Martha's Vineyard in Edgartown in Dukes County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
Whale Memorial Park
Ovid Osborn Ward, sculptor, is the great-grandson of Samuel Osborn, Jr. who owned Osborn's Wharf (now the site of the Edgartown Yacht Club) where whaleships, including his own, returned from their long voyages and were outfitted to sail again to the oceans of the world.
This life size finback whale tail was created to honor Edgartown's historic whaling heritage.
This Lifesaving Boat was built c. 1850 for the Massachusetts Humane Society. It was stationed at Cape Poge from 1855 to 1933, when it was acquired by Captain Samuel B. Norton, who placed the boat here in 1941.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Animals • Industry & Commerce • Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1850.
Location. 41° 23.366′ N, 70° 30.629′ W. Marker is in Edgartown, Massachusetts, in Dukes County. It is on Martha's Vineyard. Marker is on Dock Street east of Kelly Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Edgartown MA 02539, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker Nancy Michael (a few steps from this marker); Manuel Swartz Roberts (a few steps from this marker); Edgartown World War II Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Giant Pagoda Tree (approx. 0.2 miles away); 24 South Water Street (approx. 0.2 miles away); Home of Benjamin Smith (approx. ¼ mile away); Judge Herbert E. Tucker, Jr. (approx. ¼ mile away); Edgartown Vietnam and Other Actions Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Edgartown.
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