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Brenton Point Maritime Memorial

 
 
Brenton Point Maritime Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 8, 2011
1. Brenton Point Maritime Memorial
Inscription.
In Honor of Ernest Coggeshall, Jr.
9/2/15 – 4/27/95

Capt. Joseph X. “Jay” O’Brien, Jr.
4/21/54 – 12/16/90
Dad, Mom and Family

[ Right Side of Monument : ]
James Wah Gin Wong
1918 – 1993
Stephen Joseph Fougere
1954 – 1972
John Henry Rayner
1956 – 1990
James T. O’Connell
1889 – 1974
W. Mark Ohlsen
1949 – 1985
John T. Reddy   USN
1927 – 1994
John A. Reddy
1958 – 1980
John “Mac” McNeal
1959 – 1987
Lyle Wood       Australia
1912 – 1994

[ Back of Monument : ]
In memory of
Thomas Edward Leach
12/15/55 – 9/26/93

[ Left Side of Monument : ]
John N. Springett
1920 – 1993
The Druken Family
1893 – 1993
Arthur J. Mello, Jr.
1951 – 1983
Raymond P. Mello
1954 – 1991
John Tighe Greene
1975 – 1992
Walter B. Eberle
1896 – 1938
Frederick H. Harrington
1909 – 1973
Plato C. Austin       USN
1918 – 1994
Kevin I. Coyne
1954 – 1975
John Charles Christensen
1973 – 1989

 
Location. 41° 27.024′ N, 71° 21.284′ W.
Front Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 8, 2011
2. Front Marker
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. S/V Marques (here, next to this marker); RI Pilots of Brenton Reef Pilot Station (here, next to this marker); EqyptAir Flight 990 Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Portuguese Navigators Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Portuguese Navigators: Pioneers in Maritime Exploration (within shouting distance of this marker); The Rocky Shore (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Brenton Point State Park (about 500 feet away); Missing at Sea May 7, 2007 (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newport.
 
More about this marker. A ship’s wheel is located on top of the monument. Below this is a relief of a fisherman holding his catch. The back of the monument contains a relief of a ship caught in a storm.
 
Categories. DisastersWaterways & Vessels
 
Front Lower Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 8, 2011
3. Front Lower Marker
Right Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 8, 2011
4. Right Marker
Marker on Back of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 8, 2011
5. Marker on Back of Monument
Left Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 8, 2011
6. Left Marker
Brenton Point Maritime Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 8, 2011
7. Brenton Point Maritime Marker
The Brenton Point Maritime Memorial is located at the base of the Nautical flagpole in Brenton Point State Park.
Marker in Brenton Point State Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 8, 2011
8. Marker in Brenton Point State Park
Brenton Point Maritime Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 8, 2011
9. Brenton Point Maritime Memorial Marker
This photo shows the marker as it appears from Ocean Drive.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 29, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 985 times since then and 69 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on October 29, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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