Barnegat Light in Ocean County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
U.S. Merchant Marine WW II Memorial
This monument is a memorial to the U.S. Merchant Marine of World War II and to the Merchant Mariners and Navy Armed Guard who served together aboard cargo ships, troop transports, and oil tankers that delivered war material to our troops overseas. 820 of these vessels were lost and became steel coffins. Enemy submarines attacked and sank most of them, taking brave heroes to watery graves some within sight of this great lighthouse. This then is their cemetery.
“May the deep sea where they
sleep now rock them gently
rock them tenderly
to the end of time”
American Merchant Marine Veterans
Erected by American Merchant Marine Veterans.
Marker series. This marker is included in the US Navy Armed Guard marker series.
Location. 39° 45.84′ N, 74° 6.331′ W. Marker is in Barnegat Light, New Jersey, in Ocean County. Marker can be reached from Broadway, on the right when traveling north. Marker is located in Barnegat Lighthouse State Park. Touch for map Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Vigilant Guardian (within shouting distance of this marker); Maj. Gen. George Gordon Meade (within shouting distance of this marker); Barnegat Lighthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Salty Survivors (within shouting distance of this marker); Maritime Forest Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); Maritime Sentinels (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Massacre at Long Beach (about 400 feet away); How Much Water Flows Through Barnegat Inlet (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Barnegat Light.
Categories. • War, World II •
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 21, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 845 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 21, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.