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Wildwood Crest in Cape May County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Battle of Turtle Gut Inlet

 
 
The Battle of Turtle Gut Inlet Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 24, 2008
1. The Battle of Turtle Gut Inlet Marker
Inscription.  
June 29, 1776
A memorial to the seamen and officers
of the
Brigantine Nancy

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable EventsWar, US RevolutionaryWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 38° 58.17′ N, 74° 50.689′ W. Marker is in Wildwood Crest, New Jersey, in Cape May County. Marker is at the intersection of New Jersey Avenue and E Miami Avenue, on the right when traveling south on New Jersey Avenue. Marker is on a triangular plot of land between New Jersey Avenue and Bayview Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wildwood NJ 08260, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. West Jersey and Seashore Railroad (approx. 3 miles away); Boardwalk (approx. 3.1 miles away); a different marker also named Boardwalk (approx. 3.1 miles away); Atlantic City Railroad - Cape May Division (approx. 3.4 miles away); Cape May County Fishermans Memorial (approx. 3.6 miles away);
Marker in Wildwood Crest image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 24, 2008
2. Marker in Wildwood Crest
On June 29, 1776, the Brigatine Nancy, carrying ammunition for the Continental Army, was attacked near here by two British warships. The crew offloaded about 2/3 of the cargo onto two Continental frigates that came to its aid before abandoning the ship.
Historic Cold Spring Village (approx. 3.6 miles away); Hereford Inlet Lightouse (approx. 3.9 miles away); All Shapes, Sizes and Materials (approx. 3.9 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  The Battle of Turtle Gut Inlet. The Borough of Wildwood Crest website. (Submitted on August 28, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Additional keywords. Continental Navy; John Barry.
 
The Battle of Turtle Gut Inlet Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 24, 2008
3. The Battle of Turtle Gut Inlet Marker
Before abandoning the Brigatine Nancy, her crew set the ship on fire. The flames set off the remaining gunpowder, depriving the British of the ammunition.
Sunset Lake image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 24, 2008
4. Sunset Lake
The marker is located across the street from Sunset Lake. Turtle Gut Inlet, the site of the 1776 battle, is located 3 blocks south of the marker but has since been landfilled.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 28, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 3,464 times since then and 74 times this year. Last updated on June 1, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 28, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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