Swampscott in Essex County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
Captured English Cannon
This English cannon cast in 1798 captured during the War of 1812 by the Salem privateer "Grand Turk" bought by Swampscott fisherem in 1835 for use as a fog signal and last discharged on July 4, 1857 is now dedicated by the town as a memorial to the fishermen of Swampscott, on this, the site of the original fish houses.
July 4, 1936
Lester B. Morley
Philip E. Bessom
Kenneth W. Ulman
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War of 1812.
Location. 42° 28.055′ N, 70° 54.636′ W. Marker is in Swampscott, Massachusetts, in Essex County. Marker is at the intersection of Humphrey Street (Massachusetts Route 129) and Greenwood Avenue, on the left when traveling south on Humphrey Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Swampscott MA 01907, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. In Memory of G. Norman Albree (a few steps from this marker); Swampscott Mariners Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Lt. Gen. John R. ChaissonJudge Andrew R. Linscott (approx. 0.4 miles away); Swampscott World War Honor Roll (approx. 0.4 miles away); Swampscott Vietnam Veterans Honor Roll (approx. 0.4 miles away); Swampscott Desert Shield - Desert Storm Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away); Swampscott Korean War Honor Roll (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Swampscott.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 7, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 832 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 7, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.