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West Haven in New Haven County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
 

British Landing Site

 
 
British Landing Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, February 15, 2010
1. British Landing Site Marker
The bronze tablet has the inscription on the stone in Braille.
Inscription. At this historic spot, on July 5, 1779 during the American Revolution Brigadier General Garth, with his First Division landed with 1000 British soldiers and marched up Savin Avenue to the Green. Harriet C. North City Historian Donated by Lions Club of West Haven November 8, 1986
 
Erected 1986 by Lions Club of West Haven.
 
Location. 41° 15.267′ N, 72° 57.325′ W. Marker is in West Haven, Connecticut, in New Haven County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Captain Thomas Blvd. and Kelsey Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Located at Savin Rock Beach, next to the large rock outcropping called Savin Rock. Marker is in this post office area: West Haven CT 06516, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Veterans Walk Of Honor (approx. 0.2 miles away); William A. Soderman (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Korean War (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bradley Point Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Avenue Honor Roll (approx. 0.2 miles away); West Haven Vietnam Veterans Memorial (approx. mile away); SOS - Save Our Shore (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Lone Sailor (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Haven.
 
Regarding British Landing Site.
British Landing Site Marker in Front of Savin Rock image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, February 15, 2010
2. British Landing Site Marker in Front of Savin Rock
British troops marched through West Haven on the way to burn New Haven on July 5, 1779. The West Haven city seal bears the image of militiaman Thomas Painter, who was on coast watch atop Savin Rock when he spotted the British ships approaching the harbor.
 
Also see . . .  Battle of New Haven. (Submitted on February 24, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 24, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 805 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 24, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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