The waters off Chatham are notoriously dangerous because of the treacherous shoals and currents. The need for lights to warn mariners was recognized in early days of the country, and in 1806, nine years after the erection of the first lighthouse on . . . — — Map (db m63403) HM
He came from Norwich England in 1637. He acquired from the Indians by a series of purchases prior to the year 1683 the greater part of the present Township then known as Monomoyick. He and his sons and sons-in-laws Robert Nickerson • Samuel . . . — — Map (db m68997) HM
Chatham’s only active hostilities
during the Revolutionary War occurred in Chatham Harbor,
near this site, on 20 June 1782.
At sunrise, crew members from a British privateer were discovered in Chatham’s East Harbor, attempting to sail away . . . — — Map (db m78440) HM
A group of Separatist from the Church of England, later named Pilgrims, left England for Holland in 1608 in settled in Leiden in 1609. After staying there for 11 years, the group sailed back to England on the ship Speedwell, where they joined by . . . — — Map (db m78321)
One of the most spectacular small boat rescues on the east coast of the United States occurred on February 18, 1952. The tanker Pendleton broke in half off the coast of Chatham during a fierce Nor' caster storm. In blinding rain and sixty foot seas, . . . — — Map (db m63406) HM