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Revenue Cutter Scammel

 
 
Revenue Cutter Scammel Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, August 30, 2022
1. Revenue Cutter Scammel Marker
Inscription.  
Revenue Cutter Scammel
Commanded by Captain Hopley Yeaton, whom
President George Washington commissioned as
The Revenue Marine's very first officer.

Scammel was second of ten "armed vessels, judiciously stationed" envisioned by Hamilton.

Launched August 1791, the cutter stood watch
abeam the New England coast until 1798.

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Law EnforcementMilitaryWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical month for this entry is August 1791.
 
Location. 41° 22.317′ N, 72° 6.064′ W. Marker is in New London, Connecticut, in New London County. Marker can be reached from Mohegan Ave. Pkwy. north of Williams Street, on the right when traveling north. Located in front of Hamilton Hall at the Washington Parade Ground on the campus of the United States Coast Guard Academy. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 31 Mohegan Ave Pkwy, New London CT 06320, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. An Act of the First Congress (here, next to this marker); Alexander Hamilton (here, next to this marker); Honor Duty Respect
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(here, next to this marker); Letter of Instruction (here, next to this marker); Washington Parade (within shouting distance of this marker); Guns from Reina Christina (within shouting distance of this marker); To Alexander Hamilton from George Washington (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); George Washington, Prefident of the United States of America (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New London.
 
Also see . . .
1. USRC Scammel (1791) (Wikipedia). (Submitted on September 5, 2022, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. The United States Coast Guard Academy. (Submitted on September 5, 2022, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
3. United States Coast Guard Academy (Wikipedia). (Submitted on September 5, 2022, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Revenue Cutter Scammel Marker and Alexander Hamilton image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, August 30, 2022
2. Revenue Cutter Scammel Marker and Alexander Hamilton
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 5, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 5, 2022, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 158 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 5, 2022, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.

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