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Vergennes in Addison County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Commodore Thomas Macdonough

Born December 1783

 

—Died November 1825 —

 
Commodore Thomas Macdonough Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 7, 2017
1. Commodore Thomas Macdonough Monument
Inscription.

Victorious commander
of the American Fleet
in the naval battle of
Plattsburg
September 11, 1814
A Gallant Officer
An Exemplary Citizen
A National Hero

Memorial
erected to commemorate
the building by
Commodore Macdonough
of the Saratoga and other
American ships at Vergennes
which later won a notable
victory over the British
Fleet on Lake Champlain

John Russell Pope Architect

Restoration - Oct 1997
by City of Vergennes
American Legion Post #14
Vergennes Rotary Club


 
Erected 1925 by the United States Government and the State of Vermont.
 
Location. 44° 10.105′ N, 73° 15.109′ W. Marker is in Vergennes, Vermont, in Addison County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (Vermont Route 22A) and Park Street, on the right when traveling west on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Vergennes City Park (Town Green), Vergennes VT 05491, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Vergennes 150th Anniversary (within shouting distance of this
Commodore Thomas Macdonough Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 7, 2017
2. Commodore Thomas Macdonough Monument
marker); The Bixby Memorial Free Library (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); World War Memorial (about 600 feet away); Early Life Along Otter Creek in Vergennes (approx. ¼ mile away); The Vergennes Pump House (approx. ¼ mile away); Commerce at the Crossroads (approx. ¼ mile away); Macdonough Shipyard (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vergennes.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. Thomas Macdonough Bio. (Submitted on October 24, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Thomas Macdonough, Commodore. (Submitted on October 24, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismWar of 1812Waterways & Vessels
 
Commodore Thomas Macdonough Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 7, 2017
3. Commodore Thomas Macdonough Monument
Thomas Macdonough Portrait image. Click for full size.
By Gilbert Stuart, circa 1815/18
4. Thomas Macdonough Portrait
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 16, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 24, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 60 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 24, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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