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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near New Haven in New Haven County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Near This Spot

 
 
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By Dale K. Benington, June 26, 2007
1. Near This Spot Marker
Inscription.
Near this spot a portion of the
British troops under Gen. Tryon
of New York landed July 5, 1779
intending to burn New Haven.
The opposing force became so large
that the British retreated to their
boats on July 7.


 
Location. 41° 14.94′ N, 72° 54.234′ W. Marker is near New Haven, Connecticut, in New Haven County. Touch for map. If traveling on Interstate 95 to see this historic marker, take Exit 50 to Highway 337. Then proceed south on 337 for 2.2 miles. Turn right onto Lighthouse Road and continue to Lighthouse Point Park, where you will find the Five Mile Point Lighthouse. This historical marker is located in Lighthouse Point Park, just west of the lighthouse, between the lighthouse and the near shoreline. Marker is in this post office area: East Haven CT 06512, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Butterfly Garden at Lighthouse Point Park (within shouting distance of this marker); How Can I Help the Sound? (within shouting distance of this marker); So Who Lives Here, Anyway? (within shouting distance of this marker); Winged Migration (within shouting
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By Dale K. Benington, June 26, 2007
2. Near This Spot Marker
A more distant view of the historical marker with a partial view of the nearby lighthouse in the left background of the picture.
distance of this marker); Roll of Honor (approx. one mile away); In Memory of George Pardee (approx. 1.1 miles away); Fort Nathan Hale (approx. 1 miles away); Patriots of New Haven Memorial (approx. 1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Haven.
 
Categories. MilitaryWar, US Revolutionary
 
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By Dale K. Benington, June 26, 2007
3. Near This Spot Marker
Distant view of the historical marker at the base of the lighthouse, situated at ground level, just off to the right of the lighthouse.
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By Dale K. Benington, June 26, 2007
4. Near This Spot Marker
View looking north, towards New Haven. Although difficult to see, the historical marker is the rock like object that is situated on the edge of the rise, midway between the lighthouse shoreline.
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By Dale K. Benington, June 26, 2007
5. Near This Spot Marker
View looking south, with the historical marker being situated just to the right of the lighthouse, midway between the lighthouse and the shoreline. This is a view of the area where the British troops landed in 1779.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 1, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 856 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on March 2, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   2, 3. submitted on March 3, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   4, 5. submitted on March 2, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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