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Rock Hall in Kent County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Captain Lambert Wickes

Captain Lambert Wickes Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Pfingsten, October 18, 2007
1. Captain Lambert Wickes Marker
Inscription.  One of senior officers of Continental Navy in opening years of Revolutionary War. Noted for his daring raids on British shipping. In his Sloop of War Reprisal he took Benjamin Franklin to France in 1776. Was first American Naval Officer in European waters after Declaration of Independence. Born near here on Eastern Neck Island, c 1735. He was lost with his ship in storm off Newfoundland October 1, 1777. Franklin called him “a gallant officer, and a very worthy man.”
Erected 1976 by Citizens of Rock Hall.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, US RevolutionaryWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical date for this entry is October 1, 1777.
Location. 39° 8.318′ N, 76° 14.077′ W. Marker is in Rock Hall, Maryland, in Kent County. Marker is at the intersection of Maryland Route 20 and Main Street (Maryland Route 445), on the right when traveling west on State Route 20. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rock Hall MD 21661, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Stanley B. Vansant Memorial (here, next to this marker); Rock Hall, Maryland
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); Rock Hall Landing (approx. 0.6 miles away); Bounty Below (approx. ¾ mile away); Right Place, Right Time (approx. ¾ mile away); Attracted By Bounty (approx. ¾ mile away); A Diversion (approx. one mile away); Gratitude (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rock Hall.
Also see . . .  Wickes. Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships from the Naval History Center (Submitted on October 29, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.) 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 22, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 20, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,143 times since then and 71 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on October 20, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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