Gloucester in Essex County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
Stage Fort Fisherman's Field
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Forts or Castles.
Location. 42° 36.318′ N, 70° 40.589′ W. Marker is in Gloucester, Massachusetts, in Essex County. Marker can be reached from the Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gloucester MA 01930, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Revolutionary War Memorial (here, next to this marker); Cape Ann Settlement (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Settlement of Cape Ann (about 600 feet away); Nathaniel Warner Company Monument (about 700 feet away); Gloucester World War II Merchant Marine Monument (approx. ¼ mile away); In Honor of Nathaniel Haraden (approx. ¼ mile away); Gloucester World War II Monument (approx. ¼ mile away); Gloucester Fishermen's Wives Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gloucester.
Regarding Stage Fort Fisherman's Field. Stage Fort, the oldest fort of the Massachussetts Bay Colony, is located on the western side of Gloucester Harbor. The site was used until the Spanish-American War. During the Civil War it was renamed Fort Conant. It was also known as Fort Banks, Fort Cross, and Fort Allen. It was restored with mounted display cannon in 1973.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 1, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 1,188 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 1, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.