Newport in Newport County, Rhode Island — The American Northeast (New England)
Missing at Sea May 7, 2007
July 25, 1967
Capt. Jason Franks
February 10, 1973
January 21, 1981
July 26, 1984
Now they are sailing alongside their God with fair winds, following seas, and the warm sun shining on their faces.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Disasters. A significant historical month for this entry is January 1789.
Location. 41° 27.1′ N, 71° 21.402′ W. Marker is in Newport, Rhode Island, in Newport County. Marker is on Ocean Drive, on the right when traveling south. Marker is located in Brenton Point State Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Newport RI 02840, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. EqyptAir Flight 990 Memorial (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Brenton Point Maritime Memorial (about 700 feet away); S/V Marques (about 700 feet away); RI Pilots of Brenton Reef Pilot Station (about 700 feet away); Portuguese Navigators: Pioneers in Maritime Exploration (approx. 0.2 miles away); Portuguese Navigators Monument The Rocky Shore (approx. 0.2 miles away); Brenton Point State Park (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newport.
More about this marker. The marker consists of a red granite bench overlooking the water. The image of a sailboat and three compass roses are on the marker.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 22, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,012 times since then and 88 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 22, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.