Rockport in Essex County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
Old Stone Fort
Location. 42° 39.643′ N, 70° 36.854′ W. Marker is in Rockport, Massachusetts, in Essex County. Marker is at the intersection of Bear Skin Neck and Tuna Wharf, on the right when traveling north on Bear Skin Neck. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rockport MA 01966, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cannon from the U.S.S. Constitution (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Town Wharves (about 800 feet away); Bear Skin Neck (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rockport World War I & II Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Harvey Park (approx. ¼ mile away); The First Settlers of Sandy Bay (approx. 0.3 miles away); Old First Parish Burying Ground (approx. 0.4 miles away); John Pool (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rockport.
Regarding Old Stone Fort. The Sea Fencibles were the Sandy Bay Militia, a locally-sponsored home guard
On July 26, 1813, during the War of 1812 with the United Kingdom, the United States Congress passed "An act to authorize the raising [of] a Corps of Sea Fencibles ... not to exceed one year [service], and not to exceed ten companies who may employed for the defense of the ports and harbors of the United States..."
Categories. • Forts, Castles • War of 1812 •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 29, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 1,023 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 29, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.