Active 1775 - 1876In May 1775, British General Gage, bottled up in Boston Harbor after the Battle of Concord and Lexington in 1775, sent the HMS Falcon to Martha's Vineyard and the Elizabeth Islands in search of food and supplies. Two of the Falcon's tenders, armed with Royal Marines, were found to be anchored just a short distance off Fairhaven's shores in the waters of Buzzards Bay. The appearance of this emblem of royal tyranny incited the people of the Village of Fairhaven to action. Twenty-five members of the village militia, under the command of Captain Nathaniel Pope and Captain Daniel Eggery, sailed from Fairhaven on the sloop Success, engaged the enemy, captured the vessels and took more than twenty-five prisoners. This was the first naval battle of the Revolution.
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|Date Added||Monday, August 10th, 2015 at 10:03am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||19T E 341582 N 4609843|
|Decimal Degrees||41.62460000, -70.90166667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 41° 37.476', W 70° 54.1'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||41° 37' 28.56" N, 70° 54' 6" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 21 Fort St, Fairhaven MA 02719, US|
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