marker can be reached from Spring Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Block Island RI 02807, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 17 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fresh Pond (approx. 1½ miles away); General Joseph Stanton Monument (approx. 16.2 miles away).
 
Mohegan Bluffs image. Click for full size.
By Rich Pfingsten, October 10, 2008
2. Mohegan Bluffs
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 21, 2009, by Rich Pfingsten of Forest Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,158 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 21, 2009, by Rich Pfingsten of Forest Hill, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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