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Wildwood Crest in Cape May County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Battle of Turtle Gut Inlet

 
 
The Battle of Turtle Gut Inlet Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 24, 2008
1. The Battle of Turtle Gut Inlet Marker
Inscription.
June 29, 1776
A memorial to the seamen and officers
of the
Brigantine Nancy

 
Location. 38° 58.17′ N, 74° 50.689′ W. Marker is in Wildwood Crest, New Jersey, in Cape May County. Marker is at the intersection of New Jersey Avenue and E Miami Avenue, on the right when traveling south on New Jersey Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is on a triangular plot of land between New Jersey Avenue and Bayview Drive. Marker is in this post office area: Wildwood NJ 08260, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cape May County Fishermans Memorial (approx. 3.6 miles away); Historic Cold Spring Village (approx. 3.6 miles away); All Shapes, Sizes and Materials (approx. 3.9 miles away); Hereford Inlet Lighthouse (approx. 3.9 miles away); Dedicated to Lt. Richard Wickes (approx. 4 miles away); S. S. Cape May (approx. 4.8 miles away); Edwin Joseph Hill, CMH (approx. 4.9 miles away); Edgar Arthur Draper (approx. 4.9 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  The Battle of Turtle Gut Inlet. The Borough of Wildwood Crest website. (Submitted on August 28, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Additional keywords.
Marker in Wildwood Crest image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 24, 2008
2. Marker in Wildwood Crest
On June 29, 1776, the Brigatine Nancy, carrying ammunition for the Continental Army, was attacked near here by two British warships. The crew offloaded about 2/3 of the cargo onto two Continental frigates that came to its aid before abandoning the ship.
Continental Navy; John Barry.
 
Categories. Notable EventsWar, US RevolutionaryWaterways & Vessels
 
The Battle of Turtle Gut Inlet Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 24, 2008
3. The Battle of Turtle Gut Inlet Marker
Before abandoning the Brigatine Nancy, her crew set the ship on fire. The flames set off the remaining gunpowder, depriving the British of the ammunition.
Sunset Lake image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 24, 2008
4. Sunset Lake
The marker is located across the street from Sunset Lake. Turtle Gut Inlet, the site of the 1776 battle, is located 3 blocks south of the marker but has since been landfilled.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 28, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 3,181 times since then and 79 times this year. Last updated on June 1, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 28, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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