Gurnet Fortifications

Gurnet Fortifications (HM212B)

Location: Plymouth, MA 02360 Plymouth County
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N 41° 57.427', W 70° 39.744'

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In 1776 an earthwork fort was erected at the gurnet for the protection of Plymouth Harbor. It mounted six cannons and was manned by militiamen from Plymouth, Kingston, Duxbury and nearby towns. The first lighthouse, built in 1768, stood alongside the fort. While in search of American privateers, H.M.S. Niger observed the fortifications and shots were exchanged, during which one of the lighthouse beacons was destroyed. Erected by the Plymouth Bicentennial Commission1976
HM NumberHM212B
Year Placed1976
Placed ByPlymouth Bicentennial Commission
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Date Added Friday, August 25th, 2017 at 11:41am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 362229 N 4646351
Decimal Degrees41.95711667, -70.66240000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 57.427', W 70° 39.744'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 57' 25.62" N, 70° 39' 44.64" W
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Area Code(s)508, 617, 774
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1-9 Carver St, Plymouth MA 02360, US
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