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Barnegat Light in Ocean County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

U.S. Merchant Marine WW II Memorial

 
 
U.S. Merchant Marine WW II Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 19, 2010
1. U.S. Merchant Marine WW II Memorial Marker
Inscription.
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”
Joseph Conrad

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. Touch for map. Marker is located in 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. Vigilant Guardian (within shouting distance of this marker); Maj. Gen. George Gordon Meade
WW II Merchant Marine Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 19, 2010
2. WW II Merchant Marine Marker
(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
 
Marker in Barnegat Lighthouse State Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 19, 2010
3. Marker in Barnegat Lighthouse State Park
Barnegat Lighthouse image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 19, 2010
4. Barnegat Lighthouse
The U.S. Merchant Marine WW II Memorial is located within sight of this lighthouse, which is mentioned on the marker.
 
 
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 756 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 21, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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