Ringwood in Passaic County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Marine Chevaux De Frise
To George Washington, in Ringwood, July 1776
These 12 sided devices were chained together
across the Hudson and Delaware Rivers to
thwart British shipping.
Designed in war, this monument is dedicated
in peace to all Patriots who have defended
the Freedom and Liberty we gained
200 years ago
this 1/2 scale replica erected by the
Ringwood Jaycees July 1976
Erected 1976 by Ringwood Jaycees.
Location. 41° 7.761′ N, 74° 15.931′ W. Marker is in Ringwood, New Jersey, in Passaic County. Marker is at the intersection of Margaret King Avenue and Boro Parkway, on the right when traveling west on Margaret King Avenue. Touch for map. Located in front of the Ringwood Police Department. Marker is at or near this postal address: 60 Margaret King Avenue, Ringwood NJ 07456, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ringwood Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Robert Erskine (approx. 0.6 miles away); Robert Erskine F.R.S. Ringwood Manor Forges (approx. 0.7 miles away); Ringwood Manor (approx. 0.8 miles away); Ringwood Manor Iron Complex (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Long Pond Ironworks (approx. 2.6 miles away); Weighing Scale Remains (approx. 2.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ringwood.
Regarding Marine Chevaux De Frise.
Robert Erskine’s marine chevaux de frise was never used during the Revolutionary War. His greatest contribution was that of mapmaker. His detailed maps gave General George Washington superior knowledge of the terrain throughout New Jersey and New York, enabling him to outmaneuver the British on numerous occasions.
Also see . . . Robert Erskine at Ringwood Manor. (Submitted on September 11, 2016, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 11, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 11, 2016, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 208 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 11, 2016, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.