Barnegat Light in Ocean County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Massacre at Long Beach
October 25, 1782, a British vessel ran aground near Barnegat City and was captured by patriot militiamen under Capt. Andrew Steelman. That night, while sleeping on the beach, Steelman and his men were massacred by Tory raiders led by John Bacon.
Erected by The New Jersey Commission on Historic Sites.
Location. 39° 45.801′ N, 74° 6.395′ W. Marker is in Barnegat Light, New Jersey, in Ocean County. Marker can be reached from Broadway, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located in the parking lot of Barnegat Lighthouse State Park. Marker is in this post office area: Barnegat Light NJ 08006, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Maritime Sentinels (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Salty Survivors (within shouting distance of this marker); Maritime Forest Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); Vigilant Guardian (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Maj. Gen. George Gordon Meade (about 400 feet away); Barnegat Lighthouse (about 400 feet away); U.S. Merchant Marine WW II Memorial (about 400 feet away); Birds of the Beach (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Barnegat Light.
Categories. • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 19, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 980 times since then and 68 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on August 12, 2014, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 19, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.