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Gloucester in Essex County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Stage Fort Fisherman's Field

 
 
Stage Fort Fisherman's Field Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, September 26, 2010
1. Stage Fort Fisherman's Field Marker
Inscription.
Stage Fort Fisherman's Field
Oldest Defenses in the Mass. Bay Colony. Thrown up in 1625 by Capt. John Hewest. Occupied in King Philips War 1675 and in King Georges War 1743. Companies under Capt. John McCaw and Capt. John Lane stationed here during War for Independence 1775-82. Garrisoned and enlarged in War of 1812 by Commands Capt. Benj Haskell and Capt. Widgert. The 11th Unattached Company Capt. Thomas Herbert on duty here during the Civil War 1861 to 1865 Fort Conant Battery K 1st Massachussetts Heavy Artillery Maj George F. Quinby commanding encamped here during the Spanish American War of 1898 Camp Hobson. Restored 1930 under auspices of Lucy Knox Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution. Col. John F. Parker Mayor
Gloucester Cape Ann Settled 1623. Inc 1639-42. City 1873

 
Location. 42° 36.318′ N, 70° 40.589′ W. Marker is in Gloucester, Massachusetts, in Essex County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Western Avenue (Massachusetts Route 127) and Essex Avenue (Massachusetts Route 133), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located in Stage Fort Park. Marker is in this post office area: Gloucester MA 01930, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Revolutionary War Memorial
Stage Fort Fisherman's Field Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, September 26, 2010
2. Stage Fort Fisherman's Field Marker
Above this marker is the Revolutionary War Memorial plaque.
(here, next to this marker); Cape Ann Settlement (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Settlement of Cape Ann (about 600 feet away); Nathaniel Warner Company Monument (about 700 feet away); Gloucester World War II Merchant Marine Monument (approx. mile away); In Honor of Nathaniel Haraden (approx. mile away); Gloucester World War II Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); Gloucester Fishermen's Wives Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gloucester.
 
Regarding Stage Fort Fisherman's Field. Stage Fort, the oldest fort of the Massachussetts Bay Colony, is located on the western side of Gloucester Harbor. The site was used until the Spanish-American War. During the Civil War it was renamed Fort Conant. It was also known as Fort Banks, Fort Cross, and Fort Allen. It was restored with mounted display cannon in 1973.
 
Categories. Colonial EraForts, Castles
 
Stage Fort Fisherman's Field Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, September 26, 2010
3. Stage Fort Fisherman's Field Marker
Gloucester Harbor from Stage Fort image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, September 26, 2010
4. Gloucester Harbor from Stage Fort
Ten Pound Island in Gloucester Harbor from Stage Fort image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, September 26, 2010
5. Ten Pound Island in Gloucester Harbor from Stage Fort
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 1, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 1,061 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 1, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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