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Buzzards Bay in Barnstable County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

August Belmont

February 18, 1853 - December 10, 1924

 
 
August Belmont Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Simmons, July 2012
1. August Belmont Marker
Inscription.
In Memory of
August Belmont
February 18, 1853 - December 10, 1924
Whose vision, initiative, an indomitable courage made possible the first complete construction of The Cape Cod Canal
Connecting Buzzards Bay and Cape Cod Bay which was officially opened for traffic July 29, 1914.
From his maternal Grandfather Commodore Matthew Calbraith Perry he inherited a warm allegiance to the interests of New England and his deep concern for those who go down to the sea in ships.

 
Location. 41° 46.012′ N, 70° 34.158′ W. Marker is in Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts, in Barnstable County. Marker is on Scenic Highway (U.S. 6), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Buzzards Bay MA 02532, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. William Barclay Parsons (here, next to this marker); Cape Cod Canal (here, next to this marker); Monica Dickens Stratton (here, next to this marker); Comassakumakanit (approx. half a mile away); Bournedale's Yesterdays (approx. half a mile away); Still on Patrol
August Belmont Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Simmons, July 2012
2. August Belmont Marker
(approx. mile away); Sagamore Hill Trail (approx. 2.7 miles away); Changes Through Time (approx. 2.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Buzzards Bay.
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesWaterways & Vessels
 
Cape Cod Canal image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Simmons, July 2012
3. Cape Cod Canal
with one of the bridges in the background
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 20, 2012, by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 796 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 20, 2012, by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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