Newport in Newport County, Rhode Island — The American Northeast (New England)
Portuguese Navigators Monument
“This monument is a gift to the people of the United States of America, from the Rhode Island General Assembly in conjunction with the National Committee of the Commemorations of the Discoveries of Portugal and commissioned under the auspices of the Portuguese Cultural Foundation of Rhode Island.
Edward D. Diprete, Governor
Richard A. Light, Lieutenant Governor
The Miguel Corte-Real Monument Committee.
Charters de Almeida,
Architect Joao Santa-Rita,
Erected 1988 by Portuguese Cultural Foundation of Rhode Island.
Location. 41° 26.994′ N, 71° 21.299′ W. Marker is in Newport, Rhode Island, in Newport County. Marker is on Ocean Drive, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located in Brenton Point State Park. Marker is in this post office area: Newport RI 02840, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Portuguese Navigators: Pioneers in Maritime Exploration (here, next to this marker); S/V Marques (within shouting distance of this marker); RI Pilots of Brenton Reef Pilot Station (within shouting distance Brenton Point Maritime Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); EqyptAir Flight 990 Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); The Rocky Shore (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Brenton Point State Park (about 600 feet away); Missing at Sea May 7, 2007 (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newport.
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