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Barnegat Light in Ocean County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

U.S. Merchant Marine WW II Memorial

 
 
U.S. Merchant Marine WW II Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 19, 2010
1. U.S. Merchant Marine WW II Memorial Marker
Inscription.  
This monument is a memorial to the U.S. Merchant Marine of World War II and to the Merchant Mariners and Navy Armed Guard who served together aboard cargo ships, troop transports, and oil tankers that delivered war material to our troops overseas. 820 of these vessels were lost and became steel coffins. Enemy submarines attacked and sank most of them, taking brave heroes to watery graves some within sight of this great lighthouse. This then is their cemetery.

“May the deep sea where they
sleep now rock them gently
rock them tenderly
to the end of time”
Joseph Conrad

American Merchant Marine Veterans

 
Erected by American Merchant Marine Veterans.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker memorial is listed in this topic list: War, World II. In addition, it is included in the US Navy Armed Guard series list.
 
Location. 39° 45.84′ N, 74° 6.331′ W. Marker is in Barnegat Light, New Jersey, in Ocean County. Marker can be reached from Broadway, on the right when
WW II Merchant Marine Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 19, 2010
2. WW II Merchant Marine Marker
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traveling north. Marker is located in Barnegat Lighthouse State Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Barnegat Light NJ 08006, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Vigilant Guardian (within shouting distance of this marker); Maj. Gen. George Gordon Meade (within shouting distance of this marker); Barnegat Lighthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Salty Survivors (within shouting distance of this marker); Maritime Forest Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); Maritime Sentinels (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Massacre at Long Beach (about 400 feet away); How Much Water Flows Through Barnegat Inlet (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Barnegat Light.
 
Marker in Barnegat Lighthouse State Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 19, 2010
3. Marker in Barnegat Lighthouse State Park
Barnegat Lighthouse image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 19, 2010
4. Barnegat Lighthouse
The U.S. Merchant Marine WW II Memorial is located within sight of this lighthouse, which is mentioned on the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 21, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 982 times since then and 90 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 21, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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