New London in New London County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
Tomb of Hopley Yeaton
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
1740 — 1812
A Patriot of 1776
In the War of American Independence
Captain Yeaton was active with the
Sons Of Liberty
As an officer he served with distinction
in the Continental Frigates
Raleigh and Deane
In 1778 he joined the forces of
General John Sullivan
in the land campaign against the
British in Rhode Island
In 1791, appointed
Captain Hopley Yeaton
First Commissioned Sea-going Officer of the
Captain Yeaton commanded cutters
Scammel-New Hampshire -Governor Gilman
of the U.S. Revenue Cutter Service
Successfully enforced maritime law along
the sea border with Canada
Sponsored first lighthouse at West Quoddy
Head near Eastport, Maine
First to propose formal training of young
men for service board cutters
Active in Masonic Lodges of
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
and Eastport, Maine
No joys domestic or love of ease
could cool his patriot zeal in War or Peace
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Law Enforcement • Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1740.
Location. 41° 22.217′ N, 72° 6.052′ W. Marker is in New London, Connecticut, in New London County. Memorial can be reached from Mohegan Ave. Pkwy. north of Williams Street, on the right when traveling north. Located next to the Coast Guard Memorial Chapel in Robert Crown Memorial Park 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. Semper Paratus (here, next to this marker); Wars and Conflicts (here, next to this marker); U.S. Coast Guard in Vietnam War (within shouting distance of this marker); USCGA Class of 1944 Gazebo (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); An Act of the First Congress (about 600 feet away); Revenue Cutter Scammel (about 600 feet away); Alexander Hamilton (about 600 feet away); Honor Duty Respect (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New London.
Also see . . .
1. Hopley Yeaton (Wikipedia). (Submitted on September 9, 2022, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. The United States Coast Guard Academy. (Submitted on September 9, 2022, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
3. United States Coast Guard Academy (Wikipedia). (Submitted on September 9, 2022, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
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