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Sandy Hook in Monmouth County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

British Embarkation

 
 
British Embarkation Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 20, 2009
1. British Embarkation Marker
Inscription. On July 5, 1778 armies under General Sir Henry Clinton passed this point to reach British ships, at anchor off Horseshoe Cove, which evacuated them to New York. This completed their withdrawal through Middletown from Freehold after the Battle of Monmouth seven days earlier.
 
Erected 1976 by Middletown Township Bicentennial Commission.
 
Location. 40° 24.42′ N, 73° 58.712′ W. Marker is in Sandy Hook, New Jersey, in Monmouth County. Marker is on S Hartshorne Drive, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located in the Sandy Hook Unit of Gateway National Recreation Area. Marker is in this post office area: Highlands NJ 07732, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Highlands Doughboy World War I Monument (approx. mile away); Telegraph and Radar at Twin Lights (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Old North Tower (approx. 0.8 miles away); Marconi at Twin Lights (approx. 0.8 miles away); Spermaceti Cove Lifeboat Station (approx. 0.8 miles away); Twin Lights Mystery Cannon (approx. 0.8 miles away); Navesink Light Station (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Navesink Highlands Light Station (approx. 0.8 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
British Embarkation Marker image. Click for full size.
By R. C., September 5, 2011
2. British Embarkation Marker
The marker's finish was restored in 2011.

1. The Battle of Monmouth. New Jersey during the Revolution. (Submitted on September 23, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. The Battle of Monmouth, 1778. A British perspective of the Battle of Monmouth from BritishBattles.com. (Submitted on September 23, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Marker at Sandy Hook image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 20, 2009
3. Marker at Sandy Hook
British Embarkation Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 20, 2009
4. British Embarkation Marker
New York City as seen from Sandy Hook image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 20, 2009
5. New York City as seen from Sandy Hook
British ships anchored in this vicinity transported the British troops to occupied New York City, seen in the background. The Verrazano – Narrows Bridge can be seen in this photo, taken several miles north of the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 20, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 645 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on September 20, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   2. submitted on September 6, 2011, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey.   3, 4, 5. submitted on September 20, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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