Fairhaven in Bristol County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
A National Historic Site
1778 - Captured and destroyed by the British.
1812 - Repelled British attempt at capture.
1861 - Manned by Federal troops in defense of this harbor.
Erected 1973 by the Fairhaven Historic Commission.
Location. 41° 37.467′ N, 70° 54.094′ W. Marker is in Fairhaven, Massachusetts, in Bristol County. Marker is on Fort Street west of Beacon Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. This marker is affixed to a small boulder, located near the water front, on a small ridge of exposed bedrock, a short distance from the harbor walkway that goes out on the harbor hurricane break, in the Fort Phoenix State Reservation Park. Marker is in this post office area: Fairhaven MA 02719, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Fort Phoenix (a few steps from this marker); Major Israel Fearing (within shouting distance of this marker); Donald R. Bernard (within shouting distance of this marker); Revolutionary War Cannon (within shouting distance of this Fort Phoenix (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Fort Phoenix (within shouting distance of this marker); William Bradford (approx. 0.6 miles away); Merrill's Wharf (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fairhaven.
Categories. • War of 1812 • War, US Civil • War, US Revolutionary •
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