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Near Scituate in Plymouth County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

The Italian Freighter Etrusco

 
 
The Italian Freighter <i>Etrusco</i> Marker image. Click for full size.
By Roger W. Sinnott, October 14, 2009
1. The Italian Freighter Etrusco Marker
Inscription. The Italian freighter Etrusco, a 7000 ton liberty ship, grounded here March 16, 1956, in a northeast blizzard. All hands safe. Refloated November 22, 1956.

Placed by the Cedar Point Association on the 30th anniversary of grounding and the 350th year of Scituate's incorporation.
 
Erected 1986 by the Cedar Point Association.
 
Location. 42° 12.286′ N, 70° 42.949′ W. Marker is near Scituate, Massachusetts, in Plymouth County. Marker can be reached from Lighthouse Road. Touch for map. Marker is mounted on the northeast side of the Old Scituate Lighthouse, located at Cedar Point, on the north side of the entrance to Scituate harbor and 20 miles southeast of Boston, Massachusetts. Marker is in this post office area: Scituate MA 02066, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. “Donít Give Up The Ship” (here, next to this marker); Old Scituate Lighthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Williams-Barker House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Satuit Brook (approx. one mile away); Men of Kent Cemetery (approx. 1.3 miles
Site of the Ship's Grounding image. Click for full size.
By Roger W. Sinnott, October 14, 2009
2. Site of the Ship's Grounding
The Old Scituate Lighthouse, seen from a breakwater that extends to the southeast. For eight months in 1956, the Etrusco lay within this view, just off the rocky shore at right.
away); First Meeting House (approx. 1.3 miles away); Site of the First Church (approx. 1.3 miles away); First Training Field (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Scituate.
 
Also see . . .  New England Lighthouses: A Virtual Guide - Scituate Light. A photograph and account of the grounded ship Etrusco. (Submitted on October 21, 2009, by Roger W. Sinnott of Chelmsford, Massachusetts.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 20, 2009, by Roger W. Sinnott of Chelmsford, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 1,736 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 20, 2009, by Roger W. Sinnott of Chelmsford, Massachusetts. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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