Newport in Newport County, Rhode Island — The American Northeast (New England)
Lost at Sea
June 3, 1984
Stuart Finlay Susan Peterson Howell
Crew and Trainees
Jan Brims Benjamin Bryant Aloma Finlay Christopher Finlay Janis Gravleis Jack Heath Thelma Heath Rodney Hector Thomas LeBel Andrea Lee Carl Mason James McAleer Peter Messer-Bennetts Augustine Nathaniel Clyde Raybowen Stanley Seon Gillian Shaughnessy
Requiescant in Pace
Location. 41° 27.023′ N, 71° 21.284′ 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. RI Pilots of Brenton Reef Pilot Station (here, next to this marker); Brenton Point Maritime Memorial (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 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.
1. S/V Marques Incident
The following background information is from the United States Court of Appeals, First Circuit, heard May 5, 1995 and decided June 19, 1995:
“On June 3, 1984, the Tall Ship S/V MARQUES, a participant in the Cutty Sark International Tall Ships Race between Bermuda and Nova Scotia, encountered a violent squall about eighty miles northeast of Bermuda. Almost without warning, and within seconds of starting to take on water, the vessel sank with the loss of nineteen of the twenty-eight persons on board. . . A sailing program run by the American Sail Training Association ("ASTA"), had arranged for six sail trainees to crew for the MARQUES during the race.”
— Submitted October 30, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New
Categories. • Disasters • Notable Events •
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